Pediatric Therapeutic Services

Physical Therapy (PT) Jobs near Me

Are you looking for a physical therapy job? Read ahead to learn more about working alongside Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) as a school-based Physical Therapy (PT) independent contractor! Then, look through the current openings in our partnering districts to find your next position.

If you would like more information on landing a school-based PT role early in your career, download our free e-book, Guide to Finding an Entry-Level Therapy Job!

Serving Students as a PT in a School Setting

Physical Therapy PTs perform a wide variety of tasks to ensure students with physical challenges can fully access their education in their school environment. When necessary and available, this may include altering the physical environment, such as with adaptive classroom seating or changes to the playground.

Through strategic interventions, PTs can help students achieve goals like increasing range of movement, improving and/or restoring function, and reducing or managing pain. PT interventions can focus on increasing, developing, or improving one or more of the following:

  • Posture
  • Stability
  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Posture
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Gross and fine motor control

In addition to designing and implementing specific PT interventions for specific students, PTs also educate both teachers and staff about how to better support students with physical disabilities or related challenges. They are also a part of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams to help students move along a spectrum of services as their needs and capabilities change.

Required Education & Qualifications for Working as a School-Based PT Alongside PTS

To be eligible for an independent contractor position partnering with PTS, you need an undergraduate degree in physical therapy or a closely related field, such as a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Once you’ve completed the necessary requirements, you need to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE®).

If you have these credentials, have worked in a school setting, or are interested in doing so, engaging as an independent contractor with PTS can help you advance your PT career.

What You Can Expect Working Alongside PTS as an PT Independent Contractor

Physical Therapy PTS is more than your typical staffing agency. We don’t just place you in a school, we go with you. For recently certified PTs or those moving into their first school-based role, we offer an optional School Based Academy every year. This can help new therapists feel more confident as they enter a school environment. Our independent contractors also have the opportunity to:

  • Choose part- or full-time hours as available and needed.
  • Join our community Facebook page where therapists connect and share resources.
  • Easily bill for every productive hour via PTS’s proprietary BudgetWatch™ technology.
  • Access and use our free resource library with therapist-designed interventions, evaluation materials, and more.

PTS’s Clinical Directors are also available to step in as needed to facilitate communication between therapy teams and school administrators.

Work, Learn, & Grow With a Collaborative Team of Dedicated Therapists

While working as an independent contractor PT alongside PTS, you can expect to collaborate with a team. By coordinating and consulting with fellow PTs and therapists from other disciplines, you can build relationships, provide students with more holistic care, and learn how to implement effective interventions.

Help More Students in Both Special & General Education With PTS’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Approach

Our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) approach focuses on classroom-wide interventions that support students with multiple areas of concern in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), as well as the entire class.

To facilitate these interventions and bring therapy into general education, PTs who engage with us often train teachers and support staff to address general student needs at the classroom level. This approach not only contains referrals, but it helps more students in both special and general education.

Where Can I Apply for Physical Therapy Jobs near Me?

If you meet the requirements to begin work as a PT and want to serve students in a school setting, we would love to hear from you. To begin the process, browse through current PT openings.

When you find a position that seems like a good fit, we invite you to apply today or contact PTS with any further questions. We look forward to reviewing your application soon!

 

 

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