Licensed Physical Therapist

Licensed Physical Therapist


Mohegan Lake, New York

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Our client is a private day and boarding school in northern Westchester County (Mohegan Lake), serving the needs of an international coed population of children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum. They are seeking a Licensed Physical Therapist who will provide expertise in physical therapy services, serving as an integral part of our clinical team. He/she will provide expertise in conducting assessments, consulting and counseling, as well as designing and implementing treatment plans and interventions that meet the individualized needs of students. He/she will maintain key relationships with all staff, students and families in order to collaborate and to ensure that the individualized needs of the student population are met. Having access to confidential information, discretion and independent judgement is required. The ability to form strong therapeutic relationships with students of different and varying degrees of abilities and interests is essential. The physical therapist must be highly adaptable and able to provide appropriate and creative interventions in a wide variety of settings and situations within the school’s transdisciplinary model.


Job Description:

Essential Functions
• Provides physical therapy services within a transdisciplinary model that are individualized in nature and meet the needs of the student
• Conducts comprehensive assessments and reassessments of a student's capabilities
• Utilizes a variety of treatment approaches that are safe, creative, and individualized to a particular student's needs, monitoring their progress
• Works closely with other clinicians, and members of the Education and Student Life teams to ensure that each student's progress is holistic, integrated, and takes into account each student's progress and developmental needs
• Proactively maintains communication with students, family members and/or other care givers as appropriate to effectively address student progress, development and any emergency situations
• Maintains appropriate records and reports as required
• Participates in clinical and school activities to advance field knowledge and engages in activities to remain at the forefront of professional development and advancements
• Actively assists with other programs, events, and services administered through the school and has the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of responsibilities.

• Remains up to date on clinical matters, to maintain best in class knowledge of evaluation, intervention and areas under his/her responsibility
• Participates, as needed, in community and professional education regarding clinical matters, life skills independence and related areas
• Performs any other responsibilities as needed and required


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Experience and Qualifications
• A New York State License, and is in good professional standing
• Degree in Physical Therapy or a relevant field of study; Doctorate degree is preferred
• Supervisory experience is preferred
• Experience working with students with developmental disabilities or on the autistic spectrum is strongly preferred; School experience a plus

• Exceptional communication (oral and written) and active listening skills to appropriately meet student needs. Must also be able to effectively communicate and interact with faculty, staff, families, and all external constituencies
• Excellent analytical capabilities, with a demonstrated ability to understand, problem solve, and make sound determinations/decisions in situations with complex facts and data
• Demonstrated ability to achieve desired results working collaboratively in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders while being sensitive and responsive to the diverse needs of students, families, faculty, and staff, with a high degree of cultural competency and collegiality
• Ability to effectively and proactively interact with a wide variety of individuals in a manner that values diversity, and positively portrays our programs, personnel and philosophies
• Ability to adapt, remain flexible
• Demonstrated ability to have a sense of urgency, ability to make sound and appropriate decisions under pressure where situations/circumstances are continually evolving
• Ability to multi-task, and handle multiple situations with discretion, and sensitivity to a variety of factors, while exercising sound judgment
• Demonstrated ability to be a team player and work cross-functionally with other disciplines and with other departments.
• Computer proficiency and a working knowledge of Microsoft and other software, and ability to learn Azimuth SIS, our database management software provider

Supervisory Responsibility – Yes, as enrollment and staff grow as appropriate


Must be able to think analytically, critically, assessing a variety of information to make complex judgements on student situations, outcomes, policies and protocol


This is a 12-month full time position. Full time staff work a traditional 40-hour work week. Demands of the job may require work outside these hours and on weekends as needed and required.





Contact Details:

Ralph Marra

Senior Recruiter