United Cerebral Palsy Pediatric PT for Early Intervention in North Adams, Massachusetts

Provide gross motor/physical therapy evaluations and treatment. Participate in team developmental evaluations and the development and implementation of IFSPs for children and their families. Provide therapy at home, day care or any natural environment the parent/caregiver chooses. Keep accurate and current records of case progress and administrative information i.e.daily billing sheet, travel form, record of contacts and all DPH forms. Participate in evening parent information nights, workshops, health fairs as needed. Attend workshops for professional development and share information with colleagues. Provide a minimum of 70% productivity which may include assessments, group services, individual treatment and community outreach efforts. Collaborate with pediatricians, specialists and other related community providers and vendors. Flexibility to respond to program scheduling needs. To assess and plan programs for children in the following areas of Physical Therapy Muscle tone Muscle strength Range of Motion Movement styles (neurodevelopmental approach) Gross motor development Motor coordination Pulmonary/respiratory status To instruct parents in implementation of developmental activities at their level of understanding, emphasizing the understanding of principles behind activity selection, provide support and guidance for families to assist with utilization of community resources available to them To assist the educator in planning and implementation of gross motor directed playgroups To assist with transition of three year olds to other programs by attending Team meetings when appropriate. Qualifications -Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree from accredited program recognized by the licensing board of the state of MA. -Current licensure as a Physical Therapist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professions. -Experience working with pediatric patients. -Knowledge of community based health systems. -Ability to work with minimal supervision. -Excellent oral & presentation skills. -Leadership talent and the ability to delegate effectively. -Working knowledge of computers and software applications -Knowledge of community resources. -Be familiar with specialized treatment approaches, (i.e., orthopedic management braces, orthotics and prosthetics, neuromuscular treatment, pulmonary hygiene, adaptive equipment)