State of Massachusetts Physical Therapist III in Worcester, Massachusetts

This position has the option to be based out of Springfield, Worcester, or Northampton, MA based on the needs of the program.

The Department of Developmental Services is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

The Physical Therapist III is an excellent opportunity for experienced professionals in this field to make a significant difference in the lives of the individuals who are supported by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). This position will provide clinical and administrative supervision for 3 staff which include two Physical Therapist II’s, and one Physical Therapist Assistant. This position also provides administrative supervision for one Occupational Therapist. In addition, this position will provide direct services to address the physical therapy needs of the individuals supported by the DDS State-Operated Community programs in the Central/West Region. This position will also provide consultative services for the individuals supported through the Central/West Area Offices.

The Physical Therapist III functions as a member of a multi-discipline clinical support team. This position provides comprehensive physical therapy evaluations, direct diagnostic and treatment services, and recommendations for individuals with unique and complex needs who are supported by DDS in the Central/West Region. In addition, this position provides education and training in physical therapy services to individuals, staff and families to support implementation of guidelines and treatment plans, as well as monitors, evaluates, and documents outcomes.

The Physical Therapist III provides clinical and administrative supervision to assigned staff. This includes the review and evaluation of clinical work, supervisory sessions, and formal and informal training in order to assure physical therapy recommendations meet accepted standards of practice. In addition, the Physical Therapist III will act as a mentor to physical therapy staff in order to promote continued professional development and broaden the Central/West Region’s expertise and ability to provide appropriate interventions. The Physical Therapist III will provide or arrange in-service training for professional and ancillary staff in treatment approaches and interventions for individuals with physical therapy needs.

Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Days Off: Sunday/Saturday

/Flexibility required to meet the needs of the program./

Pre-Offer Process:

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

A criminal background check (CORI) will be completed on the recommended

candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Customer Service line at 800-627-7730.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part- time, professional experience as a physical therapist of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity.

Special Requirements:

Possession of a current and valid Physical Therapist license issued by the Massachusetts Division of Licensure Board of Allied Health Professionals in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1982.

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: Physical Therapist III

Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 324 Clark St

Requisition ID: 180003QK