Physical Therapist

San Jose, CA
Children and Family Services – Children's Services Team /
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Hope Services is Silicon Valley’s leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. We seek candidates who share our inspirations & aspirations. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at all levels..
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Salary Range: $56.00-$59.50 per hour commensurate with experience and qualifications

Provides gross motor developmental assessment and developmental activities. Provides parent education and training relative to developmental disabilities. Promotes and documents progress.

Essential Functions
The following responsibilities represent the essential functions of the position. An employee in this classification is responsible for carrying out the following functions:
1.     Function independently and autonomously in providing early intervention
services to infants, toddlers, and families.
2.     Use a family-centered approach while integrating parent coaching into every session.
3.     Provide evaluation addressing five major developmental domains including: cognitive, language, social, motor, and self-help skills.
4.     Perform comprehensive neurological and physical assessment of infants and toddlers including muscle tone, range of motion, reflex development, and movement patterns. Identify neurological sequelae and develop and implement treatment plan based on assessment findings.
5.     Provide updated, developmental information at scheduled IEP’s and IFSP’s and establish appropriate goals and objectives.
6.     Independently recognize those families in crisis and provide appropriate consultation and referral regarding issues related to child abuse, domestic violence, parental stress/conflicts, and substance abuse.
7.     Acts as a mandated reported.
8.     Present in-service trainings to HOPE staff and provide trainings to outside agencies, on an as needed basis.
9.     Collaborate with physicians and outside agencies regarding developmental and other health related issues.
10.  Act as consultant to other agency professional including occupational therapists, speech- language pathologists, developmental specialists.
11.  May perform other duties as assigned to assure efficiency of program.

Qualifications Required
Doctorate in Physical Therapy unless grandfathered in with a Master’s Degree, but must be licensed to practice. One year of related experience working with people with disabilities preferred.

Required Knowledge and Skills
1.     Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet application.
2.     Ability to observe, evaluate, document, and communicate verbally and in writing.
3.     Ability to accept supervision and work cooperatively as a team member with coworkers as well as with the client and families.
4.     Knowledge of disabilities and syndromes.
5.     Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision making situations, good organizational and record keeping skills, and good independent judgment.
6.     Knowledge of infant and toddler assessment and developmental activities.
7.     Knowledge and understanding of team and family dynamics.
8.     Ability to be flexible with scheduling and prioritization of tasks.

Environmental Conditions
Considerable travel in the community, primarily performs work in the client home; sometimes at the office. Lifting, moving stretching, walking, and crawling during training activities with the child and family. Exposure to outdoor conditions, dust, and pollens. Some computer work and periods of intense concentration.
$56 - $59.50 an hour
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Hope Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees not regardless of, but with consideration and appreciation for race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status, or any other status.