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Licensed Physical Therapist

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Exceptional Student Education- Licensed Physical Therapist

Location: Various Locations

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule ($51,071 - $87,000)**

Reports to: Principal/Designee

Bargaining Unit: DFT

Benefits Eligibility: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibilty: Not eligible for telemcommuting

**DPSCD will offer a $15,000 retention/recruitment certification bonus to existing and new educators who hold an active State of Michigan License for Physical Therapy for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess Bachelor or Master of Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university.  The State of Michigan requires a license for this occupation.  
  • All states require that physical therapists be licensed.  To obtain a license, applicants must graduate from an accredited educational program and pass a national certification examination.  Those who pass the exam become a licensed physical therapist or licensed/certified physical therapist.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conduct appropriate evaluation of students referred for related services under IDEA and prepare written reports of the evaluations and findings
  2. Participate in meetings as member of the Multidisciplinary Team
  3. Participate in the development of IEP or 504 plans for eligible students
  4. Provide direct and indirect physical therapy in educational settings/least restrictive environments to students
  5. Collaborate with other school personnel regarding physical therapy and the students’ needs
  6. Delegate activities to teachers, parents and paraprofessionals  
  7.  Train/instruct teachers, parents and paraprofessionals in delegated techniques and equipment use
  8. Travel to and among schools to provide services
  9. Maintain records of services provided
  10. Lift, transfer and position students and equipment as necessary
  11. Provides services to students eligible for related services 
  12. Improves, develops, restores or maintains a child’s sensory motor function in educational environments
  13. Functions as “related service personnel” under state and federal law and regulations

 Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance. 

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