posted: July 21, 2014
Position: Pediatric Physical Therapist Start Date: ASAP
Pay Range: Commensurate w/Experience Hours: (30 hours) w/ Benefits
Job Summary: Under the direction of and reporting to the Therapy Manager, the Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluating the gross motor function and assessing for equipment needs of children under the age of six, who are referred to Children Services. Services include assessment, intervention planning, implementation of intervention, and transition planning. These services are provided in collaboration with families.
Performance Standards and Expectations
Evaluates newly referred clients and provides re-evaluation as needed.
Develops a plan of care for each child and submits the plan to the child’s physician for approval.
Treats children with disabilities or delays in developmental milestones within Vision Forward or natural settings, such as homes and daycare facilities.
Provides direct physical therapy services in accordance with child’s individual family service plan.
Monitors child’s progress with regard to established goals and document services delivered.
Provides ongoing and consistent consultation with families and caregivers for carryover of recommended activities.
Participates in team meetings to discuss goals and progress and maintains ongoing contact with families and physicians as necessary to ensure the child’s fullest development.
Consults and works with team members of multi-disciplinary teams to incorporate appropriate strategies and goals into the child’s plan, to ensure the child’s fullest development.
Completes paperwork adhering to documentation guidelines and timeliness.
Contributes to the functioning of the organization by attending department and agency staff meetings, participating in discussion and accepting committee assignments to complete various tasks related to Children Services operations and procedures.
Remains current on new techniques and practice. Attends in-service trainings, professional workshops, conferences and seminars to continually enhance professional skills and knowledge.
Family friendly atmosphere
Comprehensive benefits (health, dental, vision, life)
Term Life Insurance
Continuing education reimbursements
The opportunity to have a tremendous positive impact on the lives of people dealing with vision loss
Qualifications and Essential Functions:
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a current Wisconsin state license.
Experience working with pediatrics ages birth to six both in the natural environment and clinic settings is preferred.
A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and use of personal automobile required.
Ability to write and read reports.
Ability to effectively communicate with children, parents, professionals and other employees of the organization.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, talk and hear, and have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Must always represent the Association in a professional, respectful and courteous manner.
Must be in compliance with the Confidentiality Policy at all times.
Send resume to, by July 30th:
Vision Forward Association
Attn: Human Resources Director
912 N. Hawley Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53213
FAX : 414-256-8744
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer