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Physiotherapist, Schools - 1216485E
Posting Number 1216485E
Posting Date 2019-Oct-29 Closing Date open until filled
Bargaining Assoc. Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association
Bargain Unit. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4816)
Position Title Physiotherapist, Schools
Location Public Health - Burnaby 105-4946 Canada Way, Burnaby
CSRT - Children's Services Resource Team
Relief Full Time 1.00 FTE (with opportunity for permanent position in 2020)
Days of Work – M-F (option to have rotating Fridays off) Days Off Saturday,Sunday,Statutory
Hours of work 0830-1630
Position Available From 2020-Feb-01 – 2021 July 31 (or return of incumbent); with permanent positions opening up in 2020.
Salary at Time of Posting $35.05 - $43.73
- Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy
- Two years’ experience, including one year in pediatric rehabilitation (all interested candidates will be considered)
- Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
- Valid B.C. Driver’s License and personal vehicle for work related purposes
The Physiotherapist provides services to mentally and physically disabled school age children; provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to school age children within the City of Burnaby, as well as, information to clients, family members, school staff, school officials, other health professionals, and the community. This service facilitates the integration of students with special needs by providing assessment, consultation, education and intervention.
Duties/Responsibilities/Key Areas of Involvment Include Provides physiotherapy services promoting physical function, fitness and motor performance to contribute to the child's overall cognitive, perceptual, social and emotional well being.
Provides physiotherapy assessment to determine functional and developmental abilities of children with special needs in Burnaby schools and plans, implements, evaluates, and as required, modifies rehabilitation programs and services to meet those needs and to maximize opportunities for independence.
Provides in-service education to students, teachers, other school staff and other health care professionals regarding the special needs of children within the classroom and other topics related to rehabilitation.
Assists school officials in planning and implementing programs to teach non-handicapped students about the needs of students with developmental difficulties.
Provides physiotherapy assessment and recommendations to assist in developing gross and fine motor skills activities tailored to the needs of the individual child.
Attends school conferences to develop plans to meet rehabilitation needs with parents, teachers, and other health care professionals.
Assesses function and ability of individual children; develops, implements, teaches and evaluates individual therapy programs and prepares and maintains client charts, records of assessments and goals of treatment delivered.
Assess educational and community environments to prevent, modify or alleviate barriers in order to facilitate the functioning of children with special needs and suggests modifications to improve accessibility.
Establishes and maintains liaison between parents, schools, physicians and a variety of community agencies and organizations in the health care field such as general hospitals and rehabilitation centres.
Provides information and training in a variety of areas including, overviews of disabilities and their effect on school performance, back care, proper techniques for lifting, handling and transferring students with physical disabilities, disability awareness and implications for other students and teachers in the school.
Recommends specialized equipment or modifications to promote independence; designs or modifies a variety of self-help aids and rehabilitation equipment to meet the needs of individual disabilities.
Recommends and/or collaborates with others for seating and positioning to provide student(s) with suitable and comfortable equipment.
Prepares and maintains a variety of reports and records related to the work.
Prepares individualized care plans for students, trains, and monitors non-health care providers in following the plan as laid out.
Provides rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary approach.
Attends meetings and serves on committees as requested.
Performs other related duties as required.
- Skills and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and objectives of assessing, and treating developmental disabilities.
- Sound knowledge of community health agencies and available services.
- Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and modify rehabilitation programs and services.
- Ability to plan and deliver in-service education sessions to lay and professional groups.
- Ability to assess clients and to plan, deliver and evaluate therapeutic programs.
- Ability to instruct clients, families, teachers, school staff and other health care professionals regarding rehabilitation and related topics.
- Ability to prescribe and/or recommend a variety of self-help aids and rehabilitation equipment.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts including medical professionals.
- Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to work.
- Ability to perform all the duties with minimal supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload and adapt to a changing caseload.
- Knowledge of family centred care