• College Station, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Role and Responsibilities

  1. Assess developmental skills of assigned clients from birth to the third birthday:
    • Collect information from case history, parent report, observation of child, and other professionals.
    • Interpret evaluation results, develop diagnostic impressions, and make recommendations.
  2. Implement specific, reasonable, and necessary intervention plans for children experiencing developmental delays, atypical behaviors, and/or certain medical diagnosis based on evaluation findings and the Individual Family Service Plan.  Plans must be written within the 45 day timeline.
  3. Schedule and prioritize direct and indirect service activities within established timelines; document professional contacts in a timely manner.  Services must begin within 28 days of writing the IFSP.  Provide direct services to children and their families at home, daycare, or other "natural environment".
  4. Complete management tools, timesheets, expense reports, schedules, Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) and any other required paperwork; submit on time to supervisor and/or appropriate personnel as designated in procedures.
  5. Insure maximum service delivery through management of a Director/Assistant Director-approved schedule (based on assigned caseload by intensity, frequency, and location of services).  State expectation is that 40% of staff's time will be spent in direct service.
  6. Communicate effectively with families, physicians, other agency representatives, co-workers, and the community at large.
  7. Serve as the Service Coordinator for assigned clients as outlined in the Service Coordination Module.
  8. Participate with other department staff members in the development and presentation of educational materials, in-services, and training courses.
  9. Identify and refer children/families for related services including, but not limited to, audiological, educational, medical, psychological, sociological, or other EASTER SEALS Programs such as the toy lending library, respite, etc., as needed.  
  10. Following through on Medical Equipment needs including ordering equipment and writing letters of medical necessity.
  11. Assist Director/Assistant Director in training new staff and affiliated students.
  12. Perform other related duties as assigned by your Assistant Director, Program Director, or CEO.
  13. Notify your Director/Assistant Director when out for vacation, sick time, or personal business.
  14. Maintain ethical and professional conduct.  Conduct should reflect the code of ethics and standards of recognized professional licensing organizations within each discipline and of EASTER SEALS of Greater Houston.
  15. Adhere to all EASTER SEALS and ECI policies and procedures as reflected in the EASTER SEALS Employee Guidelines and the ECI Policy and Procedure Manual.
  16. Participate in general staff meetings, departmental and managerial meetings, and other meetings as assigned by your Team Manager, Program Director or Chief Executive Officer.
  17. Serve as an ambassador for EASTER SEALS by volunteering at EASTER SEALS events.  Be available for agency fairs and speaking engagements.
  18. Perform all other duties as assigned by your Assistant Director, Program Director or Chief Executive Officer.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Degree:  Bachelors/Master's Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Continuing Education Units (preferably in topics relating to the Birth to Three population).
  • Minimum of three years' experience in physical therapy preferred.  One of the three years preferred in the infant/toddler population.
  • Physical Therapy License for Texas required.
  • Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association optional.

Preferred Skills

  • Communication skills including listening, speaking, nonverbal communication, computer skills and writing skills.
  • Professionalism including attendance, punctuality, discipline, accuracy, neatness, courtesy, penmanship (including neatness and legibility), and acceptable relationships with co-workers.
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