Physical Therapist

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Our mission at The Gray Academy is to create an academic institution that addresses all the needs of the whole child, with a custom individualized approach to learning and therapy. We aim to fill the void of a school that offers a specialized education, coupled with physical, occupational, speech and language, music therapy and additional support to the student and families we serve.

The Gray Academy is a new Non-Profit Private school that opened in September of this year in Santa Monica, serving students with neurological disorders, traumatic brain injuries and global development delays. We hope to be accredited by the state and LAUSD by the end of the 2nd semester of this year as an NPS (nonpublic school). We are looking for a part-time Physical Therapist to join our team and help make a real difference in the lives of the families we serve.

Role and Responsibilities: Participate in Aquatic therapy intervention on Fridays based on need and desire of student/family. Ability to facilitate an adaptive PE class once a week. Develop applicable treatment modalities and theory with consideration of state and school requirements, physical, emotional, and educational levels of development, and requirements written in each students Individual Education Plan (IEP). Collaborate and work closely with parents/caretakers/private therapists to cultivate the appropriate plan for each individual child. Serves as key liaison and ensures positive communication between the Gray Academys students, families, and staff and maintains effective communication with public and private agencies including school districts, mental health and social services agencies and regional centers. Participates fully in IEP process including organizing, facilitating meetings, and writing IEP plans as needed. Desire to continue education and key learning in different areas of Physical Therapy intervention, both conventional and non-conventional (Gray Academy will give credit/reimbursement based on funds available).

Requirements: Neuro background is a MUST Training in Aquatic Thereapy a plus but not required Knowledge of objectives and methods of physical therapy; testing and evaluating development, muscular and neural function and dysfunction. Skeletal anatomy, kinesiology and basic pathology of the physically disabled. Knowledge of the basic construction, use and care of orthopedic appliances and equipment. Knowledge of pertinent state laws and regulations regarding health service programs, public and non-public special education. Knowledge of normal growth and development of children and educational and developmental needs of children with special needs.

This is a flexible part-time position working 8-10 hours per week.

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The Gray Academy is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, physical/mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law.
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