School Physical Therapist (PT)

Horizon Healthcare Staffing
March 14, 2024
Job Type
Pay Range
$75.00 - $100.00 per hour


School Physical Therapist (PT)

Horizon Healthcare Staffing is currently seeking a dedicated and passionate School Physical Therapist to join our team at a school in Nassau County, NY. As a School Physical Therapist, you will play a crucial role in helping students with physical disabilities or injuries improve their mobility and physical functioning to participate fully in their educational environment.

Schedule: Monday – Friday

Job Type: Full or Part-time Available

School Age: Elementary

Salary: $75 - $100 per hour

Location: Valley Stream, NY



  • Evaluate and assess students with physical impairments to determine their individual needs and develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Provide direct physical therapy services to students in individual or group settings as per their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
  • Collaborate with teachers, other therapists, and school staff to integrate physical therapy goals into the student's overall educational program.
  • Monitor and document student progress, conducting periodic re-evaluations as required.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians about their child's progress, therapy goals, and home exercises or activities to support therapy outcomes.
  • Adapt and modify school environments to accommodate students with physical disabilities and promote their independence.
  • Attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and contribute to the development of the student's educational goals.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss student progress and plan interventions collaboratively



  • Valid and active New York State Physical Therapist license.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in pediatric or school-based physical therapy preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of pediatric physical therapy techniques and interventions.
  • Ability to develop and implement individualized treatment plans based on student needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, and school staff.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and best practices in school-based physical therapy.
  • Familiarity with special education and IEP processes is a plus.
  • Compassionate and patient demeanor with a genuine passion for helping children with physical disabilities.
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