PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. 17 reviews

Description:

LOGAN Community Resources is our full name but who are we? LOGAN is a non-profit organization with community impact in Michiana.

What does LOGAN do and why do we exist? LOGAN supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they and their families may achieve their desired quality of life.

What does LOGAN aspire to be? LOGAN envisions a community in which every individual, regardless of obstacles or challenges, is able to reach their full potential.

How do LOGAN employees do their jobs every day? LOGAN employees are dedicated to performing their duties with respect, kindness, honesty, loyalty, and quality in mind for LOGAN’s clients, staff, and the agency.

LOGAN offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

Accruing Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay

Medical, Dental/Orthodontia, and Vision plans

Rx Help Prescription Cost Assistance Program & KISx Card for optimal surgical procedures

403(B) Traditional and ROTH retirement plans – Company match of up to 3% after 1 year of service

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Long-term disability and Reliance Standard Supplemental Insurance Plans (Short-term disability, critical illness, acceded, accidental death & dismemberment)

$15,000 company paid life insurance

Full time employees eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Employee-Referral incentive for qualifying positions


The Physical Therapy Assistant works under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. Under the direction of a physical therapist, the physical therapy assistant will provide evaluations and therapy in a variety of settings, assessing the gross motor area of development. They will work with the licensed Physical Therapist to develop treatment plans and outcomes reflected in the Individual Family Service Plan, using therapeutic modalities and procedures recommended by the licensed Physical Therapist to maintain and increase skills.

. Requirements:

Essential Functions

Evaluations

  • Assist in evaluating children on an individual basis.
  • Assist in communicating the results of the assessment/screening as directed by the licensed Physical Therapist.

Therapy

  • Collaborate with the licensed physical therapist and family to promote development of an individualized intervention program for the child. Families are supported through coordination of services, advocacy, and assistance to enhance the development of their child. This includes assisting in positioning during daily routines and activities, adapting toys for play, expanding mobility options, using equipment safely, facilitating safety for the home and community, and providing information on the child’s physical and healthcare needs.
  • Facilitate the growth of the child’s parents as teachers by working with the licensed physical therapist to provide resources and support necessary to adequately meet each goal.
  • Provide parents with a developmental model of learning which will help them to clarify and realize their own child’s needs.
  • In community settings, the physical therapy assistant will allow for the general wellbeing and safety of the children.

Communications

  • Deal effectively with other staff, agencies, and community programs, as well as children and their parents/guardians.
  • The physical therapy assistant shall keep daily progress notes, collaborate with the licensed Physical Therapist to make quarterly reports on, and maintain records of evaluations, home visits, etc.
  • The physical therapy assistant will collaborate with the licensed Physical Therapist to write discharge summaries and complete exit skills for all children who are transitioning to the school system when turning three.
  • Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, parent group meetings when requested.
  • Collaborate with the licensed Physical Therapist in order to participate with other team members in writing reports.
  • Assist in the evaluations with the licensed Physical Therapist in a variety of settings to determine program needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Participate with all First Steps staff and other community agency personnel in developing appropriate outcomes for Individual Family Service Plans.
  • Attend appropriate workshops and conferences to increase professional effectiveness and meet the 15-hour minimum requirement by First Steps.

General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the health and safety of children served.
  • Expected to serve as role model for persons served.
  • Expected to serve as an advocate and to protect the rights of children served.
  • Expected to participate in training as required by their supervisor or for all LOGAN staff.
  • Assist in planning instructional activities as well as activities in the community.
  • Complete required monthly statistics on a timely basis
  • Respect the confidentiality and cultural diversity of the child and his/her family, according to LOGAN policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Indiana. Must work under the supervision of an enrolled, licensed Physical Therapist.

Experience

  • One year of working with the pediatric population is preferred but not necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The ability to communicate with other appropriate staff, supervisor, and agency personnel.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with children and families within this format.
  • The ability to assist in providing developmental outcomes for each child and demonstrate activities and strategies to their families and caregivers.
  • The ability to work independently and use sound judgment.
  • Registered/licensed with the Health Professions Bureau of Indiana.
  • Enrolled in the state of Indiana as a First Steps provider.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive to and from each visit, therapy session, or Individual Family Service Plan site.
  • Reliable form of transportation.
  • Lift a child three years of age and under, weighing up to 50 pounds with adaptive equipment.

CONTACT RESPONSIBILITY

Fulfilling the responsibilities of this job may result in contact with body fluids. LOGAN will provide training and offer Hepatitis B vaccination at no cost to the employee.

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