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Perkins School for the Blind

General Information


Job title: Physical Therapist (Part-time)
Job location: Watertown, MA 02472 United States
Requisition code: 1009
Date posted: 01/28/13
Job type: Part-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Pediatric Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist

Job Description

Job description:
Perkins School for the Blind was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and have multiple impairments. As the programs and services at Perkins have grown, their focus has evolved and extended beyond our campus and into many different communities throughout the United States and around the world. Located near Boston and Cambridge, our programs provide educational training opportunities for students from birth to 22 years of age and services for adults in residential, day and community-based programs. All of our programs and services strive to enable each student and client to develop his or her greatest potential and maximum independence.

Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

The Registered Physical Therapist assesses, organizes and implements physical therapy to, blind and visually impaired students with multiple impairments, on an individual, small group and classroom basis. Responsibilities include ensuring the safety of students and implementing behavioral plans as needed during treatment, providing diagnostic evaluations, participating in the consultation and training of educational and residential staff, writing progress reports and developing IEP's, ordering and maintaining adaptive equipment (i.e., wheelchairs, walkers, standers, orthotics), and working as a member of an interdisciplinary team that includes supervisors, teachers, clinicians, families and residential staff.

We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

How to apply: To apply for a position at Perkins School for the Blind, please visit our website,

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants who represent a variety of backgrounds and abilities, who are bilingual, or who have life experience are encouraged to apply.


Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree, certification in Physical Therapy, and licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts.
First Aid/CPR certification.

Preference given to:
Applicants with a Master's Degree, DPT, NDT training, and experience working with children with multiple disabilities.
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