Physical Therapist – Part Time:
ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids, is looking for an awesome, hard-working person to join our team. We are seeking a part time Physical Therapist to provide EAT sessions to participants one day a week. We thrive on team collaboration at ROCK. You will have the opportunity to contribute new ideas and recommendations. Experience, hard work, persistence, timeliness, and enthusiasm are all ingredients for success in this position.
must be able to-
- Screen participants to determine suitability for Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT).
- Performing physical therapy evaluations, re-evaluations, plan of care (POC), short term and long term goals, and reassessments in a timely manner in accordance with state law.
- Perform physical therapist duties in compliance with the TPTA Rules, the APTA Code of Ethics and Core Values.
- Maintain the safety of participants, horses, and volunteers during physical therapy sessions while using EAT principles.
- Delegate tasks to appropriate personnel or direct the POC with supervision of the PTA and PT aide, and volunteers.
- Complete session (SOAP) notes for treatments and a progress note every 60 days or as required under state law. Complete progress forms and reports for funding agencies and discharge summaries.
- Develop follow up-plan for the participant as needed and communicate physical therapy progress and/or concerns with participants and their families and document communication.
- Collaborate with professionals and health care providers when appropriate.
- Determine appropriate horses and equipment for EAT sessions.
- Complete ROCK basic volunteer training, horse handler training, and all types of mount/dismount training. Assist in training volunteers as side walkers, including training for EAT sessions.
- Consult with staff as needed regarding participants with medical needs when appropriate.
- Maintain Texas physical therapy license, liability insurance, CPR and First Aid certification.
- Maintain PATH Intl. Registered Therapist or Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS) status; or be willing to have treatment sessions supervised by PATH Intl. Certified Instructor (CTRI).
- Maintain PATH Intl and AHA memberships.
- Complete continuing education to increase knowledge of physical therapy treatment strategies and EAT techniques.
- Assist staff members and volunteers in maintaining compliance of ROCK’s Policies and Procedures, PATH Intl Standards and ROCK’s HIPAA Policies to ensure that ROCK adheres to these in daily operations.
- Participate in staff meetings and/or review notes from staff meeting.
- Physical Therapist license issued by the state of Texas, TPTA
- American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 Training
- CPR/First Aid/ AED Certification
- Liability insurance.
- Work hard because we love what we are doing.
- Values enthusiasm, willingness, judgment, collaboration, and positive energy.
- Puts our ROCK families, volunteers, horses, donors, vendors, partners, and other stakeholders into every decision.
- Feels that every product, communication, and interaction is an opportunity to tell the ROCK story.
- Offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging projects, fun activities, awesome co-workers, and the ability to wear boots and jeans to work.
We are ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids, a 501(c) 3 non-profit Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy organization. We currently have 21 board members, 30 horses, and 28 employees (15 full-time). ROCK was established in 1998 to serve children, adults, and veterans in partnership with the horse. We strive to always live by our mission, vision, and core values. ROCK has a strategic plan that guides the organizational decisions made as we continue to grow serving more individuals.
If you feel you are a good fit for this position, we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your cover letter and resume along with your salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.