A Physical Therapist - Early Interventionist supports children ages birth to three with developmental delays or diagnoses and their families. Services are usually home-based and designed to directly involve families in providing developmental, social-emotional, nutritional, and behavioral opportunities for their children’s growth and well-being.
Monitors the development and implementation of an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) and maximizes parent teaching abilities by demonstrating effective interaction skills and by assisting parents in understanding their child's developmental level. Reinforces follow-through of home strategies and objectives with the child’s family.
Conducts evaluations and assessments as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Develops goals and strategies to support the child’s growth and development based on evaluation and assessment data.
Assists parents in achieving a realistic view of their role in their child's development, as well as a realistic view of the child's needs in the context of the family's needs.
Assists parents in communicating with the many agencies that provide assistance to them and their child.
Assists parents in transition to public or private services before the child reaches age three, or when services are no longer needed.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date case records for each assigned client.
Understands and follows all local, state, and federal regulations regarding early intervention.
Prepares and submits reports and information as required.
Maintain professional, confidential relationships with clients, staff and community members.
Actively participate in on-going learning, mentoring and relationship-based supervision.
Other duties as assigned.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and talk or hear, speak and write clearly and type.
The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms to position clients.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and often stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls.
The employee must often lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The usual noise and vibration level in the work environment is moderate, as would be expected in an office setting; however, in the process of conducting home visits, the employee may be exposed to many different home environments and rapidly changing traveling conditions.
Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record; and use your personal vehicle for transportation for work purposes.
BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred in related field.
Appropriate professional NH state licensure; ability to obtain within six months of hire; or in-process of obtaining licensure.
Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance coverage of an inspected and registered vehicle.
Must pass background check.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: 15 days of PTO (starting), 11 paid holidays, 403b contribution, Medical & Vision, Dental, Life/AD&D, and Dependent Care. All premiums covered 100% for employee’s health, dental, vision, and life.
About Rise for baby and family
When parents have concerns about their infant or toddler’s development, the impact of a premature birth, speech delay, suspected autism or any other concern large or small, Rise is available to help. We strive to develop a partnership with families; to combine the expertise of parents with that of professionals to create a team that will provide the best possible intervention.
Rise serves over 250 infants and toddlers annually providing early supports and services and child care that includes children with special needs and their typically developing peers. We work closely with parents to build on their strengths in order to achieve the best possible outcome for their child.