Early Intervention Physical Therapist

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Physical Therapist provides the specific expertise of that discipline as part of a team in order to develop and implement programs and interventions that benefit children, while working within the framework of the child's natural environment. The Physical Therapist generates and embeds therapeutic strategies that can be applied in everyday situations within the daily activities/routines at home, school, or in the community.



  • Provide physical therapy services as recommended in each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) within the context of the natural environment
  • Complete required documentation including daily Service Verification Notes, Biannual Progress Monitoring, and other necessary reports
  • Provide direct service delivery to assigned caseload
  • Provide ongoing assessment of eligibility including providing re-evaluation when necessary
  • Participate in IEP meetings, provide service recommendations, present levels of performance, and goals/outcomes
  • Participate in team/staff meetings designed to support the overall function of the program
  • Participate in professional development opportunities within and outside of Elwyn that are appropriate to the field of physical therapy practice
  • Participate in supervision, feedback, mentoring, and self-reflection to support therapeutic excellence
  • Complete other duties as assigned

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Lead Direct Service Staff


CONTACTS: Service Coordinators, Direct Service Staff, Directors and Teachers at Program sites, Children and their Family Members


  • Graduation from an accredited physical therapy education program with completed fieldwork requirements
  • Physical Therapy license in the state of Pennsylvania, to be kept up-to-date and active at all times during employment.
  • Physical Therapy experience with young children and families is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed; if driving personal vehicle must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience, and acceptable driving record in addition to proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.

Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law.



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