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Therapy Aide-Full Time

LifeScape Sioux Falls, SD
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for providing direct restorative therapy, and therapy support  in accordance with the organization’s Mission and Core Values, utilizing Person-Centered Practices.  

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Provide direct restorative therapy and support.

  • Provides specific care, as outlined in individualized support plans, including (but not limited to) passive and active range of motion and assistance with ambulation and balance.
  • Implements standing and exercise programs, and other developmental and/or functional exercises or interventions recommended and monitored by the Physical,  Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Pathology
  • Monitors conditions and maintenance of adaptive equipment/assistive technology.  Troubleshoots broken equipment and coordinates adaptive equipment repairs., as well as repairs to augmentative communication devices
  • Coordinates adaptive equipment repairs.
  • Coordinates OT/PT evaluations in some locations.
  • Implements recommendations from OT/PT consultants in some locations.
  • Implements recommendations from SLP’s in some locations
  • Designs and implements interactive and engaging exercise programs to encourage activity.
  • Serves as a resource for fitness/health related questions/concerns.
  • Serves as a resource for AAC, training of AAC programs as monitored by SLP
  • Serves as an active team member, participating in meetings and assisting the team and person served in developing supports to achieve goals.
  • Assists with orthotics (scheduling, repair/maintenance of braces, fit, and troubleshooting).
  • Implements programs; i.e., Mobility, Standing, Feeding, ADLs, and AAC, Skill Building as outlined by team/therapist.
  • Provides training as needed on proper transfer techniques, use of equipment, application of orthotics, in addition to other supports needed for person supported and requested by team/therapist.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum of Associates Degree in the area of health/fitness.   Minimum one year work experience and/or education in physical/occupational therapy/ and or communication.  Experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred.  

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Address 2501 W 26th St
Located In Sioux Falls, SD
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 31-2022.00 Physical Therapist Aides
Zipcode 57105
Name Nicole Jensen
Address 2501 W 26th Street
City, State and Zip Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone 605-444-9543

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave

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