School Physical Therapy (PT) & PTA Jobs

At Sunbelt, we understand the importance of finding a career that is aligned with your personal and professional ambitions. Our team offers unmatched knowledge, consistent support, and authenticity to assist you in finding your next stop on your school-based physical therapy or physical therapy assistant career journey. Partner with Sunbelt and allow us to advocate for you in your current job search as a permanent, contract, or substitute PT or PTA.

What is a Physical Therapist

School-based physical therapists (PT) and physical therapist assistants (PTA) are essential to strengthening and empowering students affected by physical disabilities. Their passion for uplifting students and their educational opportunities is what sets them apart. The main responsibility for a PT is implementing therapy plans (IEPs) for students, which ensures that they are able to access equal opportunities both in the classroom and throughout their lives. Students can shine in class with the help of a PT or PTA just as their peers do. 

Physical Therapist Duties

The responsibilities of a school-based physical therapist include:

  • Provide and implement treatment plans
  • Ensure safe and accessible educational environments for staff and students
  • Help students achieve the maximum education benefits within their learning environment
  • Assist classroom teachers and other educational personnel in incorporating movement and activity into instruction
  • Provide an opportunity for students to thrive, learn and socialize at the same pace as their peers
  • Develop Individual Education Programs (IEP) for their students

Becoming a school physical therapist requires you to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and participate in an internship under a licensed clinician. After receiving your doctorate, you will need to obtain a license in the state you will be practicing in. To do this, you will need to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) which is given by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Depending on the state you are receiving your license in, you may have other requirements such as compliance training, and background checks. Once you complete the requirements above, you can begin your career as a licensed physical therapist. Keep in mind that most states require continuing education requirements every two years to maintain your license. Sunbelt is able to assist you with full transparency and consistent support throughout your career journey and finding the resources needed to complete these requirements.

Physical Therapist Job Outlook & Salary

There is, and continues to be, high demand for physical therapists. While job availability depends on geographical location, the overall need for PTs continues to increase. It’s a profession that has a low unemployment rate while the need continues to grow into the foreseeable future.

School Physical Therapy Jobs Available Now

Sunbelt provides you with the unwavering commitment and support you need to succeed as a school physical therapist or school physical therapy assistant. In addition to industry-leading pay and benefits, as a part of the Sunbelt team, you will have a wide range of rewards and perks at your fingertips – perks like licensure reimbursement, matching 401(k), and vacation bonuses.

Fill out an online application today for our available jobs or reach out to our team to find you the perfect position!

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