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Physical Therapist

The IDEAL School of Manhattan
New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is an inclusion school dedicated to creating a diverse community that affirms and accepts the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.

Position Description

The IDEAL School is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, dedicated, and caring Physical Therapist for students in Grades 6-12. Candidates must have a NY State license and a passion for, and skill with, working with all school-aged children, including children with global delays. Reporting to the Director of Learning Support, therapists at IDEAL collaborate with teachers to ensure goals and interventions are developed and carried over into the classroom and curriculum and to provide informal, ongoing assessments of students as needed or requested. They also partner with administrators to work with CSE teams. All applicants must have a commitment to inclusion education.


  • Collaborates with the school team to determine student needs, supports, accommodations and modifications appropriate to students who receive physical therapy

  • Provides educationally and developmentally-based physical therapy to support students individual goals and access to the school environment

  • Communicates and collaborates professionally with school staff and families

  • Collects progress-monitoring data for purposes of tracking and reporting

Essential Qualities

  • An appreciation for the school’s mission, in particular its inclusive learning environment and commitment to social justice

  • A desire and eagerness to make a difference in the school--to contribute time and talent outside of therapy sessions to the growth of students and to the broader work and life of the school

  • The ability to collaborate as a part of a team, flexibility, and a sense of humor

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working with a variety of student with different profiles

  • Ability to work with physical education teachers to provide adaptive PE alternatives


Required Qualifications

  • Clinical Doctorate or Master’s degree in Physical Therapy

  • NYS Physical Therapy Licensure

  • Three to five years experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and job applicants and to making all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, familial status, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, caregiver status, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, demotion, discipline, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

  • 403(b)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral program

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance

The IDEAL School of Manhattan


New York, NY