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Physical Therapist

Reports to: Head of Inclusion

Scope of Work

  • Provide quality school-based Physical therapy services -
  • Improve, develop, restore or maintain a child’s sensory motor function in inclusive educational environment assessment/evaluation
  • IEP planning and implementation
  • Documentation and reporting and communication between teachers, related service providers, and families.
  • A full-time position working with students individually and in general education inclusion classrooms as a member of the team promoting inclusive education

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In identification of physical impairments/delays
  • To provide intervention-including but not limited to:
    • Facilitation of developmental motor skills
    • Postural awareness, ambulation and gait training
    • Sensorimotor processing
    • Cardiovascular function
    • Wheelchair mobility
    • Adaptation or modification of equipment
    • Recommendation and monitoring or orthoses and other assistive devices
    • Prevention of initial or additional deformity or disability via early intervention and transportation needs of students
  • To conduct appropriate evaluation of students referred for related services and prepare written reports of the evaluations and findings
  • To participate in the development of IEP
  • To provide direct and indirect physical therapy in educational settings/least restrictive environments to children
  • To collaborate with other school personnel regarding physical therapy and the students’ needs
  • To work alongside teachers, parents and paraprofessionals
  • To train/instruct teachers, parents and paraprofessionals in techniques and equipment use
  • To maintain records of service provided
  • Attend staff meetings, in- service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required
  • Support the Head of Inclusion and the team for creating a successful inclusion programme in the school
Posted: May 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Muscat, Oman
August 2019
2 years
University Graduate
Early Childhood, Elementary
USD 2500 - 3000
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Job Benefits

  • Tax Free Salary* as per the existing laws of the Sultanate of Oman. In case at any point of time, a personal income tax is levied, the employee will need to pay the same
  • Medical Insurance for employees only, EXCLUDING Dental and Prescription glass
  • Annual Airfare to home town in Economy class for employee, spouse and two children upto 18 years if they are on the school visa and staying with the employee
  • Relocation airfare provided at the beginning and end of contract for employee, spouse and two children up to 18 years
  • Relocation allowance provided only for employee at beginning and end of contract for additional 20 kgs over and above the airlines free baggage allowance
  • Annual Leave: 45 days total annual paid leave for candidates with a 2 year contract
  • 30 days for candidates with less than 2 year contract
  • Candidates who start in January: 45 days full paid leave at the end of the second contract
  • Dependent’s School Fees : Children of teachers will be eligible to get a 50% subsidy on the tuition fees, if studying in Paradise Valley Private School
  • The Visa/medical fees done in Oman will be paid in full  for employees only. For dependents, employee has to bear the expenses
  • End of Service Benefits: For each 2 years of full service, school will pay 1 months basic salary as gratuity
  • The employer will arrange for the employee to be picked up from the airport on arrival and taken to a guest house/ service apartment where they will be put up for a maximum period of one month, during which they will have to finalise their accomodation with the help of the school authorities
  • * The salary package is Cost to Company(CTC) - Tax free salary inclusive of HRA / Utilities, Lunch and Transport. If choose to stay in company provided accommodation then HRA  would be deducted from the CTC

Benefits for international teachers applying from Oman

  • Tax Free Salary as per the existing laws of the Sultanate of Oman. In case at any point of time, a personal income tax is levied, the employee will need to pay the same.
  • Annual Leave: 45 days total annual paid leave for candidates with a 2 year contract
  • Dependent’s School Fees : Children of teachers will be eligible to get a 50% subsidy on the tuition fees, if studying in Paradise Valley Private School.
  • The medical fees done in Oman will be paid in full  for employees only.
  • End of Service Benefits: For each 2 years of full service, school will pay 1 months basic salary as gratuity

Qualifications and Requirements

Other Certification
Bachelor
3
Licensed to Physical Therapist. Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
  • Licensed to Physical Therapy
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Physical therapist in an IB/ international school with preschoolers and elementary aged children
  • Past work experience at an Inclusion school preferred
  • Native English speaker preferred
  • Proficiency in Arabic and/or any additional language is an advantage

 

Competencies

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the needs of students with cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
  • Knowledge of Physical therapy theories and evidence based practice
  • Preferred knowledge in Sensory Integration theory and practices
  • Have the ability to recognise physical impairments/delays and be able to select, adapt, and sequence relevant activities that support intervention goals
  • Be able to gather screening and evaluation data, complete checklists, histories, and interviews
  • Have the ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes
  • Be a strong advocate for inclusion
  • Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members
  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  • Have a track record of being a team player and community minded
  • Be committed to one’s own learning and professional development
  • Have excellent time management skills with attention to detail
  • Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards