Grand Forks


Job Details

  • Job ID: 3702110
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: October 19, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Full-time Physical Therapy Assistant working throughout the District.


Terms of Employment:  Nine (9) months, academic school year

Hours:  32 hours/week, Monday through Friday, when school is in session


Education: Graduate of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program      


Qualifications: Must have or be eligible for license issued by the Licensed by the North Dakota State Examining Committee for Physical Therapists.  Experience in school setting is preferred.


 Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provide physical therapy services to students identified with a variety of needs and disabilities according to each students’ Individualized Educational Plan or 504 Plan.
  2. Assist students in gaining functional independence to access their educational environment.
  3. Safely operate physical therapy and related equipment.
  4. Schedule and deliver physical therapy services for students, as identified on special education documentation.
  5. Collaborate with team members, including but not limited to: general education teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical education teachers, nurses, administrators, paraeducators, bus drivers.
  6. Complete other tasks, as assigned.
  7. Effectively communicate with district staff, school staff, students, families, community members, and stakeholders.
  8. Support the mission, vision, and values upheld by Grand Forks Public Schools.
  9. Follow Grand Forks Public School and Grand Forks Public School Special Education Unit policies and procedures.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others. 


Occasionally may need to lift up to fifty (50); reaching, standing, walking, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and/or crawling within the classroom.


The employee may encounter situations where students are physically aggressive and/or verbally abusive. This may require physical interaction (using strategies acquired through de-escalation and restraint training) between the employee and student. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or output of students.


Evaluation:  Annual written evaluation completed by Executive Director of Special Education.


Benefits:  Employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health Insurance and other voluntary benefits at:


Leave benefits (sick, holiday, vacation) can be viewed in the Classified Personnel Policy Manual at


Position open until filled.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Special Education > PT Assistant
    Special Education > Physical Therapist
    Student Services > PT Assistant
    Student Services > Physical Therapist
  • Employer Description

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • MaryJo Sturman, HR Assistant
    • 2400 47th Ave S
    • Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Phone: 701-787-4878
    • Fax: Click on Employment
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