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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/16/18

Applications Due05/30/18

Vacancy ID53376

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePhysical Therapy Assistant 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $49417 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County St Lawrence

Street Address 51 Main Street

City Potsdam


Zip Code13676

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Opportunities: Any permanent Head Physical Therapist, Senior Physical Therapist of Physical Therapy Assistant OR
Any person eligible for 70.1 transfer

Promotional Opportunities: Any person eligible for appointment from the civil service list

Provisional Appointment: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: On or before the date of filing application, you must meet the following requirements:
Physical Therapist Assistant 1: you must be eligible** for certification OR be certified and currently registered to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in New York State.
After two years of satisfactory experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant 1, you will be advanced to Physical Therapy Assistant 2 without further examination.
Physical Therapist Assistant 2: you must be certified and currently registered to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in New York State AND have two years of post-certification physical therapy assistant experience.

• Administers a variety of selected forms of physical therapy;
• Instructs individual patients and groups of patients in simple active exercises and in those directed to restoring specific body functions;
• Assists with ordering equipment, repair of equipment, preventative maintenance of all physical therapy equipment and lubrication and cleaning of wheel chairs.
• Under supervision, assistant will assist implementing clinical treatments, i.e., passive R.O.M., Vestibular stimulation, aquatics program, developmental sequence, etc.
• Instructs in transfer procedures, as from bed to wheelchair, and in the use of crutches;
• Prepares patients for treatment and sets up equipment;
• Cleans up and stores equipment after treatment;
• Observes, evaluates, and reports the relationship between the patient’s disabilities and the effect of treatment and the positive and negative responses to treatment.
• Work is performed under specific direction and frequent observation from a higher-ranking therapist.

Additional Comments Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 18-68 in all correspondence.

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