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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/02/19

Applications Due01/16/19

Vacancy ID62931

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 $45455 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Chemung

Street Address OPWDD Finger Lakes DDSO - Elmira Office

163 Sullivan St

City Elmira


Zip Code14901

Minimum Qualifications Must be in title or on the Civil Service eligible list for this location or be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 in a designated title determined by the New York State Department of Civil Service.

Physical Therapy Assistant 2:
Open Competitive: Certified and currently registered to practice as an Physical Therapy Assistant in New York State AND has two years of post-certification experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

Candidates interested in applying for the open-competitive opportunities must complete the New York State Application ( and submit along with résumé and cover letter.

Duties Description The incumbent will be supervised by the Chief Physical Therapist. Duties will include performing standardized tests and measures, executing interventions and following treatment plans established by the Physical Therapist, participating in shoe and brace clinics and seating and positioning clinics as a member of the interdisciplinary team, attending meetings and trainings and providing training for staff including discipline specific training during New Employee Orientation as assigned by Chief PT. The PTA 1/2 position requires excellent communication skills including teaching and documentation. Knowledge of NYS Safe Patient Handling legislation/techniques and experience with complex seating and positioning is preferred. Physical demands are considerable and include bending, lifting, standing and walking to assist individuals during physical therapy treatments. NYS driver’s license is required for daily travel throughout Chemung and surrounding counties including but not limited to Steuben, Schuyler and Seneca to cover therapy needs at residences and Article 16 clinic sites as assigned by supervisor.

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

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Finger Lakes DDSO - HRMO Attn: Danielle Pearson

Telephone (585) 461-8800

Fax (585) 461-8952

Email Address


Street OPWDD Finger Lakes DDSO - Human Resources Management Office

620 Westfall Road

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14620


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA # 18-508 in all correspondence.

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