Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/01/22
Applications Due: 08/12/22
Vacancy ID: 109630

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Physical Therapist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $64746 to $81388 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Rockland

Street Address Jervis Clinic (Article 16 Clinic)

11 Wilbur Road

City Thiells


Zip Code10984

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must be:
• Permanent service as a Sr. Physical Therapist OR;
• Eligible to 70.1 transfer to a Sr. Physical Therapist title, OR;
• Reachable on the current Civil Service List for Sr. Physical Therapist, OR:
• You must be licensed and currently registered to practice Physical Therapy in New York State AND have one year of post licensure physical therapy experience.

Promotion: one year of service as a Physical Therapist, and possession of a license and current registration to practice physical therapy in New York State.

Open Competitive: possession of a license and current registration to practice physical therapy in New York State and one year of post-licensure experience.


Senior Physical Therapist is a professional position requiring specialized education, experience, and licensure. Under general supervision and as a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, Sr. Physical Therapists are licensed health care practitioners who assist in, provide, and/or supervise the delivery of physical therapy treatment programs and services to individuals* in accordance with Article 136 of the Education Law to assist individuals restore, maintain, and improve physical movement and function, and limit or prevent disabilities resulting from disease or injury. Such treatment programs are rendered on prescription or referral of a physician.

The Senior PT would be assigned to the Article 16 Clinic and IPSIDD, and carry a caseload of treatment and evaluation cases, concentrating mainly on Orange and Rockland counties.


As prescribed or referred by a physician, evaluates individual’s needs for therapy based on functional performance.
• Develops treatment plans describing the treatment strategy, purpose, and anticipated outcomes.
• Supervises and conducts physical therapy activities.
• Works with individuals, family, caregivers, and community agencies to plan for continuity of care upon discharge or movement to a less restrictive community-based setting.
• Evaluates and documents the progress of individuals.
• Member of the interdisciplinary treatment teams.
• Instructs other physical therapy staff and service providers in therapy techniques and objectives.
• More Details will be discussed at interview.

Additional Comments OTHER:

*Please note, posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 18 ($61,270), Geographic Pay ($450), and Downstate Adjustment ($3,026). Geographic Pay
and Mid-Hudson Adjustment pay added to the job rate ($77,912) for the PS&T Grade 18.


• You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel may be involved in performance of the duties of this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates. You must also be proficient in various information technology systems as well as setting up and managing paper and electronic filing systems.

Please note:

• Preference will be given to individuals with skills/experience in sensory stimulation techniques and tools.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• 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.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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

Contact Information

Name Hudson Valley DDSO Human Resources Dept.

Telephone 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street P.O. Box 470

7 Wilbur Road

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #22-247 in all correspondence.