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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/27/22

Applications Due08/19/22

Vacancy ID105723

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePhysical Therapy Assistant 1 or 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $48237 to $61575 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class 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 Hamilton

Street Address 2880 Route 30

P.O. Box 521

City Speculator


Zip Code12164

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Opportunities: 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.
* If you are applying under eligibility for certification or for a limited permit:
?For college programs registered by NYSED or for American Physical Therapy Association Accredited Programs you must submit a copy of your college transcript with your NYS-APP.
?For all other programs submit a copy of documentation from NYSED that it has found your professional preparation to be acceptable.
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.


• All positions will require travel.
• 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 wheelchairs.
• 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.
• Write treatment notes EHR according to IPSIDD guidelines.
• Train Staff on IRA Specific PT guidelines.
• Performed Annual Bed Assessment on modified beds and monthly for bed rails, according to Bed Policy Procedure.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by August 19, 2022 to:

2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161

Please reference the above EOA # 22-133 in all correspondence.

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.
• 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 Division of Administration Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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 Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 15183594150

Fax 5183594161

Email Address


Street 2245 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 22-133 in all correspondence.

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