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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/28/23

Applications Due04/07/23

Vacancy ID127205

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 $62783 to $79425 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Dutchess

Street Address Article 16 Clinic

76 Firemen's Way

City Poughkeepsie


Zip Code12603

Minimum Qualifications Permanent/Temporary

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list

Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Senior Physical Therapist or in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law within two salary grades of the Grade 18 level;


Temporary Appointment:
For appointment to the Senior Physical Therapist title, the candidate must be licensed and currently registered to practice as a Physical Therapist in New York State AND have a minimum of 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 as a Physical Therapist in New York State.

Open Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration as a Physical Therapist in New York State and one year of post-licensure experience.

Senior Physical Therapist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and, if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. Candidates must complete the appropriate application at: and submit it via email to the Taconic Human Resources email listed below along with copies of their degree and current licensing registration. Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.

The Senior Physical Therapist works under the general direction of a higher-level, licensed physical therapist or clinician, independently providing a variety of physical therapy treatment services to individuals with severe or acute physical disabilities. The Senior Physical Therapist may also provide clinical supervision and training to Physical Therapy Assistants and less experienced Physical Therapists.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Duties could include but are not limited to the need to:
• Implement and execute established patient treatment plans such as guiding and instructing individuals on physical therapy interventions and the use of assistive devices, including exercises and other therapeutic activities such as teaching patients exercises for mobility, strength, balance, and gait coordination directed at restoring specific body and ambulation functions.
• Observe and report upon individuals progress, responses, and behaviors and recommend modifications to clinical treatment plans based on their observations.
• Communicate with referring physicians, nurses, service coordinators, and other members of the individual’s treatment team.
• Maintain treatment records and documentation in accordance with program standards and requirements.
• Assemble, clean, and maintain physical therapy equipment for individuals’ use.
• Coordinate physical therapy activities with other health care providers as deemed necessary.
• Monitor physical therapy supply inventories.
• Schedule individuals’ appointments and procedures.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

NOTE: Travel within the five-county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the position. This may include use of 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.

Additional Comments *Posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of statutory hiring rate ($61,270) and Mid-Hudson Adjustment ($1,513). The Mid-Hudson Adjustment ($1,513) is also added to job rate ($77,912).

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

Name Taconic DDSOO-Office of Human Resources

Telephone 8458776821, ext. 3367

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address


Street 25 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number and position title of this announcement on your resume.
OPWDD Taconic – Human Resources
25 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367
Fax: 845-877-3851

Please note:
• 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 (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.
• 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 his or her 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
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
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• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

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