Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks.
We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 that serves nearly 1,000 kids and adults every year, and that number is growing fast.
Aspire Kids is a leading provider of family-centered pediatric occupational, physical, speech, and developmental therapy and educational support for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Individual therapy services are complimented with a variety of therapy groups, clinics, and support services. Renowned for its family-centered team approach, Aspire services not only benefits the child but the entire family through support groups, educational events, and sibshops.
Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Pediatric Physical Therapy Team Leader. This is an excellent opportunity to supervise and mentor an exceptional physical therapy team in a family-centered model. The Physical Therapy Team Leader works collaboratively with Team Leaders from other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies to support program expansion and development. The Physical Therapy Team Leader maintains a caseload of infants, toddlers, and children across home, community, and clinic settings.
Supervise and mentor physical therapists in regards to conducting evaluations, assessing children’s motor performance, developing treatment plans, and executing intervention strategies.
Supervise and mentor physical therapists in regards to developing and maintaining relationships with families and communicating with outside therapy providers and physicians to provide holistic care for children.
Conduct annual Talent Development Reviews for physical therapy team members and participate in the interviewing and hiring process for open positions.
Coordinate and lead physical therapy team meetings.
Provide guidance regarding caseloads and scheduling, anticipating openings, and meeting current billing requirements.
Conduct evaluations/assessments, develop treatment plans, and provide therapy for children, as assigned.
Write comprehensive evaluation/assessment reports, progress summaries, and daily progress notes for children, as assigned.
Complete billing and documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
Integrate parents, family members, and key caregivers into all aspects of the provision of services.
Provide parent/caregiver education for optimal follow through on therapeutic activities.
Maintain communication with team members, parents, caregivers, physicians, outside agencies, and others regarding program/treatment changes, children’s needs and progress.
Provide in-service trainings for parents, caregivers, and staff regarding current research and trends in physical therapy, as requested or desired.
Assist staff with outreach development and community education projects, as requested.
Work cooperatively with Child and Family Connections offices.
Ensure that authorizations for services are received and accurate prior to the initiation of services.
Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
MS or Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Illinois.
At least three years of clinical experience.
Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
Extensive knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children.
Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports and routine business correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, employees, and the general public. Ability to assess employee performance according to best practice standards and provide feedback.
Ability to accommodate families’ schedules through a flexible work schedule.
Good knowledge of PC operations and software (word processing, database, and spreadsheet).
Some knowledge of the methods and practices of sound records management; ability to prepare and maintain records.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional documents, technical procedures, and regulations.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees at all levels, families, and the general public.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, palpate, and facilitate movement; bend or stoop; talk, hear, and observe.
The majority of work requires moderate physical exertion and may include lifting greater than 20 pounds.
Duties are performed primarily in family homes and/or other community settings and the agency office. Work areas are restricted to non-smoking.
The psychological demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to maintain pleasant working relationships with all stakeholders.
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The content of this job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
I acknowledge and understand that:
Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is at-will.
The job description provides a general summary of the position in which I am employed, the contents of this job description are job requirements and, at this time, I know of no limitations that would prevent me from performing these functions with or without accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor at any time if I am unable to perform these functions.
Job duties, tasks, work hours and work requirements may be changed at any time.
About Aspire Chicago
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the nation, in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks. We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 that serves nearly 1,000 kids and adults every year.