Teacher, Rehabilitation AideDepartment:
Career and Technical EducationReports To:
For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound in The School
District of Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia is committed to transforming the
education opportunities it offers the city's 200,000 school-aged children. The District seeks
leaders who have a passion for working with schools, principals and communities who are
committed to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours
requires creativity, commitment and vision. Will you join us?Job Summary:
Provides a career and technical education instructional program that prepares students to
work as Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy professional. Instructs students
in areas such as science, health and wellness, athletic injuries, prevention of illness and
overall wellness. Provides instruction based on the concepts, methods, techniques of
maintaining clean medical equipment and providing excellent customer service for clients
during therapy sessions.Essential Functions:
• Assesses the instructional requirements of students and provides orientation and
instruction in rehabilitation to high school students in career and technical education
• Ensures that industry standards are incorporated into the educational program; prepares
students to use techniques to effectively execute clerical tasks and paperwork, practice a
variety of non-clinical capacities including therapeutic treatments and routine client visits.
• Provides instruction that offers a balance of theory and practice, as well as assisting a
licensed Physical Therapist with the movement of clients.
• Provides training in the proper use of software, tools and equipment related to the
rehabilitation aide industry; provides instruction related to rehabilitation and professional
• Monitors student progress and assesses their skills according to standardized
• Participates in the development of internships in rehabilitation and sports medicine;
ensures that students have a variety of school and work-based experiences; oversees
students in a variety of job/school sites.
• Collaborates with industry professionals to ensure classroom instruction remains current
and reflects industry standards.
• Stays abreast of technological advances in the area of specialization.
• Prepares students for employment as a rehabilitation and sports medicine professional or
post-secondary education by coordinating activities related to developing a portfolio.
• Partners with industry professionals in the rehabilitation aide industry to assist in the
development of learning and training activities.
• Develop and promote student leadership, civic responsibility and citizenship through the
integration of Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) activities into the
curriculum, and through membership and participation in CTSO conferences and
• Maintains and conducts Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) meetings at least twice
annually for the purpose of aligning career and technical program with current industry standards,
and to seek recommendations for improvements to curriculum, facilities, equipment, and safety.
• Attends regularly scheduled teachers' meetings, professional development and other
program related activities and events.
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
• Two years of full-time, paid experience in the Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine/Physical
• Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth school grade.
• Six years of full-time, paid experience in the Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine/Physical
Therapy industry.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of:
• the as rehabilitation, sports medicine/physical therapy industry.
o the modern methods, theories and practices in the area of specialization.
o the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to the area of
o the proper care and use of tools and instruments used in the area of
o accepted health technological procedures and operations.
o the use and comprehension of medical terminology.
o the understanding of International Classification of Codes (ICD).
o the understanding of the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act
o the practices for CPR/First Aid/AED.
• implement assessment tools for effective student evaluations.
• communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• establish and maintain effective working relationships.Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.Certificates//Licenses:
• Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vocational/Intern Certificate or immediate eligibility
for an Emergency Teaching Permit.
• Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certificate or License for Athletic Trainer, Physical
Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
- Position Type: Not provided
- Office of Talent
- 440 N. Broad Street
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130