Seven Hills Foundation

Physical Therapist Assistant

Regular Full-Time
Job ID
Monday through Friday 7:30a - 4:00p=40hrs/week


Implements and documents physical therapy treatment programs for children and adults as determined by the supervising physical therapist.

Assists with orthopedic, orthotic and wheelchair clinics and orientation.


Performs physical therapy treatment with assigned students including: therapeutic exercise to increase or maintain range of motion and/or strengthen muscles; gait training, conditioning, positioning, handling, and modifications of equipment to facilitate relaxation and optimal functional status, stimulation to facilitate development all under the direction of a Physical Therapist.

Assists the physical therapist(s) in the evaluation of students’ progress. Identifies changes in student status and/or response to treatment, utilizes considerable judgment in the interpretation of the situation and student condition, and reports observations to supervisor. Records in student files the treatments given, any reactions or responses, and other relevant comments in a timely manner.

Attends meetings (i.e. team conferences) as assigned to discuss student treatment programs and physical therapy concerns. May represent the department at meetings when specifically requested. Participates in team discussions in an articulate, positive and productive manner.

Maintains equipment in proper working order. Performs routine DME repairs. Prepares requisitions for routine items and maintains department inventory as assigned.

Instructs staff members, as assigned, in principles of habilitation, and appropriate student care techniques such as mobility, lifting and back safety techniques, pulmonary care and other techniques specific to individual student programs.

Attends departmental staff development activities. 

Assists in the orientation of new staff members and other clinical staff.

Maintains proficiency in physical therapy by attending workshops, conferences and treatments given by other physical therapists and assistants.

Attends all mandatory in-services and participates in facility based teams and committees, as requested by supervisor.

Adheres to established policies and procedures.


Associate degree in physical therapy


Currently licensed as a physical therapist assistant with the Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions.

Ability to establish rapport with students, families, supervisor and related personnel; and to motivate careful adherence to treatment programs by students, families, and staff as appropriate.

Ability to maintain poise and effectiveness during clinical situations.

Physical therapy treatment involves close physical contact between students and assistant, requiring the ability to provide treatment in a manner which protects the personal rights of the patient.

Strength and dexterity are needed to lift and maneuver patients, and to manipulate, adjust, and calibrate equipment used in treatment programs.


Able to lift 50 pounds 


Has either the primary series of the Covid 19 vaccine or the Bivalent Covid-19 vaccine.


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