Physical Therapist

Rolling Meadows, IL
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Job Description

Step Forward Therapy is on a mission to improve the overall quality of life for the children and families we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team of therapists use evidence-based, traditional, and innovative therapy methods that address the individual needs of each child.  We work closely with families to provide support and education to foster growth and improve a child’s ability to engage in a meaningful and purposeful manner at school, at home, and in the community. 

We have an immediate opening for a full-time, pediatric physical therapist who is enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, resourceful, and motivated.  Our privately owned clinic is open Monday – Friday with no weekend hours! We would love for you to join us to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by providing them with the skills that will allow them to learn, grow, and live a fulfilling life.  If you enjoy working with children, and you would like to join our team please go to our website to fill out an application –

    • Completion of documentation for all pre-authorizations, initial evaluations, re-evaluations, assessments, insurance reports, medical reviews, appeal processes and progress reports
    • Examine patients to assess general physical condition; record patient medical histories  
    • Conduct evaluations to identify client’s needs and treatment goals
    • Develop and implement treatment plans; monitor patient progress and response to treatments and adjust plans as needed
    • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments
    • Provide 1:1 therapeutic intervention and group instruction based on client needs
    • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses, and explain any procedures or test results
    • Collaborate with other clinicians and the child’s physician and/or school when needed
    • Enter patient or treatment data into computers
    • Participate in weekly individual and multidisciplinary case-based group mentoring
    • Maintain PT equipment, and conduct staff training and safety checks for equipment use
    • MPT/MSPT, required 
    • Current license from the State of Illinois in Physical Therapy (required)
    • 2+ years of experience in pediatric physical therapy, preferred
    • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically birth to 18 years), preferred
    • Experience with and passion for working with children, preferred
    • Personable, playful, positive, and patient with the ability to effectively build rapport with children and families 
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced role 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
    • Ability to work independently as well as on a team 
    • Must be willing to be fingerprinted and pass a background check   
    • Must be dog-friendly – we have therapy dogs in the office
    • Monday to Friday Schedule – No Weekend Hours
    • Bonus pay
    • Health, Dental, & Vision insurance
    • Generous Paid time off
    • Professional Development Assistance
    • Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan
    • Casual Dress Code  
    • 2 Therapy Dogs On-site
Physical Requirements
    • Periods of extensive standing (up to 2 hours at times), walking, and running
    • Navigating uneven surfaces
    • Requires lifting (25 – 30 lbs), positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients.
    • Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.
Ability to Commute/Relocate
    • Rolling Meadows, IL 60008: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Pay Rate
    • $82,747 – $87,055.00 per year

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