Position Description

Physical Therapist
Location Billerica
Schedule Varies
Job Code 787-204
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Bridgewell strengthens communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training. We’re committed to helping people in need, from those with autism to people with substance use disorders, become engaged members of their communities. Bridgewell is also the industry leader in developing innovative offerings in response to unmet or emerging needs.

The Position: We’re looking for a Physical Therapist! Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director for DD Day Services, you will evaluate physical therapy needs of each individual and assist in the development and the implementation of appropriate therapy/programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and complete Physical Therapy assessments on individuals as needed and required by Mass Health.
  • Assist in the development of support strategies to implement Physical Therapy recommendations as needed.
  • Develop and plan Physical Therapy implementation based on assessment.
  • Train staff to carryover Physical Therapy treatment plans when applicable.
  • Provide staff training on safe body mechanics and transfers as needed.
  • Review and sign off on Day Habilitation Service Needs Assessments.
  • Participate in clinical team meetings.
  • Makes recommendations to clinical team for implementation of Physical Therapy needs.
  • Coordinate wheelchair clinic monthly at Maple Street Day Hab and Boston Street Center.
  • Follow up with National Seating on wheelchair or mobility devices needs.
  • Provide written documentation for wheelchair justifications.
  • Sign off on quarterly Clinical Team Review Form.
  • Review new referral information for potential placement in day services.
  • Participate in clinical orientation for new day habilitation staff.
  • Meet with Clinical Director for DD services and other clinicians as needed.
  • Access and input information into the electronic record system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Currently licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professions
  • Have one year of work experience in a training program for persons with intellectual disabilities

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of principles of normalization, behavior management and human rights.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to climb stairs.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to drive a vehicle
  • Have a normal range of eyesight with or without corrective lenses
  • Have a normal range of hearing with or without corrective equipment.

Bridgewell Offers:

  • Many benefits starting at 24 or more regularly scheduled hours
  • Excellent health benefits-medical, dental, vision. We believe our benefits package is one of the most competitive (available to all employees regularly scheduled for 30 or more hours)
  • Generous paid time off—includes your birthday (that's right, we even give you your birthday off!)
  • Collaborative work environment that values new insight and personal contributions
  • ​​With over one hundred programs in the North Shore, Lowell and Merrimack Valley we provide excellent opportunities for training and professional development

Why Should You Apply: If top benefits alone don't sway you, then our compassionate and collaborative work environment should! Bridgewell is committed to training and developing staff and provides the opportunities for you to have a positive impact in the work you do.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requires acceptable CORI results according to Bridgewell policy.

Bridgewell is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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