Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Physical Therapist (40 Hour)


Recruitment #220504-6251FP-001


Do you have a Physical Therapist license? Are you looking for a role where you can help individuals receive the physical therapy services they need? If so, we invite you to check out this exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist, based out of the Central Office - Public Programs in Newington, CT. This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position.  The work schedule is Monday through Friday.  However, flexibility is needed in order to meet the needs of the agency. 

In this role, along with other duties as needed, we will entrust you to:
  • Perform diagnostic physical therapy tests to determine client range of motion, muscle strength, reflexes, balance and coordination
  • Write treatment plans and administers appropriate physical therapy 
  • Refer individuals to other disciplines as needed
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more!

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

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Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.    

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings last 2 attendance records. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  

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All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or . 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at 


In a state facility or agency region this class is accountable for providing professional physical therapy services to with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.


CLINICAL: Selects, plans and administers a physical therapy program for rehabilitation of individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities; arranges individual treatment schedules for habilitation and rehabilitation; refers individuals to other disciplines such as speech or hearing for further assessment; selects diagnostic tools; provides in-service training to staff on physical therapy practices; serves as a consultant or clinical advisor to other staff, programs or units; coordinates physical therapy services with other disciplines such as occupational and rehabilitation therapy; leads unit staff meetings to discuss individual progress and treatment plans; performs diagnostic tests to determine individual level of functioning; writes and implements treatment plans; applies physical properties of heat, cold, light, water and electricity in individual treatment; presents individual cases at interdisciplinary team meetings; participates in an extensive program of physical therapeutic activities including corrective exercise and muscle training; transports and escorts individuals to clinics for consultation with physician regarding treatment and individual progress; teaches and supervises physical therapy techniques to parents, assistants and direct care staff and students/interns gaining clinical experience; fits and orders wheelchairs; orders supplies and equipment; assists in developing departmental procedures; maintains individual records; writes individual evaluations and progress notes; designs, repairs and may fabricate adaptive equipment; may serve as a resource person in a specialty area; may make home visits to assess individual living situation and make recommendations for services; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP); performs related duties as required.

CONSULTING: Coordinates physical therapy services; provides consultative services with regard to physical therapy; provides consultative services on adaptive devices; considers requests for services and equipment based on availability and appropriateness; assists physicians and other professionals in determining appropriateness of physical therapy services; provides physical therapy services to individuals; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of physical therapy; knowledge of applied anatomy, physiology and kinesiology; considerable interpersonal skills; basic knowledge of concepts and practices in public health; oral and written communication skills; skill in administering competent treatments and diagnostic tests; ability to instruct others in principles and practices of physical therapy; ability to gain confidence, interest and cooperation of individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities; ability to utilize computer software.


Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain licensure as a Physical Therapist issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.


Preference will be given to those who possess the following:
  • Experience working with ID/DD individuals and/or adult/geriatric population


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficiency in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury and to moderately disagreeable conditions while providing treatment to individuals.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.