Physical Therapist (40 Hour)


Recruitment #220628-6251FP-001


Are you experienced Physical Therapist looking for an opportunity to use your skills in the public sector? 
If so, we invite you to apply for an exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks qualified professional Physical Therapist for the South Regions Public Division based out of Norwich, CT.

This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This position has a hybrid schedule with one telework day allowed per week. Regular days off are Saturday and Sunday. However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of individuals and families, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

What we offer:
We offer  competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Please watch the video below to hear our employees share what its like to work for the State of CT, including career opportunities, the recruitment and selection process, and the important mission of serving  the state and its citizens.

Selection Plan

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

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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

Requirements for this position:
  • Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator License
  • Will be required to travel
  • Must possess a current license as a Physical Therapist in CT
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

Important information after you apply:
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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 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 posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

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.

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In a state facility or agency region this class is accountable for providing professional physical therapy services to individuals 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 candidates who have experience working with intellectually disabled/developmentally disabled (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.