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Physical Therapist Assistant

Volunteers of America Chesapeake

Physical Therapist Assistant

Arlington, VA
  • Responsibilities


    Successful candidates must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in a Human Services related field and have at least one-year of experience in case management of homeless individuals/families, and client record keeping. Language abilities in Spanish, Farsi, Amharic and Korean is also a plus.

    Most importantly, the successful candidate must be able to develop and collaborate strong working relationships with property managers and appropriate municipal, county, City, and State agencies, as well as, other non-profit agencies and the faith based community. Candidate must adhere to the Housing First approach. Must also be able to provide effective training, prepare written reports, and maintain client documentation. Experience in Motivational Interviewing a plus.


    • Effective client programs and services are maintained.
    • Clients have improved stability
    • Effective management and supervision of all staff and volunteers is maintained.
    • Policies and Procedures are implemented.
    • Programs and staff maintain a positive, professional image to clients and the local and professional communities.

    Required Skills

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    The physical ability to travel to assigned locations and safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as necessary. The physical to stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment as needed.­ Move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.


    • This position requires driving the company vehicle (up to 15 passengers) and personal vehicle for company business including transporting clients/residents. Must be privileged to drive according to the criteria set forth by Agency MVR guidelines.:
      • Valid driver’s license in jurisdiction of residence
      • Vehicle liability coverage if driving personal vehicle (on occasion, may be required to transport clients in personal vehicle)
      • May be required to drive a van
    • Acceptable EBI background, FBI Fingerprint, Child Protective Services, OIG Exclusion check
    • Negative Drug/TB Screening
    • CPR/First Aid Certification must be acquired and maintained once employed

    EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF JOB DESCRIPTION: I have read the job description, understand the responsibility, and accept the terms of employment with Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.:


    Required Experience

  • Qualifications
    • abilities in science and math.
    • very high standards of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • excellent customer care and communication skills.
    • organisational skills and ability to prioritise work.
    • business skills