Pediatric Physical Therapy Jobs in Texas

Are you passionate about helping children reach their full potential? Do you have a desire to make a positive impact in the lives of families? If so, a career in pediatric physical therapy may be the perfect fit for you. Circle of Care, a leading pediatric therapy center in Texas, is currently seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our team of pediatric physical therapists.

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What Do Pediatric Physical Therapists Do?

As a pediatric physical therapist, you will play a vital role in helping children improve their physical function and mobility. Your primary focus will be on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating children with a wide range of conditions, including developmental delays, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, and genetic disorders. Through personalized treatment plans, you will work closely with children and their families to enhance their quality of life and promote independence.

Physical Therapist Career Options at Circle of Care

In-Home Physical Therapy

In-home therapy allows you to work directly with children in the comfort of their own homes. This setting provides a more personalized and family-centered approach to therapy, as you have the opportunity to observe and address specific challenges within the child’s natural environment. In addition, you will collaborate closely with parents and caregivers to incorporate therapy techniques into daily routines and activities.

In-Clinic Physical Therapy

In our state-of-the-art clinic, you will have access to a wide range of resources and equipment to provide comprehensive physical therapy services to children. In-clinic therapy allows for a structured and focused approach, where you can create a therapeutic environment tailored to meet the specific needs of each child. Working alongside a team of highly skilled professionals, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from experts in the field.

How to Become a Pediatric Physical Therapist?

Becoming a pediatric physical therapist requires dedication, extensive education, and specialized training. To start your pediatric physical therapist career path, you will need to follow these steps after you earn your Bachelor’s Degree in kinesiology, physiology or similar:

  • Graduate from an Accredited Physical Therapy Program: After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, you must enroll in an accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. This three-year program will provide you with the knowledge and clinical skills required to practice as a physical therapist.
  • Get Clinical Experience: Throughout your DPT program, you will participate in numerous clinical rotations, including pediatric settings. These rotations will give you hands-on experience working with children and allow you to apply your classroom knowledge in a real-world setting.
  • Obtain a Pediatric Physical Therapist License: Upon graduation from an accredited DPT program, you must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to become licensed to practice as a Physical Therapist. Additionally, you will need to meet any state-specific requirements for licensure in Texas.

Pediatric Physical Therapist Skills and Requirements

To qualify for a pediatric physical therapist position at Circle of Care, the following qualifications and requirements are necessary:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved program.
  • A valid license to practice Pediatric Physical Therapy in the state of Texas.
  • Prior experience or a strong interest in working with children and adolescents.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with children, parents, and multidisciplinary teams.
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Benefits of a Pediatric Physical Therapy Career Path

Choosing a career as a pediatric physical therapist offers numerous benefits, including:

Making a Difference

Working with children and their families provides the opportunity to make a significant impact on their lives. Seeing a child achieve their goals and reach their full potential is incredibly rewarding.

Varied and Dynamic Work Environment

Pediatric Physical Therapists have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, and clinics. This variety keeps the work exciting and allows for personal and professional growth.

Collaborative Approach

Pediatric therapy often involves collaboration with other healthcare professionals, educators, and caregivers. This multidisciplinary approach fosters a supportive and enriching work environment.

Continuous Learning

The field of pediatric physical therapy is constantly evolving, with new research and techniques emerging. As a therapist, you will have the opportunity to engage in ongoing professional development and expand your knowledge and skills.

Pediatric Physical Therapist Duties and Responsibilities

As a pediatric physical therapist at Circle of Care, you will have a wide range of duties and responsibilities to ensure the optimal care of your patients. Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting thorough evaluations to assess the child’s physical abilities and limitations.
  • Developing individualized treatment plans based on the evaluation findings and the child’s goals.
  • Implementing evidence-based therapy techniques and interventions to improve strength, range of motion, coordination, and balance.
  • Monitoring and documenting the child’s progress regularly, adjusting treatment plans as needed.
  • Collaborating with parents, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to create a holistic and integrated approach to therapy.
  • Providing education and guidance to parents and caregivers on home exercise programs and strategies to support the child’s progress.


Why Work at Circle of Care?

At Circle of Care, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric therapy services to children and their families. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of professionals who share a common goal of helping children reach their full potential. Here are some reasons why you should consider working at Circle of Care:

  • Comprehensive Support: We provide extensive support to our therapists, including mentorship programs, continuing education opportunities, and access to a network of experienced professionals.
  • Mission-Driven Culture: At Circle of Care, we provide a wide range of therapies and techniques. Our dedicated therapists will provide your child with the support they need to reach their maximum potential.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages and benefits to attract and retain top talent in the field. Contact us to know more about the opened positions and the pediatric physical therapist salary offered by Circle of Care.

Apply for Pediatric Physical Therapist Jobs at Circle of Care

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful impact on the lives of children, we invite you to join our team at Circle of Care. We are currently accepting applications for pediatric physical therapist positions in Texas. To apply, please visit our careers page at Circle of Care Careers and submit your resume and cover letter.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team and supporting you in your journey as a pediatric physical therapist.