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Physical and Occupational Therapy Specialists *Training Provided*

Company: U.S. Army Recruiting - Harrisburg Battalion
Location: Altoona
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

THIS JOB REQUIRES ENLISTING/JOINING THE U.S. ARMY

This is an entry-level position with no experience necessary. When you enlist into the Army as a Physical and Occupational Therapy Specialist, you become a part of a team of Soldiers. As a Soldier you secure your future with a career in the Active Duty Army (full-time) and are able to take advantage of all the benefits that serving in the Army gives you. You gain leadership skills, college credit, and job-security by enlisting into the Army that is hard to find in the civilian sector. -The physical therapy specialist, under the direction of a physical therapist and following medical referral, supervises or administers physical therapy to decrease physical disabilities and promotes physical fitness of patients. The occupational therapy specialist, under the direction of a registered military occupational therapist, supervises, tests and assists patients to facilitate maximum recovery.

Job Duties:

Patient care

Administers physical therapy treatment

Promote physical fitness

Instruct personnel in the prevention of injuries

Preparing reports

Performs interviews, tests and assists patients in activities of daily living

Basic Qualifications:

Age - 17 to 34 years old

Education - Current Senior in High School(HS), HS Diploma, GED, GED equivalent, or higher education level completed

Citizenship - U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident

Submit to background and medical screening

Receive a passing score on the ASVAB

Benefits:

Enlistment bonus up to $40,000, varies by job and individual qualifications

Education benefits Tuition Assistance ($4,000 annually) / GI Bill (up to $108,000 for 36 months of attending college)

Paid training (Basic and Advanced)

30 days of paid vacation earned every year

Additional living expenses for those who have dependents

Various lengths of contracts available from 2 years to 6 years normally

Required qualifications: 17 years or older

Legally authorized to work in the United States

Speaks English

Background check

Drug screening

Reads English

At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher

Keywords: U.S. Army Recruiting - Harrisburg Battalion, Altoona , Physical and Occupational Therapy Specialists *Training Provided*, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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