Occupational Therapist - Physically Handicapped Children

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Part Time Public Health
  • Salary: $7,379.15 - $10,073.27 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description
A Drug-Free Workplace

Invites your interest for the position of
$7,379- $10,073 per Month

Opens: Monday, September 21, 2020
Priority Screening Date: Monday, October 2, 2020
Final Filing Date: Open Until FilledExam # 20/50F23/09LPC
Summary of Position
The Public Health Bureau has an opening for a half-time Occupational Therapist-Physical Handicapped Children (PHC) in the California Children's Services (CCS) Program. The Occupational Therapist-PHC delivers a full range of occupational therapy services to physically handicapped children including evaluation, planning and providing OT treatment to children with physical disabilities. The Occupational Therapist works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, physical and speech therapists, social workers, nutritionists, school personnel, and outside agencies to meet the therapy needs of the children served by the CCS Medical Therapy Program (MTP). The mission of the CCS MTP is to maximize the quality of life for special needs children through the provision of Physical and Occupational Therapy services including ongoing assessment, treatment and consultation to the child, family, and community.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of accepted occupational therapy, especially as applied to physically handicapped children.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic techniques commonly used in occupational therapy work; proper use and operation of modern occupational therapy equipment and appliances.
  • Ability to administer occupational therapy treatments and exercises.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret physician's orders for treatments and instructions for using adaptive equipment.
  • Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
  • Communicate orally in order to teach and instruct parents and children.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:  
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of audiences
  • Proficient in the use of technology
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service
  • Work well in a team-oriented environment

Conditions of Employment
  • Pursuant to Section 512031 of Title 22 of the Administrative Code, incumbent must be a graduate from a curriculum in occupational therapy approved by the council on Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association and shall be registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License
  • Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, the Health Department reserves the right to fingerprint and conduct police background checks of appointees for some positions.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends or holidays during times of disaster or emergency.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

Approximately two years of experience as a registered occupational therapist, preferably providing therapy to physically handicapped children.

For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at: 

TO APPLY: Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the Priority Screening Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions
  • A copy of your license must be submitted with your application

Or apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/montereycounty/default.cfm  
All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on a needed basis until the position is filled. Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions and copies of Certificates/Licenses is not submitted by the priority screening date, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination. For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4394.

  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4394.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.

The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (H Unit) 
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "H" MOU prevails over this listing.

See https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=78042 for more information (H bargaining Unit Benefit Summary Sheet.)    

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-4946.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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Job Address

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