Occupational Therapist

  • County of El Dorado
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Part Time Public Health
  • Salary: $38.54 - $46.84 Hourly USD

Job Description


The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

The El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. Their programs and services include: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. Their over 600 employees are dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their communities.

The California Children's Services Program is a mandatory County service as stipulated in Health and Safety Code starting with Section 123845 of which physical and occupational services are included as described in Government Code starting with Section 7570. T herapist applies intervention in a clinical setting, monitoring and education to families carrying out in-home home therapy and general case management of those children in collaboration with various medical specialty centers. Develops and initiates client specific treatment plans, participate in local education IEPs, conducts in home functional assessments, assesses and fabricates applications for functional adaptation, creates and maintains intervention records, input and retrieve health care reports in a designated EMR. May participate in telehealth video encounters.

Thee Occupational Therapist will have the opportunity to plan, perform and direct occupational therapy for handicapped persons, primarily children, and participate as a team member with physicians, physical therapists, parents and others in furthering the development of the child's daily living habits.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Recommend constructive activities suited to patient's physical capacity, intelligence level, interest and desired results.
  • Instruct patients in creative arts, educational subjects, prevocational subjects and recreational activities.
  • Instruct patients in methods of accomplishing daily living habits; help them learn to feed themselves, use bathroom facilities, dress, bathe, write, play and interact with their peers and adults.
  • Conduct individual and group sessions to help children feel less restricted in their environment; to learn additional leisure time activities, to learn how to cook, do laundry and take care of themselves.
  • Determine need for and fit of adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs, adaptive inserts, braces and splints; provides adaptive equipment selection, fabrication and maintenance.
  • Observe and make verbal and written documentation of patient progress.
  • Assist in educating school personnel, public health personnel and other interested groups in order to understand and cooperate in the physical and psychological objectives of occupational therapy treatments.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities please review the job description here .

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations:

Experience: One year of credentialed experience performing occupational therapy with children.

Other Requirements: Must possess a valid driver's license. Must possess a valid certificate from the National Registry of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Occupational Therapist, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Heather Andersen in Human Resources at heather.andersen@edcgov.us .

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here.

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Occupational Therapist. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future part time vacancies in South Lake Tahoe for at least three (3) months . There is currently (1) one part time vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, located in South Lake Tahoe, Ca. While part time positions vary, this specific vacancy is anticipated to work approximately 10 hours/week.

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The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

This classification may include positions that are subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.
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  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
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  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems

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