Supervising Pediatric Therapist

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Concord, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $95,589.24 - $116,189.28 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent employment opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Supervising Pediatric Therapist position. The department currently has one (1) vacancy in the California Children's Services (CCS) unit within the Public Health Division of the Health Services Department. The position will be located at the Shadelands Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) in Concord, CA.

Under general direction, the Supervising Pediatric Therapist directs and supervises the day-to-day operations and the work of staff assigned to a Medical Therapy Unit within the California Children Services Program; supervises Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Therapist Aides, and Clerks. Acts as a liaison between the school administration and the medical therapy unit; and does related work as required.

The Family, Maternal and Child Health (FMCH) Programs with Contra Costa County are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of families and children through innovative partnerships with families, community members, county programs, and community-based organizations. The CCS Medical Therapy Program provides medically necessary physical, occupational, and medical therapy conference services to children who are medically eligible for the program.


We are looking for someone who:
  • Has excellent knowledge of Occupational and Physical Therapy treatment principals for pediatric clients in an outpatient rehabilitative setting
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Is proficient using a computer
  • Can multitask and complete assignments in a timely and organized manner
  • Has strong organizational, personal and leadership skills
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Supervising and managing a team of therapists and support staff in the delivery of therapy programs to pediatric clients
  • Scheduling and running various physician clinics
  • Facilitating new client intake appointments
  • Interacting with community partners (physicians, school personnel, vendors)
  • Performing staff evaluations
  • Managing the day-to-day activities in a dynamic clinic setting
  • Maintaining a safe, positive, and efficient working environment
  • Tracking continuing education, licenses, and required training for staff
A few reasons you might love this job:
  • The CCS Shadelands Medical Therapy Unit has a dynamic working environment with dedicated staff who currently serve approximately 190 children with special needs
  • You will interact with many experts in the field of pediatric rehabilitation: Physicians from Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco, Shriner's Hospital, and Kaiser.
  • Access to quarterly professional trainings presented on subjects pertaining to pediatric rehabilitation

A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Requires flexibility and the ability to interact with clients face to face and/or virtually when required
  • Will be guiding families through the rehabilitation process
  • There is a high volume of caseloads
Competencies Required:
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards
  • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
  • Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities
  • Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal

To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr .

The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.
Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.

Certification: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid License as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California or a valid License to practice as an Occupational Therapist, issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a physical or occupational therapist providing therapy to pediatric patients, at least one (1) year of that experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Selection Process
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation: This will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list (Weighted 100%).

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/72164/2021824-Mandatory-Vaccination-Policy-PDF?bidId=
CONVICTION HISTORY

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

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