Therapy Assistant

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $70,692.72 - $85,927.44 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position


Why Join Contra Costa County Health Services?

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity to fill one (1) Therapy Assistant position assigned to the Rehabilitation Therapy Unit of the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) located in Martinez, CA.

CCRMC offers a progressive, fun, and educational environment that encourages innovative treatment programs and allows you to collaborate with a variety of healthcare providers. CCRMC is an established teaching hospital for Residency programs for Physician, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapist students.

Are you comfortable with direct patient care? As a Therapy Assistant, you will be responsible for observing and reporting patient status. If you are looking for the next step in your career and want to help in developing better ways to address and manage complex patient issues, apply today!

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Friendly and communicative! You will be responsible for communicating information verbally and written to patients in an understandable manner.
  • Well-rounded. You will also need to be proficient in both outpatient and acute therapy services.
  • Receptive . You will need to be open to receiving new information and welcome constructive feedback well.
  • A team player. You will need to collaborate with other team members to ensure excellent patient care.
  • Organized. You will need to organize and document the patient information.

What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Using physical or occupational therapy methods and treatment techniques.
  • Documenting patient treatment.
  • Preparing statistical reports and records of patient services.
  • Administering a patient care program.

A few reasons you might love this job:
  • You will work in a variety of settings, combining inpatient and outpatient services in hospitals and clinics.
  • You will be working in a strong and supportive rehab environment.
  • You will have the opportunity to mentor physical/occupational therapy assistant students.
  • You will be able to treat and provide care to a diverse group of patients.
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • You will be working with limited resources.
  • You will be working in limited office space.
  • You will be dealing with a variety of patient personalities.

Competencies Required:
  • Fact Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question
  • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • 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
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
  • Establishing Credibility: Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
  • General Physical Ability: Using strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination
  • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace

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The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Minimum Qualifications

License: Possession and maintenance of a current and valid license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy or a current and valid license as a Physical Therapy Assistant issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California.

Certification: Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or a CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bilingual communication skills, to speak, read and write in other languages

Selection Process

  1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application. Applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.
  2. Training and Experience Evaluation: Candidates who clearly demonstrate that they possess the minimum qualifications will have their training and experience evaluated. The responses to the supplemental questions, at the time of filing, will be evaluated to determine each candidate's relevant education, training, and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (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

As of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination or approved exemption is required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here:


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.


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.


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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