Occupational Therapist I

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $93,017.60 Annually USD

Job Description


Occupational Therapist I $44.72 Hourly

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This position is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply right away.

This recruitment will establish an Open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current and future Occupational Therapist I positions within Health Care Agency, California Children's Services . This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven (7) service areas - Finance and Administrative, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Health Services, Office of Care Coordination, Public Health and Strategy and Special Projects is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

California Children's Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides medically necessary physical and occupational therapy services in Medical Therapy Units (MTU) located in public school settings. For detailed information on California Children's Services click here .
The California Children's Services (CCS), Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is recruiting for an entry level Occupational Therapist to provide medically necessary physical and occupational therapy services in Medical Therapy Units (MTU) located in public school settings.

Responsibilities of the position will include but are not limited to:
  • Administers therapeutic evaluation and complete written reports electronically
  • Provides treatment for children from birth to 21 years of age who have neurological, neuromuscular, and/or complex orthopedic conditions
  • Works closely with the children and their families to promote maximum function and development
  • Performs treatment in a center based program
  • Attends Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Conducts consultation in the home and school settings
  • Completes daily documentation regarding treatment sessions
  • Works collaboratively with other team members to assure that children and their families are provided with appropriate Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and training to maximize the child's function

Opportunities may be in any one of the following twelve Medical Therapy Unit locations: Anaheim (2 MTUs), Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Placentia, Santa Ana, Tustin, or Westminster. Physical Therapist I works a 4/10 schedule with four 10 hour workdays and one weekday off. The weekday that is off is determined by the Medical Therapy Unit and program's needs. Work schedule may change to meet CCS department needs. The County of Orange does not provide sponsorship for HB-1 applicants.

The ideal candidate will have training performing similar job responsibilities listed above. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following:

Technical Knowledge l Technical Experience
  • Principles and methods of occupational therapy and skill in administering occupational therapy
  • Current research and clinical treatment approaches in the diagnosis served by the CCS Medical Therapy Program
  • Skeletal anatomy, kinesiology, neurology, range of motion, muscle testing procedures, and basic pathology involved in neuromuscular and/or orthopedic handicaps
  • Scope of occupational therapy practice and current treatment models/frames of reference for treatment of children with physical disabilities
  • Psychological impacts of chronic disability on the child throughout various stages of development
  • Social and psychological impacts to the family of a child with chronic disabilities and health care needs
  • Normal and abnormal child development
  • Construction and/or use of adaptive equipment and splints/orthoses
  • Appropriate durable medical equipment that meets the medical, functional and safety needs of the child
  • How to effectively design and implement an occupational therapy program that best meets the needs of the child and their family within the context of the environment and community the child functions within
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Communication | Collaboration & Team Work
  • Interacting with families in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner
  • Demonstrating excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with staff, colleagues, physicians, outside agencies, county personnel, and the general public
  • Maintaining regular communication with supervisor regarding caseload
  • Keeping accurate records for assigned caseload
  • Participating in assessment activities as a member of a multidisciplinary team
For detailed information on Occupational Therapist I minimum qualifications, including Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions click here.

Human Resource Services screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)

Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Online Assessment | Multiple Choice (Weighted 100%): Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in one or more job-related assessments. Candidates will be notified of their test date and access code, if applicable. Only the more qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

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 procedure.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Sally Teramura at STeramura@ochca.com or (714) 834-7324.


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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