THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITIONTHIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME
Under direction, to plan, develop, and perform physical therapy for physically disabled children up to age 21; and to do related work as required.
This is the first level in the classification series for the development and performance of physical therapy for children covered by California Crippled Children Services benefits. Due to the size of the County and the Department, it is a journey-level position and requires the ability to function independently. Upon successful completion of one year at level I, incumbents may be promoted to level II.
Health Officer or designee.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for periods of time; frequently stand and walk; special manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination for application of physical therapy; use proper positioning and movement techniques for disabled persons; lift and move object weighing up to 50 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is usually performed in a clinic environment; continuous contact with staff and the public.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Plans and carries out a full range of physical therapy involving specialized skills for neuro-muscularly, orthopedically, and physically disabled children
Interviews patients and parents
Evaluates patient's physical condition
Reviews clinical records, medical prescriptions, and/or physician referral to develop treatment plans
Observes patient reactions and notes changes
Adopts and applies treatment procedures for severely disabled children
Instructs parents in the proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, braces, and prosthetic devices and appliances
Modifies treatment plans in response to significant changes in patient's condition
Devises or adapts equipment as required
Maintains treatment records
Consults with others involved with patient treatment to maintain consistency
Attends clinics, conferences, and meetings
May coordinate and employ several treatment approaches to accomplish treatment objectives
May perform special evaluations and tests
Instructs others in patient positioning for therapy treatment
May work at different sites in the County
Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:Experience: One (1) year of responsible work experience as a professional physical therapist which includes pediatric work experience.
Possession of valid registration as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
Principles and practices of physical therapy, especially for disabled children.
Kinesiology and modalities.
Neuro-muscular function and dysfunction.
Physiology and skeletal anatomy.
Construction and use of orthopedic appliances and equipment.
Psychological problems of persons with disabilities.
Plan therapy treatments and make modifications as a person progresses.
Evaluate the condition and progress of patients with regard to physical therapy needs.
Develop therapeutic techniques and devices.
Evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy techniques.
Coordinate different treatment approaches to accomplish objectives.
Instruct others in body positioning for therapy treatments.
Coordinate treatment plans with other staff.
Prepare and maintain accurate medical records.
Deal tactfully and courteously with patients and their families.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.SAN BENITO COUNTY BENEFITS
Employees in regular, full-time positions will be eligible to participate in the following employee benefits:
Pay Day: Employees are paid bi-weekly. The insurance and benefits deductions will take place bi-monthly - normally the first two pay periods of the month. Bank/Credit union and 457 Retirement Deferrals deductions will take place bi-weekly.
Vacation: Based on continued years of service. Maximum accruals may apply depending on the bargaining unit.
- 5 to 9 years of service = 15 days per year
- 10 to 14 years of service = 18 days per year
- 15 + years of service = 20 days per year
Management employees receive 80 hours of administrative leave per calendar year. Forty (40) unused hours can be paid out at the end of the calendar year. Administrative leave is pro-rated.Holidays:
13.5 holidays (including 3 floating) for most employees. Safety officers and dispatchers receive approximately 5% holiday pay in addition to their base pay in lieu of paid holidays off.Sick Leave:
15 days per year. Maximum accruals apply.Health Plan:
Comprehensive medical and dental plans available for full-time employees. Employees appointed to a regular position at a time base of 50% or higher are also eligible to participate.Vision Plan:
MES Vision Plan offered which offers exams, frames and lenses on a 12-24-24 basis. The County pays for employee coverage and the employee can pay for dependent coverage. This benefit is available to FULL-TIME employees only.Employee Assistance Program:
The County provides confidential short-term counseling services to employees and dependents. Any regular employee is eligible for up to a total of three (3) hours of counseling sessions within any six (6) month period per County employee. Up to a maximum of six (6) sessions per calendar year are allowed per familyLife Insurance/AD&D:
County pays for a $20,000 BASIC life insurance policy for each employee. Two other VOLUNTARY life insurance plans available, including AD&D.Disability Insurance:
General, Confidential and Management groups participate in the State Disability Insurance.Credit Union:
Membership to the Santa Clara Federal Credit Union is available to San Benito County employees.Deferred Compensation:
Employees may participate in tax-deferred retirement savings. Three 457 plans are available. Employees may rollover funds from prior 401k or 457 accounts. IRS limits apply.
Retirement: Regular employees will be enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system in accordance with the Public Employees' Retirement Law. Employee contributions vary according to bargaining unit.
All New Miscellaneous (non-Safety) employees enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system participate in the full formula of 2% at 62. Miscellaneous employees participate in Social Security in addition to CalPERS.
New Safety employees are covered by the safety full formula 2.7% at 57. Safety employees contribute 9% of the employee contribution. Safety employees do not participate in Social Security.Supplemental Insurance:
Employees may participate in various AFLAC plans such as accident, disability, and cancer insurances.
Additionaly, employees can enroll into a pre-tax cafeteria plan and flexible spending accounts including Unreimbursed Medical ($2500) and Dependent Care ($5000).
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Retirement Formula Local MISC 2% @ 62 for New PERS Members
Social Security (non-safety)
Vacation Based on Continued Years of Service
Sick Leave 15 Days Annually
457 Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account
Employee Assistance Program
Group Life Insurance
Additional Optional Life Insurances & AD&D
I understand all County employees will be required to take an Oath of Office and will be called upon to act as Disaster Service Workers, when needed.
Please be sure to answer the supplemental questions thoroughly and accurately. Applicants are responsible for clearly, completely, and accurately identifying their qualifications. Your responses to the questions must be supported by both the work experience listed on your application as well as your resume. The rating of the supplemental questions may determine your application status and/or rank on the eligible list. I have read and understand the statement above concerning submission of supplemental questionnaire responses.
Do you have at least one (1) year of responsible work experience as a professional physical therapist which includes pediatric work experience?
Do you possess valid registration as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California?
Closing Date/Time: Continuous