Physical Therapist - Placerville

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Variable Shift Public Health
  • Salary: $39.40 - $47.90 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.

California Children's Services (CCS) is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized by the program. Services can be authorized for children and young adults less than 21 years of age who have eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care.

Use your skills to assist the children in your community! As an Extra Help Physical Therapist, you will have the opportunity to plan, perform and direct physical therapy for handicapped persons, primarily children, and participate as a team member with physicians, parents and others in furthering the child's neuro-muscular development. The current vacancy is a pediatric extra help position with CA Children's Services Medical Therapy Program.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Evaluate motor and development skills and explain results of evaluation to physicians, parents and teachers; determine goals for ongoing treatment.
  • Instruct parents in activities and exercises which encourage development of skills or remediates or prevents problems.
  • Organize and participate in children's clinics.
  • Provide gait training to children, including helping them with the use of assisting devices such as walkers and crutches; provides wheelchair skills training.
  • Assist patients with therapeutic exercises to improve strength, range of motion and balance.
  • Determine the need for and fit of adaptive equipment such as standers, walkers, wheelchairs and other mobility and positioning devices.
  • Observe and make verbal and written documentation of patient progress.
  • Coordinate treatment plan with occupational therapists, school staff, community resources, patient and family to facilitate a comprehensive approach to therapeutic services.
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations:
  • Must possess or be able to obtain registration as a physical therapist issued by the State of California.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined below.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and methods of physical therapy.
  • Objectives of physical therapy treatment.
  • Diagnostic and prognostic tests used in evaluations.
  • Neuro-muscular function and dysfunction, including skeletal and muscular anatomy.
  • Kinesiology and modalities of treatment.
  • Psychological problems of the handicapped and their families.
  • Construction, use and care of orthopedic appliances and equipment.
Skill in:
  • Performing evaluative tests of physical abilities.
  • Instructing and assisting with therapeutic exercises.
  • Explaining and interpreting tests, diagnoses, objectives and methods to patients, parents and school personnel.
  • Working as a team member in the therapy effort to ensure carry over in the treatment and training of patients.
  • Integrating physical therapy activities with other medical and developmental programs.
  • Preparing accurate and complete case notes, correspondence, reports and other written materials.
  • Using initiative and sound judgment within established guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Physical Therapist, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
Apply online by clicking on 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, contact Monique Heredia in Human Resources at

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 hiring 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 Physical Therapist. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months for locations in Placerville, Ca. We currently have the following vacancy:

  • One (1) extra help vacancy in the Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division, located in Placerville, CA. Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration. Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require 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.
Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
Here area few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • 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 Races
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Small Business Shops


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Job Address

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