Physical Therapist -32hrs per week

  • Lake County, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $9,438.00 - $11,471.20 Monthly USD

Job Description

General Recruitment Information

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered - resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.

Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of valid registration as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California.

Must be eligible for State Skilled Professional Medical Personnel (SPMP) classification as defined by 42 CFR PART 432.

Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of full-time experience as a professional physical therapist.

Experience, which includes pediatric experience is strongly preferred.

Full Job Description


Under direct supervision, plans, develops, and performs physical therapy for physically disabled children up to age 21; and performs related duties as assigned.

This is a specialized journey level professional classification. Incumbents are responsible for the development and performance of physical therapy for children covered by the California Children Services Program. Incumbents provide medically necessary therapy to physically disabled children.

This class is distinguished from Occupational Therapist in that the latter provides occupational therapy services to help handicapped children perform their own daily living requirements.

Receives direct supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff. Exercises no supervision over staff. May provide technical and functional direction to assigned staff.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
  • Plans and carries out a full range of physical therapy involving specialized skills for neuro-muscularly, orthopedically, and physically disabled children.
  • Examines, identifies, and evaluates physical capabilities and disabilities.
  • Develops therapeutic goals, objectives, and treatment plans.
  • Interviews patients and parents.
  • Reviews clinical records, medical prescriptions, and/or physician referral to develop treatment plans.
  • Observes and monitors patient reactions and charts patient’s therapy progress.
  • Adopts and applies treatment procedures for severely disabled children.
  • Provides consultation and instruction to parents in methods of continuation of treatment at home and educates individuals on the proper use of medically necessary equipment.
  • Modifies treatment plans in response to significant changes in the patient's condition.
  • Serves as a liaison with the Local Educational Agency and the Children Services Program.
  • Attends clinics, conferences, and meetings.
  • Consults with vendors and the state regarding medical appointments and equipment.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and equipment of physical therapy, especially for disabled children.
  • Kinesiology and modalities.
  • Neuro-muscular function and dysfunction.
  • Physiology and skeletal anatomy.
  • Diagnostic and prognostic tests used in evaluations.
  • Construction and use of orthopedic appliances and equipment.
  • Psychological problems of persons with disabilities.
  • Current technology and trends in the profession.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.

Ability to:
  • Plan therapy treatments and make modifications as a person progresses.
  • Evaluate the condition and progress of patients regarding 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.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of valid registration as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California.

Must be eligible for State Skilled Professional Medical Personnel (SPMP) classification as defined by 42 CFR PART 432.

Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of full-time experience as a professional physical therapist.

Experience, which includes pediatric experience is strongly preferred.

The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work in a typical office environment with adequate light and temperature. There may be occasional exposure to extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; underground, confined, or restricted workspaces; and heights more than five stories above ground level. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

This position may require local and statewide travel, as necessary.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law).

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1,000 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION - 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE - SDI is available to some County employees.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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