• Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $8,654.53 - $11,819.60 Monthly USD Monthly
  • Salary Top: 11819 USD Monthly

Job Description

Position Description

An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

Invites your interest for the position of

Physical Therapist - Physically Handicapped Children (PHC)

$8,654- $11,820 monthly

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Exam #22/50G23/05LPC

Summary of Position
The Health Department’s Public Health Bureau has an opening for a 40 hours per week Physical Therapist-Physically Handicapped Children (PT-PHC) in the California Children’s Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program. The PT-PHC delivers a full range of physical therapy services including evaluation, planning, and providing PT treatment to children with physical disabilities. The PT-PHC records and prepares reports on patient’s treatment and progress. The PT-PHC works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, nutritionists, school personnel, and outside agencies to meet the therapy needs of the children served by the CCS Medical Therapy Program (MTP). The mission of the CCS MTP is to maximize the quality of life for special needs children through the provision of Physical and Occupational Therapy services including ongoing assessment, treatment and consultation to the child, family, and community.

As of September 8, 2023, Health Department may offer up to $10,000 signing bonus to candidates hired into regular full-time positions for this classification from this recruitment hired after September 8, 2023. Exam Plan 22/50G23/05LPC

A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.

Examples of Duties


Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Through Knowledge of:
  • Principles, methods and techniques of accepted physical therapy (PT) practice, especially as applied to physically handicapped children.
  • Anatomy, physiology, neuro-muscular functions and dysfunctions and kinesiology; basic pathology involved in cerebral palsy cases.
  • Proper use care and operation of equipment utilized in the assessment and provision of PT treatment.

Skills to:
  • Administer physical therapy treatments and exercises.
  • Analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data.
  • Read, understand and interpret physician’s orders and instructions for therapy and the use of equipment.
  • Read and write clearly and effectively to keep and prepare a variety of records and reports.
  • Communicate orally in a clear manner and with a volume required to carry on telephone and face-to-face conversation to teach and instruct parents and children.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups and/or individuals.
  • Sensitivity to clients and families
  • Enough energy to effectively provide therapy to patients

Examples of Experience/Education/Training


The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education, or training, typically:


  • Successful completion of course work and graduation from an accredited school of Physical Therapy approved by the Board of the American Physical Therapy Association.



  • Two years of experience as a licensed physical therapist providing therapy to physically handicapped child

Conditions of Employment:
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license.
  • Possess and maintain a valid license to practice physical therapy issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, the Health Department reserves the right to fingerprint and conduct police background checks of appointees for some positions.


New graduates with clinical experience in pediatrics are encouraged to apply.

For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

Additional Information

Apply On-Line at


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM by contacting

Monterey County Health Department

Human Resources Division

1270 Natividad Road

Salinas, CA 93906


The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Copy of license to practice physical therapy by Physical Therapy Board of California

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant’s possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.

Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519.


As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.


The County offers an excellent benefits package. To view H Bargaining Unit Summary please visit our website: . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.


Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Senior Personnel Analyst Monica Gutierrez at (831) 796-1276.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Base Pay


Job Address

Salinas, California United States View Map