Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Visalia, California
  • Apr 09, 2024
Full Time Accounting and Finance Public Health
  • Salary: $55,977.00 - $68,221.00 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 68221 USD Annually

Job Description

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is recruiting for a Physical Therapist Assistant to join the Public Health Branch. This position will assist in providing therapy treatments to children with physical disabilities as assigned by the Licensed Physical Therapist. This recruitment will establish an employment list in order to fill immediate and future vacancies.
The Physical Therapist Assistant will assist with treatment documentation and carry out the physical therapy plan as set forth by the Physical Therapist, and will assist in the overall general maintenance and organization of the therapy unit. The successful candidate will assist the Physical Therapist in teaching mobility skills, positioning, and functional activities to the child, parents, and caregivers, and help parents and caregivers understand the best ways to care for physically disabled children.

Typical Duties

Key Responsibilities
  • Use tact and understanding in dealing with patients, families, and caregivers
  • Cooperate with other professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure coordinated patient care and training
  • Assist with preparation of accurate, concise, treatment and care coordination notes

Required Qualifications

Candidates must meet the qualifications listed below by the application deadline .
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, and completion of a physical therapist assistant education program approved by the State of California Physical Therapy Board.
  • Possession of Physical Therapist Assistant license issued by the State of California Physical Therapy Board.

Employment Standards

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.



Bargaining Unit 6

The information listed is a general summary of benefits. These provisions do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and are subject to change.

Benefit Amount: An annualbenefit amountis provided and may be applied towards health insurance premiums (medical, dental, vision andlife).This benefit is pro-rated and paid on a pay period basis (24 pay periods).

Health Insurance: A choice of PPO and HMOmedical plans which include PPOand HMO dental plans andinclude dentalandvision coverage. Dependent coverage is available. Providers include Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, Delta Dental, andVision Services Plan (VSP).

The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the 1937 Act County Employees Retirement Act and integrated with Social Security. In addition to ordinary retirement benefits, the plan provides disability and death benefits. Retirement contributions are made by both the County and the employee. The County has reciprocity with the State of California, contracting PERS agencies, and all County 1937 Act Retirement Systems.

Paid Holiday Leave: 12 set days and 1 personal holiday.

Vacation Accrual:

2 weeks per year (0-3 years of service)
3 weeks per year (3-7 years of service)
4 weeks per year (7-11 years of service)
5 weeks per year (11+ years of service)
Limit of 300 hours.

Sick Leave Accrual: 12 days per year with unlimited accumulation, 50 hours of which may be used toward family sick leave.

Group Term Life Insurance and AD&D: $10,000; Provided by Standard Insurance Company.

Disability Insurance:
Employees are covered by State Disability Insurance. The premium is paid by the employee.

Deferred Compensation: A voluntary deferred compensation plan is available.

To view more detailed descriptions of Tulare County's benefits, please view the Benefits section of our Web site at

The Provisions Of This Bulletin Do Not Constitute An Expressed Or Implied Contract And Are Subject To Change.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Visalia, California United States View Map