Occupational Therapist I

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $91,927.56 - $111,738.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position


The Board of Supervisors have authorized the following future salary increases for this classification:

5% on July 1, 2024 | 5% on July 1, 2025

Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit
Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals on a continuous basis to fill entry level Occupational Therapist positions. Therapists may be assigned to the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and its Health Centers or the California Children Services Programs located throughout the County.

Occupational Therapist I is an entry level classification requiring no experience. Incumbents in this classification perform a full range of general therapy treatments while developing and learning the skills and knowledge necessary to apply more advanced and/or specialized treatments.

To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr

The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Typical Tasks

  • Evaluates, plans and implements treatment including but not limited to the following areas:
  • Self-care including feeding, oral bulbar function, dressing, grooming, bathing, skin inspection and toileting
  • Functional mobility including positioning, transfers, wheelchair prescription and mobility training, topographic orientation, joint motion and muscle function
  • Upper extremity function, including prehension, coordination, range, strength, sensation, pain, joint protection and hand function
  • Adaptive/assistive equipment and splints including prescription, design, fabricating or applying selected orthotics or equipment
  • Home management including energy conservation and work simplification, budgeting, meal preparation, household tasks and group living skills
  • Community skills including shopping, use of transportation, safety, pre-vocational/vocational assessment and work skills, social behaviors, play and leisure pursuits
  • Visual-perceptual ability including visual scanning, figure-ground discrimination, vision, fields, spatial relations and visual-motor integration
  • Motor and sensory/motor development
  • Functional cognition including orientation, attention, memory, analysis discrimination, seriation, organization, categorization, integration, judgement and problem-solving
  • Learns to perform specialized and advanced therapy treatments
  • Explains occupational therapy recommendations to patients and their families and provides patient and family education and training
  • Provides consultation and education relative to therapy treatment considerations
  • Collaborates with other care providers to ensure proper patient treatment and follow-up
  • Secures and returns clinic supplies and equipment and maintains required records and statistics
  • Prepares reports of patient treatment, treatment and discharge, planning and evaluation of treatment services
  • Provides training and work direction to aides, assistants, interns and volunteers
  • Consults with other therapists as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Certificate: Possession and maintenance of a valid License or limited Permit to practice as an Occupational Therapist issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.

Certification: Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or a CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross.

Experience: None Required

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.

Applicants must submit a copy of a valid License or limited Permit to practice as an Occupational Therapist issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy AND a completed supplemental questionnaire. An application submitted without a valid License or limited Permit and supplemental questionnaire will be considered incomplete and will therefore be disqualified.

Selection Process

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire (Weighted 100%).

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

To find more information on Benefits offered by Contra Costa County, please go to https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/1343/Employee-Benefits

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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