CCS Therapist I
County of Santa Clara - San Jose, CA

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Under general clinical supervision, to provide physical or occupational therapy services to children and adolescents with chronic neuromuscular, muscular and orthopedic disabilities; to instruct family members, school personnel and others in supportive care for assigned clients; and to document and report client progress.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.


Submission of your Occupational Therapy or your Physical Therapy license is required.

The current vacancy is for half time position, but the list maybe used to fill other vacancies.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.
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Typical Tasks:
  • Administers tests to evaluate client range of motion, motor skill, functional activity and muscle strength;
  • Develops treatment plan and schedules program;
  • Performs indicated treatment procedures and techniques which include therapeutic exercise, functional training, specialized handling and developmental play activities;
  • Instructs client and others in the care and use of durable medical equipment;
  • Makes simple modifications and repairs to existing medical equipment;
  • Fabricates and modifies splints and simple positioning devices;
  • Makes home visits and instructs client and parents on home activities to promote functional skills;
  • Consults with teachers regarding classroom activities and positioning to optimize physical performance;
  • Consults with client's physician regarding the therapy program and medical case management and participates in clinics;
  • Documents client's progress and writes periodic reports;
  • Provides clinical and on site supervision while Therapy Aides work with assigned caseload;
  • Serves as clinical preceptor to therapy students when working on clinical practicum;
  • Performs related duties as necessary.

Employment Standards:

Depending on Assignment:

Physical Therapist A valid license, eligibility for a license, or a limited permit to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of California. Must pass the next scheduled examination as detailed in Article 2 of the State of California "Physical Therapy Regulations" or be released from position.

-OR-

Occupational Therapist A valid license, or limited permit, to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California, or eligibility for licensing and must pass the next scheduled examination as specified in the Business and Professions Code 2570 “Occupational Therapy Practice Act” or be released from position.

Sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

Experience Note The knowledge and abilities are normally acquired through possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in physical or occupational therapy or graduation from an approved school of physical or occupational therapy.

Knowledge of
  • Principles of physical or occupational therapy for treating children and adolescents, birth to age 21, with chronic neuromuscular, muscular and orthopedic disabilities;
  • Human anatomy, neurology and physiology;
  • Construction, care and use of orthopedic appliances and adaptive equipment;
  • Charting and progress reporting procedures.
Ability to
  • Understand and follow physician prescription;
  • Evaluate client needs and develop a treatment plan;
  • Perform treatment procedures and techniques;
  • Provide clear and understandable instructions to client, family members, teachers and others regarding client treatment and supportive needs;
  • Communicate effectively with physician and other health care providers;
  • Maintain written records and write progress reports;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with client, family members, the medical community, and other person and agencies engaged in the treatment and education of disabled children and adolescents.
Veterans Preference Information
This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran’s), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination.

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