Physical Therapist, Pediatrics - Senior California Children's Services Therapist
County of Santa Clara - San Jose, CA

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Under direction, to plan, coordinate, and implement staff training and therapy student education; to provide clinical consultation to therapy staff; and to perform physical or occupational therapy procedures.

The Senior California Children's Services Therapist is assigned responsibility for planning and presenting staff and student training, and providing clinical supervision and consultation to the therapy staff on a regular basis, and may be assigned to supervise therapy staff for brief periods on an as-needed basis. The Senior CCS Therapist is normally assigned a reduced client case load.

Training and Administration
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and presents training and in-service programs for therapy staff;
  • Initiates and provides clinical consultation to individual staff members or as requested by supervisor or staff;
  • Organizes and updates technical resource materials;
  • Performs outreach to educate physicians and community regarding CCS programs;
  • May serve on advisory councils, task forces and other related committees;
  • Participates in therapy administration staff meetings;
  • Coordinates therapy student training programs;
  • Supervises therapy staff for short periods in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Evaluates client condition and administers tests to measure physical and functional abilities;
  • Plans treatment and performs physical or occupational therapy procedures on clients with complicated diagnoses;
  • Attends clinics and consults with physicians;
  • Instructs parents and teachers in home/classroom therapy programs;
  • May schedule and supervise medical training clinics;
  • Performs related work as required.

Job Requirements - Possession of a valid license to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of California issued in accordance with the "Physical Therapy Practice Act."

- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in physical or occupational therapy

or graduation from an approved school of physical or occupational therapy

- Four (4) years of pediatric therapy experience

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of developing and conducting training of professional staff and students;
  • Principles of work planning and time management;
  • Principles of physical or occupational therapy for treating children and adolescents, birth to age 21, with chronic neuromuscular, muscular, and orthopedic disabilities;
  • Community resources available to clients, parents, teachers, physicians and others involved with client population.
Ability to:
  • Plan and develop curricula and coordinate and present educational, inservice, and student training programs;
  • Perform the more complex, complicated physical or occupational therapy procedures;
  • Evaluate quality of client care delivered by therapy staff;
  • Provide clinical supervision and instruction to staff;
  • Develop treatment plan
  • Consult with physicians regarding diagnosis and therapy program;
  • Interpret physician prescriptions;
  • Explain CCS regulations and procedures to all persons involved with the client;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with client family members, the medical community, and other persons and agencies engaged in the treatment and education of disabled children and adolescents.

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