Occupational Therapist I/II - California...
County of San Mateo - San Mateo County, CA

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The California Children’s Services (CCS) unit seeks a part-time, permanent Occupational Therapist to provide a full range of occupational therapy treatments/services to physically disabled children from birth to 21 years at special education sites. The children have neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or birth defects. This is a unique opportunity to work in a friendly and cooperative team environment based at Medical Therapy Units in San Mateo and San Bruno.

The ideal candidate has graduated from an accredited occupational therapy curriculum, and has extensive experience working in pediatrics, with neurological and orthopedic conditions. The ideal candidate is licensed as an Occupational Therapist by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Hourly Salary Range
Level I: $30.95 - $38.69
Level II: $34.69 - $43.36

NOTE: The list created from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future permanent, extra help and/or temporary vacancies.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process .

Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Under medical direction, plan and perform occupational therapy for children with physical disabilities.
Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide comprehensive treatment to children.
Administer occupational therapy treatments in accordance with a prescription from the orthopedist, neurologist, pediatrician or physiatrist.
Provide therapeutic activities to promote independence in self-care, play and motor skills.
Plan and supervise group activities.
Design and monitor classroom and home programs.
Recommend seating, positioning and functional mobility devices.
Design, fabricate and monitor upper extremity orthotics.
Design and construct, or supervise construction of, specialized equipment.
Provide expertise regarding therapeutic management during clinic, staff conference, Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings, and parent meetings.
Provide ongoing assessment and documentation of the child's response to treatment in accordance with state California Children’s Services standards.
Participate in discharge planning and refer parents to community services.
Determine need for department and patient-related supplies and equipment.
Maintain cleanliness and organization of treatment areas.
Participate as clinical preceptor in a university affiliated occupational therapy student program.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is one year of supervised experience in pediatric occupational therapy.

Licensure/Registration:
Eligibility for or licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Failure to obtain this licensure and registration within twelve months of employment may result in termination.

Knowledge of:
Principles and methods of occupational therapy.
Neuroanatomy, kinesiology, psychology and the basic pathology involved in cerebral palsy and other medically eligible conditions.
Objectives of occupational therapy treatment for children with physical disabilities.
Family centered therapy.
Growth and development of children.
Construction, use and care of durable medical equipment.
Community resources for children with disabilities and their families. Skill/Ability to:

Evaluate and develop a treatment plan for children with various disabilities.
Document findings, progress and recommendations in progress reports and running notes.
Administer occupational therapy treatments.
Explain and teach occupational therapy activities to children, parents, health care professionals, local school authorities and other interested persons.
Instruct others in the use of the home program.
Analyze situations accurately and implement an effective plan of action.
Prepare reports and keep records of case histories.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Act as a consultant/trainer for educational and other staff.
Provide suitable transportation between work sites.
Lift or assist with lifting children and equipment.

Application/Examination:
Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form.

The examination may consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application documents. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to www.smcgov.org/hr/jobs to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process .
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer .
Analyst: Cristina Heinz (120712) (Occupational Therapist I/II - California Children's Services - F184/F185)

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