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Occupational Therapist, Napa, CA

Organization: County of Napa
Category: Occupational Therapist
Location: Napa, CA
Date Job Posted: November 4, 2021
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1195 Third Street, Suite 110
Napa, CA 94559

Occupational Therapist (Public Health - HHSA) -CONTINUOUS

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$41.13 - $49.28 Hourly $3,290.40 - $3,942.40 Biweekly $7,129.20 - $8,541.87 Monthly $85,550.40 - $102,502.40 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/02/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
JOB TYPE: Full Time
Job Category: Public Health
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Agency
LOCATION: 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr. Napa, CA 94558



The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.


The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.


An Occupational Therapist in the California Children’s Services Medical Therapy Program evaluates, creates and implements occupational therapy treatment plans for children and young adults. The Occupational Therapist works as an important member of the therapy team and the Public Health Division to ensure that children and young adults receive treatment that supports them in reaching their full potential.

The Recruitment Process:

  1. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until current vacancy is filled.
  2. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the eligibility list for consideration for the current vacancy.
  3. Departmental interviews will take place at a date determined by the department. Only the most qualified candidates will be referred to the department.

Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Evaluate clients; plans and implements treatment plans for the following areas: motor and sensory/motor development; upper extremity function, including prehension, coordination, range, strength, sensation, pain, joint protection and hand function; functional mobility, including positioning, transfers, mobility, joint motion and muscle function; visual-perceptual ability, including visual scanning, figure-ground discrimination, visual fields, spatial relations and visual-motor integration; self-care, including feeding, oral motor function, dressing, grooming, bathing, skin inspection and toileting; adaptive/assistive equipment and splints including prescription, design, fabricating or applying selected orthotics or equipment; teach home management skills, including energy conservation and work simplification, budgeting, simple meal preparation, household tasks and group living skills; play and leisure pursuits; coordinate treatment plan with Physical Therapists and Physicians to facilitate a comprehensive team approach to therapeutic services; provide consultation to other members of the client team, such as nurses, teachers, classroom aides, interagency professionals and family; document therapy time for statistical and billing purposes; schedule appointments related to therapy; produce thorough written evaluation and progress reports.



The principles, practices and techniques of treatment directed toward the following:

Increasing independent functioning of individuals and increasing the range of joint motion, muscle strength and coordination of movement; self care activities.

Adaptation of developmentally appropriate games, crafts and activities as therapeutic exercise.

Assessment and acquisition of durable medical equipment and splints; skeletal anatomy, neurology, Kinesiology, normal growth and development and objectives of occupational therapy treatment; physical and psychological issues facing therapy patients and their impact on therapy participation.

Increasing independent functioning of individuals and increasing the range of joint motion, muscle strength and coordination of movement.

Correct vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to prepare understandable written documents.


Effectively and persuasively communicate with individuals and/or groups, orally and in writing.

Interview patients and their families, probing for full responses, validating assumptions in order to obtain a thorough and comprehensive assessment.

Produce innovative and creative solutions or other approaches to lessen impact of disability and increase targeted functional outcomes.


Interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds and modify treatment planning to accommodate the impact of diversity.

Lift up to 50 pounds.

Stoop, bend, kneel and sit on the floor for extended periods of time.

Use a computer keyboard and mouse, which involves repetitive hand movements and fine coordination.


To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess the following combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:


None required. However, preferred.


Education that would lead to the ability to obtain a license in Occupational Therapy issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.


Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

ADA Accommodation

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant tothe Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at(707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



1195 Third Street, Suite 110,
Napa, CA 94559
EXAM #00250

Occupational Therapist (Public Health - HHSA) - CONTINUOUS Supplemental Questionnaire

  1. Instructions for Supplemental Application Questions. The following questions comprise one of the steps in the selection process for this position and are intended to assist you in presenting your qualifications. Only the information you provide in your answers to these questions will be evaluated and scored to determine the best qualified candidates to continue in the selection process for this position. Please be complete and specific in answering the questions as your score will be based on this information. Applications submitted without responses to the supplemental questions will not be evaluated.
    Although your experience and education should relate back to your application, your application and or resume will not be reviewed when scoring the supplemental questions. Therefore, please be as detailed as possible in your responses to the supplemental questions. I have read and understand the instructions presented above.
    Yes No
  2. In order to qualify for this position, you must possess a current license to practice Occupational Therapy issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy. Do you possess this license now?
    Yes No
  3. In thinking about the occupational profile of a three year old child with a neurological condition, what areas of skill and development would you plan to include in your assessment?
  4. Describe your process for obtaining information about a specific diagnosis and areas of potential challenge for clients with that diagnosis.
  5. How has your background and experience prepared you to be effective in an environment that holds diversity as core to our work and services?
  6. Please tell us about a program, process, or procedure that you played a role in developing or modifying that you believe enhanced client access, engagement, or outcomes.
  7. Please tell us how you have demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a previous or current job.

All Questions Are Required

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