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Occupational Therapist - Physically Handicapped Children, Salinas, CA

Organization: Monterey County Health Department
Category: Occupational Therapist
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: November 23, 2021
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Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Salary: $7,526.65 - $10,274.68 Monthly
Closing Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Exam # 21/50F23/10LPC

The Public Health Bureau has an opening for a 32 hours per week Occupational Therapist (OT)-Physical Handicapped Children (PHC) in the California Children’s Services (CCS) Program. The OT-PHC delivers a full range of occupational therapy services to physically handicapped children including evaluation, planning and providing OT treatment to children with physical disabilities. The OT keeps records and prepares reports on patient’s treatment progress. The OT works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, physical and speech therapists, social workers, nutritionists, school personnel, and outside agencies to meet the therapy needs of the children served by the CCS Medical Therapy Program (MTP). The mission of the CCS MTP is to maximize the quality of life for special needs children through the provision of Physical and Occupational Therapy services including ongoing assessment, treatment and consultation to the child, family, and community. The OT services are provided at the MTP sites, children’s school, home and/or through telehealth therapy.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.

Examples of Duties


Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of accepted occupational therapy, especially as applied to physically handicapped children.
  • Thorough knowledge of therapeutic techniques commonly used in occupational therapy work; proper use and operation of modern occupational therapy equipment and appliances.
  • Working knowledge of growth and development of normal and handicapped children.
  • Ability to administer occupational therapy treatments and exercises.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret physician’s orders for treatments and instructions for using adaptive equipment.
  • Ability to keep records and reports.
  • Communicate orally in order to teach and instruct parents and children.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Proficient in the use of technology.
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service.
  • Work well in a team-oriented environment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Pursuant to Section 512031 of Title 22 of the Administrative Code, incumbent must be a graduate from a curriculum in occupational therapy approved by the council on Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association and shall be registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, the Health Department reserves the right to fingerprint and conduct police background checks of appointees for some positions.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends or holidays during times of disaster or emergency.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

  • Approximately two years of experience as a registered occupational therapist, preferably providing therapy to physically handicapped children.

For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

Additional Information


Apply on-line at


Obtain and submit the following hard copy application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM by the Closing Date: Friday, December 10, 2021.

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions
  • A copy of your license must be submitted with your application

All application materials must be received by the closing date for a guaranteed review. Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions and copies of Certificates/Licenses is not submitted by the closing date, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant’s possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination. For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4394.


  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4946. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.


On July 30, 2021 the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link. Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical /Religion


The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (H Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "H" MOU prevails over this listing.

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