Physical Therapist

Posted on Jul 10, 2021 by Contra Costa County Health Services

Concord, CA 94518
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


SUPERVISING PEDIATRIC THERAPIST Monthly Salary Range: $7,965 - $9,682

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent employment opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Supervising Pediatric Therapist position. The department currently has one vacancy in the California Children's Services (CCS) unit within the Public Health Division of the Health Services Department. The position will be located at the Shadelands Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) in Concord, CA.

Under general direction, the Supervising Pediatric Therapist directs and supervises the day-to-day operations and the work of staff assigned to a Medical Therapy Unit within the California Children Services Program; supervises Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Therapist Aides, and Clerks; acts as a liaison between the school administration and the medical therapy unit; and does related work as required.

The Family, Maternal and Child Health (FMCH) Programs with Contra Costa County are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of families and children through innovative partnerships with families, community members, county programs, and community-based organizations. The CCS Medical Therapy Program provides medically necessary physical, occupational and medical therapy conference services to children who are medically eligible for the program.

We are looking for someone who: • Has excellent knowledge of Occupational and Physical Therapy treatment principals for pediatric clients in an outpatient rehabilitative setting • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills • Is proficient using a computer • Can multitask and complete assignments in a timely and organized manner • Has strong organizational, personal and leadership skills

What you will typically be responsible for: • Supervising and managing a team of therapists and support staff in the delivery of therapy programs to pediatric clients • Scheduling and running various physician clinics • Facilitating new client intake appointments • Interacting with community partners (physicians, school personnel, vendors) • Performing staff evaluations • Managing the day-to-day activities in a dynamic clinic setting • Maintaining a safe, positive and efficient working environment • Tracking continuing education, licenses and required training for staff

A few reasons you might love this job: • The CCS Shadelands Medical Therapy Unit has a dynamic working environment with dedicated staff who currently serve approximately 190 children with special needs • You will interact with many experts in the field of pediatric rehabilitation: Physicians from Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco, Shriner's Hospital, and Kaiser. • Access to quarterly professional trainings presented on subjects pertaining to pediatric rehabilitation

A few challenges you might face in this job: • Requires flexibility and the ability to interact with clients face to face and/or virtually when required • Will be guiding families through the rehabilitation process • High volume caseloads

Competencies Required: • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions and claims • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps and final work products • Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely and cost-effective results • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge or adversity • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships • Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations • Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities • Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal

Minimum Qualifications:

License Required: Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.

Certification: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California or a valid license to practice as an Occupational Therapist, issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.

Experience: Requires three years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, as a physical or occupational therapist providing therapy to pediatric patients, with at least one year of that experience in a lead capacity.

Closing Date: July 29, 2021

To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, see our job posting at: or visit the County jobs portal page at The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Equal Opportunity Employer




Reference: 1251601387

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