Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Recruitment #14-5860-01




The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you are currently on the list and you choose to reapply you will forfeit your current rank and score. Your new score/disposition will replace your current score and rank. In order to reapply for this position, please contact Amanda Hui at to have your previous application released back to you.  

THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will be merged with the scores from the previous list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.   The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.     


A Properly Completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing (THIS EXAM MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME). Postmarks are not accepted.  Failure to apply by the last day for filing and/or failure to submit a supplemental questionnaire by the last day for filing will result in disqualification.  





Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents. Health Care Services Agency currently has multiple career opportunities for experienced professionals to become part of a service delivery team dedicated to the optimal health and well being of Alameda County residents. 


The Public Health Department has an array of programs and services designed to protect the health and safety of County residents. The backbone of Public Health includes assessments of the health status of residents, disease prevention and control, community mobilization and outreach, policy development, education, and assurance of access to quality medical and health care services.  The following 10 essential services are provided by the Public Health Department to the residents of Alameda County.

1.Monitor health status to identify community health problems.

2.Diagnose & investigate health problems and hazards.

3.Inform, educate and empower residents about health issues.

4.Mobilize community partnerships.

5.Develop policies that support individual and community health.

6.Assure a competent public health workforce.

7.Enforce health and safety laws.

8.Assure provision of health care when otherwise not available.

9.Evaluate the effectiveness, accessibility, quality of personal and population-based services.

10.Research innovative solutions to health problems.

For more information about the Health Care Services Agency, please visit the Agency's website and/or Annual Budget Document found on



Under direction, to provide physical therapy services in public and schools for the treatment of children with physical disabilities; to advise parents/caregivers on home treatment and care; and to do related work as required.


The Medical Therapy Program involves the long-term treatment of children with physical disabilities under 21 years of age and, therefore, requires the therapist to continually adapt and change the therapeutic regimen to the maturational development of the client, as well as his/her progress. This requires knowledge of child development and growth, especially in children with physical disabilities and properly evaluate what progress in the child is due to growth and development and what is due to therapy.

Therapists in the Medical Therapy Program work under medical direction and receive supervision from a supervising therapist in terms of assignment, consultation and evaluation of work. They generally work in school settings and coordinate their activity with the school program.


These are minimum professional requirements for the position of Pediatric Physical Therapist:

Education:  Completion of an accredited curriculum in Physical Therapy.

Certification:   Eligibility for or possession of a valid certificate to practice as a Registered Physical Therapist in California.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Principles, methods, equipment and basic theory of physical rehabilitation involved in the modern practice of physical therapy, especially in the application of exercise and other modalities in pediatric therapy.
• Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, neural and other structures and the pathologies and injuries which result in physical impairment.
• Principles of psychology, especially as they relate to the physical therapy in a Medical Therapy program.
• Methods of testing and evaluating muscular and neural function.
• Child growth and development, especially in children with physical disabilities.

Ability to:

• Understand and follow physician's prescriptions and other technical instructions involved.
• Instruct and gain the confidence and cooperation of clients in the program, instill appropriate attitudes and effect mental adjustment, as well as physical rehabilitation.
• Keep accurate records and make meaningful reports.
• Instruct parents and other persons in the care and treatment of children.


 THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST of the following steps:

1.  A review of the candidates’ applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2.  A screening of applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified candidates. Those selected will move on to the final step in the examination process.

3.  Those candidates who have passed the Supplemental Questionnaire screening for the class will be placed on the eligible list based on an evaluation of education, training, and expertise.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this examination.  We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination steps.


Selection Plan


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.


For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,



Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Amanda Hui

Human Resource Technician



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