This examination is being given to fill one part-time vacancy in the Behavioral Health Services Division and to establish a referral list to fill future vacancies.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail.
The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
Assists a Rehabilitation Therapist or Occupational Therapist in planning, implementing and conducting various therapeutic group activities for clients in a specific therapeutic modality.
Conducts Mental Health sponsored groups and activities at Mental Health Services or at programs in the community.
Interacts with clients within a therapeutic milieu and relates pertinent information and observations to professional therapists, clinical, and medical staff.
Attends staff meetings and in-service education classes; assists peers in orientation of new employees in departmental objectives, policies and procedures.
Maintains accurate records and prepares reports; maintains supplies in assigned work area.
May work with volunteers in conducting special recreational programs.
May transport clients to and from various programs; may transport equipment and supplies.
Experience: One year assisting in rehabilitative/recreational activities in a mental health setting.
Education: Completion of twenty-four (24) semester units from an accredited college or university, of which a minimum of twelve (12) units must have been in recreation, music, dance, art, occupational therapy or a related field.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver's license and ability to obtain a Class "B" driver's license if required by nature of assignment.
Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.
Basic principles of the physical and physiological problems of the mentally and physically handicapped; basic principles of mental, emotional, developmental and psychological disorders; basic record keeping practice.
Learn therapy procedures and equipment; communicate clearly; understand and carefully follow oral written instructions of a professional nature; explain rehabilitation therapy expectations to clients, patients or others in clearly understandable terms; elicit confidence of patients; establish and maintain therapeutic, trusting and professional relationships with patients, clients, and others; maintain accurate records; prepare reports; effectively work in unsupervised settings; perform essential physical and mental requirements, long periods, running, stooping, lift or move heavy patients; coping with occasional emergency situations, trauma, grief, and/or death.
Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.
Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.
Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations.
Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.
Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.
Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.
Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY
By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370
For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).
San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.
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