Rehabilitation Therapist II (#RH6602)
$29.23-$35.53 Hourly / $5,066.04-$6,157.80 Monthly / $60,792.48-$73,893.64 Yearly


Under direction, administers a program of recreation and/or music therapy for the rehabilitation of patients; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the supervisory level class in the Rehabilitation Therapist series. An incumbent of this class supervises rehabilitation programs for physically, emotionally, and mentally disabled patients.


  • Plans, assigns, supervises, coordinates, and participates in recreation and/or music therapy treatment programs; assesses patients' needs to determine extent of treatment required; evaluates patient response and progress; supervises and participates in charting clinical notes and records.
  • Coordinates activities with members of a treatment team to reinforce other treatment modalities; plans treatment goals with the therapeutic team; confers with medical staff and other therapeutic team members regarding patient progress.
  • Teaches patients self-care activities; encourages socially acceptable behavior.
  • Supervises and coordinates work of volunteers; develops training programs in physical and psychological objectives of rehabilitative therapy; instructs subordinates in carrying out treatment programs.
  • Cooperates with other organizations in planning programs and activities for patients.
  • Requisitions supplies; maintains records; prepares reports.
  • May plan, conduct and assist in inservice training programs for treatment staff.


Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major coursework in recreation or music therapy; or graduation from a recreation or music therapy program which is approved by the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association.

Experience: Two years as a professional therapist in Music or Recreational Therapy.


Principles and practices of supervision; principles, methods, materials and equipment used in rehabilitation therapy programs; theory and practices of rehabilitation of mentally and physically handicapped persons; physical and psychological problems of the handicapped; basic pathology of diseases and injuries resulting in handicaps; modern development, current literature and sources of information in the fields of rehabilitative therapy; characteristics of mental, emotional and developmental disorders.


Teach objectives, principles and techniques of therapeutic disciplines; analyze the needs, abilities, and progress of patients; assign, plan and lay out projects to fit particular needs of various types of patients, explain and interpret therapy goals; coordinate and provide leadership in rehabilitation therapy activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents; their families and others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH6602; EST: 11/18/1981;