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Therapist Aide - Part-time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #1221-RH6300-TM


This examination is being given to fill a vacancy in the Therapy Services department in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish a referral pool to fill future part-time 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.


The incumbent in this position will support the delivery of care provided by all departments of Therapy Services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and audiology.  Our mission is to provide safe, effective rehabilitation to patients with a wide variety of impairments.  The incumbent  should enjoy working with both adults and children with various physical and developmental impairments.  Skills possessed should include: strong verbal communication, ability to  multi-task, time management and working well as a team and individually.  The work schedule will not involve weekend or evening hours.  A bilingual Spanish/English speaker is preferred.

Once hired, the incumbent will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check and will be registered by San Joaquin General Hospital as a Therapy Aide.

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 licensed and/or certified professional therapists in implementing therapeutic treatment activities for patients in specific therapies in accordance with the patients’ needs; helps to prepare patients for treatment; uses proper therapeutic techniques and safety precautions.

*Observes reactions of patients and reports any changes to licensed and/or certified therapists.

*Prepares and maintains treatment areas; maintains supplies; may make adjustments or minor repairs to equipment.

*Maintains accurate records, compiles information and prepares reports; may answer telephones or provide other types of departmental support.

*Attends staff meetings and in-service education classes.

*May transport patients to/from various other departments.

*May assist in conduction instructional or therapy classes for patients and/or family members in a therapeutic unit.



Experience One year of experience assisting occupational, physical, or speech therapists in the provision of rehabilitative services to patients with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities.  


Experience Six months of experience as a Nursing Assistant, Public Health Assistant or comparable class in San Joaquin County.


Experience Completion of twenty-four (24) semester units from an approved college or university with a minimum of twelve (12) units in biology, nursing, chemistry, or a related field.


Effective body mechanics; basic safety procedures; common physical and mental impairments and symptoms; basic anatomy and physiology; guest relations; basic record keeping principles.


Learn therapy procedures and equipment; communicate clearly; understand and carefully follow oral and written instructions of a technical and professional nature; explain technical procedures to others; elicit confidence of patients; maintain records and prepare written reports; assist and move patients; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain excellent customer relations; use good judgment; perform essential physical/mental requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation, including, but not limited to:  standing/sitting for long periods, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, and transferring heavy patients who may require maximum assistance.

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

Accomodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

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


Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

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.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

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.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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