The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Stockton is within the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) located at Austin and Arch Road, one mile east of Highway 99. The facility has 1,722 medical and mental health beds. The DSH – Stockton has 514 beds: 432 Intermediate and 82 Acute in 9 buildings with 17 treatment units. The CHCF, including the DSH – Stockton beds, is licensed as a Correctional Treatment Center, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 12. The DSH – Stockton will be accredited by the Joint Commission as a Behavioral Healthcare service. Admissions began on July 22, 2013 and reach full census by Summer of 2014. DSH – Stockton has over 800 clinical and administrative positions.
The California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Department of State Hospitals have partnered in a unique relationship to re-define the delivery of health care services in the correctional setting. The CHCF will provide the DSH – Stockton the ability to deliver clinical excellence in the care and treatment of mentally ill patients in an environment designed for the provision of health care while maintaining a safe and secure workplace for patients and staff. Patient care is the DSH – Stockton’s mission, Caring Today for a Safe and Healthy Tomorrow.
In addition to the information as described in the California Department of Human Resources specifications for this classification, Rehabilitation Therapists - Art apply therapeutic habilitation-rehabilitation knowledge, skill enhancement activities, and techniques to the problems of developmental, mental or physical disordered offenders or individuals with a major mental disorder. Under the general supervision of the Program Director – Chief Rehabilitation Therapy and the direct supervision of the Supervising Rehabilitation Therapist, the Rehabilitation Therapist – Art performs duties within the scope of their discipline and training, consistent with the rehabilitation therapy services manual, and the overall goals and objectives of the Department of State Hospitals – Stockton intermediate and acute inpatient treatment facility.
Regular and consistent attendance is critical to the successful performance of this position due to the heavy workload and time sensitive nature of the work. The incumbent routinely works with and is exposed to sensitive and confidential issues and/or materials and is expected to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Pre-employment physical, including TB test, Live Scan, and Supplemental Application clearance may be required prior to appointment.
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All interested applicants must submit an application to be considered for this position. You must indicate the working title and position number you are applying for and how you qualify (list appointment, transfer, etc.) in the Explanations section on your application or your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.