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Become A Rehabilitation Assistant

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Working As A Rehabilitation Assistant

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Stressful

  • $44,741

    Average Salary

What Does A Rehabilitation Assistant Do At Easter Seals

* Instruct clients in community based activities focusing on community reintegration.
* Instruct individual clients and small groups in the performance of specific skills.
* Prepare clients for treatment and apply treatment modalities or assist clients with established treatment programs as directed by supervising therapist.
* Assist clients with personal care issues such as toileting and/or feeding.
* Provide exceptional customer services, both internally and externally.
* Typical work hours are Monday through Friday with hours scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (37
* hrs weekly).
* Support Service
* Assist with supervision of classroom activities.
* Maintain schedule of various rehabilitation therapy appointments for clients participating in the program.
* Assist with clinic and classroom set-up.
* Assist with ensuring that classroom and clinic areas are clean and safe.
* Assist with lunchtime activities, including picking up program items as needed (using program vehicle).
* Provide documentation of client attendance, lunch, and transportation schedule to Program Director.
* Provide documentation of treatments on a daily basis and forward to supervising therapist for signature

What Does A Rehabilitation Assistant Do At Idaho Division of Human Resources

* Establish relationships with clients; schedule and coordinate services for them.
* Review Vocational Rehabilitation’s mission and function with potential clients and discuss eligibility requirements.
* Review relevant medical, educational, and vocational information used in determining eligibility for services.
* Conduct interviews with applicants for services to assist in determining eligibility.
* Attend and participate in team meetings with the counselor, and assist with caseload management activities.
* Contact employers to inquire and follow up on job openings and placements for clients while monitoring client progress in job placements and throughout the rehabilitation process.
* Office Support/Administrative:
* Provide office support such as composing correspondence, creating, reviewing, and processing documents, and maintaining records.
* Greet visitors and direct them to the appropriate staff, or take their calls and provide whatever assistance is appropriate.
* Receive, sort, and open mail.
* Provide routine information to applicants and clients concerning procedures, rules and regulations of the agency.
* Create and manage authorizations for services and enter payments.
* Schedule and coordinate meetings as required, and perform basic office management duties

What Does A Rehabilitation Assistant Do At Easter Seals

* Direct Service
* Serve as a member of the Aquatic Services rehabilitation team.
* Conduct individual orientation to new pool clients.
* Instruct pool clients and aquatic exercise and therapy classes in the pool and on the deck.
* Implement therapeutic pool programs.
* Provide individual instruction for pool clients, and family members as needed.
* Provide safe and clean aquatic facilities
* Provide emergency procedures, first aid and CPR as needed.
* Provide clients with written and verbal notices of pool regulations and safety procedures as needed.
* Provide input to supervisor to develop and plan aquatic schedules, exercise classes, and new programs
* Pool/Equipment Maintenance
* Maintain pool chemicals and water temperature at required levels by testing and recording data four (4) times per day, making adjustments as necessary
* Clean shower rooms, floors, washbasins and toilets as necessary.
* Scrub railings and pool tiles as necessary.
* Sweep and hose down the pool deck as necessary.
* Place covers on pool to maintain temperature on a daily basis.
* Maintain office area, showers, dressing rooms and equipment in a clean, organized and orderly manner.
* Conduct back-washing procedures as necessary.
* Report all maintenance needs to supervisor.
* Assist in maintaining inventory of chemicals and maintenance supplies; appraise supervisor of shortages in a timely manner.
* Documentation:
* Maintain accurate attendance records on a daily basis.
* Report evidence of contagious conditions to Aquatic Services Supervisor.
* Maintain client records filed in the pool office.
* Seek input from pool clients by telephone, surveys, and/or personal contact as directed

What Does A Rehabilitation Assistant Do At Easter Seals

* Direct Services
* Work with individual clients to assist with specific tasks and skills.
* Create curriculum for client specific activities (i.e., cooking, volunteering, etc. that support independence.
* Instruct clients in community based activities focusing on community reintegration.
* Instruct individual clients and small groups in the performance of specific skills.
* Prepare clients for treatment and apply treatment modalities or assist clients with established treatment programs as directed by supervising therapist.
* Assist clients with personal care issues such as toileting and/or feeding.
* Perform additional assignments and services as determined appropriate by the Program Director.
* Provide exceptional customer services, both internally and externally.
* Typical work hours are Monday through Friday with hours scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
* This position pays $13
* an hour and includes full medical benefits on the first of the month following 30 days employment.
* Plus vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, 403(b) retirement plan, Flex Spending options and more

What Does A Rehabilitation Assistant Do At Easter Seals

* Open, close & respond to severe weather procedures of Therapeutic Equestrian Center
* Assist in the educational and social development of students by leading a variety of individual and group barn activities according to student’s functional level under the direction and guidance of the Barn Manager.
* Follow the guidelines established for the care, grooming, and maintenance of the horses, goats, pigs, rabbit and cats thereby providing an optimal environment for their participation in riding sessions.
* Clean stalls/crates/cages, add shavings, clean water and feed buckets, sweep aisle, and dump muck buckets.
* Clean and maintain tack.
* Monitor volunteers and students during assigned periods within the barn environments (e.g. barn activity areas, indoor, rest rooms, hallways, special events, transportation and other area parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment

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How To Become A Rehabilitation Assistant

Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.

Education

Although a high school diploma is typically required, some employers prefer to hire workers who have relevant work experience or education beyond high school. A certificate or an associate’s degree in a subject such as human services, gerontology (working with older adults), or social or behavioral science is common for workers entering this occupation.

Human service degree programs train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crisis. Many programs include fieldwork to give students hands-on experience.

The level of education that social and human service assistants have completed often determines the responsibilities they are given. Those with a high school diploma are likely to do lower level work, such as helping clients fill out paperwork. Assistants with some college education may coordinate program activities or manage a group home.

Although postsecondary education is important, some employers may prefer or allow for applicants who have related work experience. In some cases, candidates may substitute such experience in place of postsecondary education. 

Training

Many social and human service assistants, particularly those without any postsecondary education, undergo a period of on-the-job training. Because such workers often are dealing with multiple clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, on-the-job training in case management helps prepare them to respond appropriately to the different needs and situations of their clients.

Advancement

For social and human service assistants, additional education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Social and human service assistants talk with clients about the challenges in their lives and assist them in getting help. These workers must be able to listen to their clients and to communicate the clients’ needs to organizations that can help them.

Compassion. Social and human service assistants often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Social and human service assistants must make their clients feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues. Assistants also need to build relationships with other service providers to become familiar with all of the resources that are available in their communities.

Organizational skills. Social and human service assistants often must complete lots of paperwork and work with many different clients. They must be organized in order to ensure that the paperwork is filed properly and that clients are getting the help they need.

Problem-solving skills. Social and human service assistants help clients find solutions to their problems. They must be able to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer practical solutions.

Time-management skills. Social and human service assistants often work with many clients. They must manage their time effectively to ensure that their clients are getting the attention they need.

Some employers require a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver’s license.

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Rehabilitation Assistant Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    74.0%
  • Male

    24.3%
  • Unknown

    1.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    80.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.5%
  • Asian

    7.2%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    1.1%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    56.8%
  • French

    9.1%
  • German

    4.5%
  • Tagalog

    4.5%
  • Korean

    4.5%
  • Swahili

    2.3%
  • Braille

    2.3%
  • Albanian

    2.3%
  • Carrier

    2.3%
  • Cheyenne

    2.3%
  • Hebrew

    2.3%
  • Mandarin

    2.3%
  • Polish

    2.3%
  • Wolof

    2.3%
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Top Skills for A Rehabilitation Assistant

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Top Rehabilitation Assistant Skills

  1. Physical Therapy
  2. Daily Living Skills
  3. Occupational Therapy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Administer prescribed medications, monitor vital signs and assist with physical therapy.
  • Assisted clients with some daily living skills, accessing the community, and maintained a safe environment for each client.
  • Assisted in Physical therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy.
  • Integrated collected data into quarterly performance presentations reflecting quality of patient care against established metrics.
  • Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.

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