Rehab Aide? - page 2

I recently completed my CNA class and just got offered a position as a rehab aide. I'm very interested in this b/c I think I eventually want to go back to school for OT or PT, so I think that this... Read More

  1. by   Mindy38
    Thank you! And yes, I am excited about the next journey in my life:-) And I am sure you are as well!!
  2. by   Floridadreamer
    Hi There! Just read your post - could you tell me what part of the country you are in? How did you get the job? I am a CNA in Florida and have been thinking of my next step. Rehab Aide is what I want to do but don't know how to get the position. What experience did you have when you applied? So many questions! I have been a CNA for 8 months and work with a private client through a home health agency. LOVE my job! But would like to move on! Thanks so much! Any information will help! I was in the business world before I became a CNA...
  3. by   misswillow

    I'm in the northeast. I found the job just by looking searching "rehab aide" jobs on, and I applied online. I didn't have any related experience (and just finished a CNA class, so no CNA experience either), but I expressed my interest in PT and OT in my cover letter. I also explained that I was transitioning to healthcare from the legal field and was planning on going back to school next year. I got a call right away for this position, but I had applied to several other similar positions and received no response. So sometimes it's just luck, I guess.

    In addition to rehab aide, you may also want to do searches for "physical therapy aide" and "occupational therapy aide" and just "therapy aide." Good luck!
  4. by   Mindy38
    Hi, I would also suggest contacting some rehab companies like genesis for instance. I had a recent interview for a restorative aide job, but was not selected. Or you could also call around to Skilled nursing facilities and ask to speak to the therapy area and see if they have a need? Especially since you already have experience as a CNA that is a real plus. I am currently volunteering at a SNF in the therapy area and I really love it so far. I am hoping when they expand the gym in a year they will hire me on. I basically transport the pateints to and from therapy and today I did get to do a few exercises with a few residents:-) Best of luck to you!
  5. by   Floridadreamer
    Thanks so much everyone! I have decided what I really want to do...Volunteering seems to be the way to get and "in" besides getting a job in one of the facilities?
  6. by   Mindy38
    Good luck Floridadreamer, let us know how it goes:-)
  7. by   Floridadreamer
    Thanks so much to everyone on this thread! I hope that this works out...still trying to figure my future. Love the home health - so rewarding and love the giving back! Will follow the advice - and start moving in the rehab direction...again, thanks sooo very much. Start making my network and contacts!
  8. by   Mindy38
    You are so welcome Let us know how it goes. I wish you the best of luck.
  9. by   10ACGIRL
    Quote from misswillow
    I recently completed my CNA class and just got offered a position as a rehab aide. I'm very interested in this b/c I think I eventually want to go back to school for OT or PT, so I think that this would be good experience. Has anyone here worked as a rehab aide? I also have a job offer for a CNA position in a SNF...I think I'd prefer the rehab aide job, but would like to see if anyone has any experience in it. Thanks!
    I worked as a Rehab Nurse Tech in Macon, Georgia @ a REhab Hospital. It was thought to believe that I hurt my back when later it was found that my gallbladder was im bad need of being taken out. I have informed that same hospital of the truth since t hen but they will not hire me back. After I came off of light clerical duty from a temp transfer of what no is not the caes, they fired me!!!! I have applied for that position again and applied at the hospital that I was on light clerical duty with. I an not eligable for re-hire at either place! That is discrimination and do Ineed to contact the board of labor with the secretary of labor in Washington,dc?