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Rehab Therapist Assistant

Date Posted:  Jun 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  371882

West Lafayette, IN, US

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Veterans' Home:
The Indiana Veterans' Home is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Originally created to care for veterans of the Civil War, the Indiana Veterans’ Home welcomed its first resident in 1896. Located on 250+ acres in West Lafayette, IVH is a full-service care facility offering a complete array of services for residents. 

The mission of the Indiana Veterans' Home is to honor Indiana's veterans and their spouses by providing the highest level of care in a therapeutic home-like environment, enhancing health, and yielding optimal quality of life. To do this and meet the unique needs of these heroes and their families, we deliver compassionate and comprehensive skilled care while integrating arts and cultural programming and preserving the rich history of the Home.

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $13.21 per hour but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant, you will be responsible for implementing patient treatment plans and monitor progress within a state facility.  In this position, you will accompany and look after patients on therapeutic outings.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Direct, instruct, and supervise patients in specialized activities. 
  • Advise and reinforce patients on acceptable social behavior employing behavior modification or other techniques. 
  • Plan, schedule, execute activities for therapeutic field trips. 
  • Observe and document patient progress, attendance, behavior, and outcomes for the individual patients and make recommendations regarding changes in activities. 
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of facilities and ordering of supplies and equipment making minor repairs on special equipment. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Specialized knowledge of standard techniques and methods of providing rehabilitation. 
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies related to rehabilitation therapy. 
  • Working knowledge of, and proper use of, special equipment or materials utilized in rehabilitation therapy. 
  • Working knowledge of sociology and psychology as they relate to assessing rehabilitation needs of patients. 
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to implement, behavior modification techniques to complement rehabilitation therapy programs. 
  • Ability to stimulate patient’s interests in specialized activities. 
  • Ability to assess patient’s progress and needs, changing instructional methods. 
  • Effective communication skills. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program of $5,250.00 per year;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;

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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette