Bancroft

Rehabilitation Aide

Job Locations US-NJ-Plainsboro
Requisition ID
2021-9474
Category
Rehabilitation Therapy
Status
Full Time

Overview

About Bancroft:

For over 125 years, Bancroft has been making a difference in the lives of many. The organization is well known for helping people with disabilities achieve fulfilling lives while improving their function, activity and participation in society. Bancroft’s reputation for excellence is based on its commitment to providing a spectrum of individualized services, treating each person with respect and dignity, and providing services in an encouraging and supportive environment.

 

We are seeking a motivated employee for our Rehabilitation Aide opening in our Brain Injury pogram! This program provides community living and outpatient therapies for adults with acquired brain injuries. The day and outpatient center offers a range of therapeutic services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, counseling and vocational support. The community-living program provides a full range of life-skills instruction and support.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Assists rehabilitation therapists (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) with direct and indirect activities for persons served. Supports rehabilitation therapists by performing routine tasks (maintaining equipment, transporting clients, assisting in business aspects and providing physical assistance to therapists) relating to the care of persons served.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Helps to prepare and maintain the therapy environment and person served for their therapy under the supervision of a therapist.
  • Assists therapists in during therapeutic treatment sessions as directed  and supervised by the therapist.
  • Assists in clerical duties related to patient care, including filing, faxing and communicating with funding sources as directed by the therapist. 
  • Maintains all levels of supervision for assigned persons served at specific Program site as outlined in the IPP (Individual Program Plan), Annex A and/or program descriptions.  Follows established Bancroft policies and procedures, and maintains compliance with Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) regulations, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, DDD Supported Employment/Day Program (SE/DP) Manual standards (if applicable), Department of Labor (DOL) regulations (if applicable), Department of Human Services 1047 regulations (if applicable), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards, and applicable state/local/federal regulations at all times.
  • Complies with the IRP as detailed for assigned persons served; runs daily goals with each individual; instructs,  prompts, and/or assists each person in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence of each person within his/her ability limit while following standard interaction protocol or individual behavior plan.
  • Ensures Program site operates in accordance with the organization’s quality standards for safety, cleanliness, and comfort and state licensing and accreditation standards.
  • Aids in the resolution of problematic situations that may occur for persons served within a specific Program or job site.  Exercises appropriate judgment in addressing specific situations
  • Dependent upon specific Program requirements, follows medical guidelines to administer medication as scheduled or as needed to persons served in strict accordance with each IPP.  Maintains adequate medications inventory levels to ensure immediate availability of medications.
  • Completes paperwork in a professional manner and maintains all documentation as required (and as applicable for specific Program) and as determined by Program management for the Program site; (e.g., daily logs, monthly progress reports, daily goal reports, assessments, daily financial transactions, Medical Administration Records, behavioral data sheets, Critical Incident Reports, Parent/Guardian/Other contact form).
  • Maintains effective communications with assigned persons served, parents, guardians and other family members, healthcare personnel, own manager and coworkers across Programs and functions, neighbors, surrounding communities, etc.  Operates in accordance with the Confirmation of Understanding or Plan of Care for assigned persons served regarding Programs and treatment, healthcare, religious and sexual preferences (if applicable), ethnic and cultural support, recreational/socialization/vocational activities, physical fitness and healthy living, family visits and involvement, and disagreements and grievances.

Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required with additional education in a related field desirable.  Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or a related field preferred.  Related work experience desirable.

Special Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form required.  Basic math skills required. Effective interpersonal skills, a strong desire to work with neurologically-challenged individuals required, and the ability to implement crisis intervention techniques required.  Operative knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel spreadsheets preferred. Attainment of CPR, First Aid, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, and Medication certification within first 90 days of employment required.  Valid driver’s license required in incumbent’s legal name and current address with no provisional restrictions. Minimum 18 years of age required.

EEO Statement

Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential.  To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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