COTA (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – June 16, 2016
Excellent travel company, great communication. 13 week assignments to treat patients per OTR plan of care. Opportunity to work in a variety of settings to determine best fit, or experience new population.
Top salary, opportunity to work at various settings
Long travel hours, uncertainty of next position start date due to nature of travel therapy.
Contractual employee (Former Employee) – ex employee – January 9, 2014
I loved working with my students on my contract at the special education school but as the school year ended my anxiety rose and rose. Then the year was over and I was out of a job and my benefits were terminated. I slipped at home and broke my leg and was unemployable for the next 6 months. I received no help whatsoever in obtaining a next contract when I was able to resume working.
Speech-Languag Pathologist (Current Employee) – May 24, 2011
I have completed multiple contracts as a therapist for Jackson Therapy Partners. The benefits and salary are top notch. My recruiter is fabulous! I consider myself a Jackson employee. When I am finishing a contract, I automatically go to Jackson for my next contract. I no longer "shop around!" My recruiter listens to what I want and makes traveling therapy a great work experience!
Speech Language Pathologist (Former Employee) – Corsicana, TX – February 11, 2016
My recruiter was always available and ready and willing to help me, I had a good overall experience with them. Even after I lost my job through no fault of my own they were able to get me another position asap, arrange the apartment, and all the details. The only thing is, is that they are kind of pushy. They'll call multiple times when they need something treating you like a child that needs reminding every 5 minutes. I hated that part. But they are a good company overall. No problems with my paycheck or anything else, besides the incessant phone calls to get information from me before my hire date.
I really like the fact that they didn't do business with Relaint, which is a terrible company, not just in my opinion, but all co workers I've ever spoken to. They required such a high productivity level that is was not accomplishable, unless you did not use the bathroom and could be tele-ported to the rooms without walking to them.This is how bad Reliant is. The fact they didn't do business with them was a big plus for me.
I am from MA, I had a 16-week contract work at a facility in OH. One week into the contract the facility tells me they have hired a permanent OTR and I have three more weeks before the new OTR started which means I would have to leave. The recruiter I was working with stated that he had no idea that they were looking for a permanent OTR. I spoke to several other agencies, they stated they must have mentioned it to my agency because they had to have been in the process of interviewing when they hired me as a contract employee. Since I knew I was going to be in the area for 4 months I signed a 4-months lease, My recruiter still haven't found another contract work and now I'm actively searching on my own to see if I can find at least a PRN position until my lease is up. I would not recommend anyone to sign a contract with Jackson Therapy Partners.
The facilities I work at are not always the same setting.
LPTA (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – December 6, 2013
I enjoy working at different settings, it helps keep me in the know of new or different techniques. During a typical day I clock in, print out my schedule, and start work. I may need to question it, so I seek out the DOR or PT. Most of the management has been okay, but some have been distant or hard to pin down after the initial orientation. My co-workers have been nice to me and helpful when I'm uncertain what I need to do or the best way to handle a situation if I don't know all the channels. The hardest part of a travel job is getting to know the people I work with and their personalities, to blend in the best and not having family or my friends around after work. The most enjoyable part is getting the chance to learn new techniques or machinery from someone who specializes in it.
Meals are sometimes furnished or available at a low cost, the areas I stay at can be entertaining, and the pay scale is good.
Contract work is lonely at times, someone is needed to watch your house, and I sometimes feel travelers don't connect well if they haven't a specialty.
Excellent place to work. I liked the variety of assignments in healthcare in Michigan and Pennsylvania. My husband is a History teacher and loved going to Gettysburg with me on an assignment. The hardest part of the job was maintaining 85-90% productivity when the facility did not have many patients, especially speech.I'm considered a "people person" by my supervisors and colleagues. It was nice to have a change of venue for the summer months.
many locations and jobs in healthcare settings
would like a variety school positions and healthcare
I never feel without communication or support. You certainly must be able to "hit the ground running" during assignments, however it is a great learning experience. I actually run into coworkers in the field from JTP, as the company is huge. The hardest part of the job for me is the not knowing if I will have a next assignment, as I am fulltime with this company. I love meeting new people and seeing new places. This company allows me to meet people I never would have otherwise met.