Pros: some reimbursment for mileage
Cons: not enough hours, hard to be full time. each case is temporary and few are long term
My position is per diem. A typical day would consist of me driving to the patients home and implementing the type of therapy needed that I get trained for before hand by shadowing other therapists. I have worked with Physical, Occupational, Speech therapists, and other rehab specialists thus far. I have learned different intervention plans to help each individual such as physical exercises, cognitive exercises, and how to facilitate basic tasks around there home. The co-workers I have met are very nice and are hard working individuals. The hardest part of the job is probably making sure the patient is advancing within time, however for this I have a monthly supervisory visit by a Therapist or a clinician to make sure I am doing things appropriately with the client and that things are going smoothly. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see the improvements of the patient and seeing how they evolve positvely within good time.