Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers

About Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers


Job Category:



Human Services


United States

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Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Part Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Rehabilitation Assistant/Direct Care $11.00-$13.00/hour*

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers - Ypsilanti, Michigan

Posted: 10/26/2018

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers and its affiliates have successfully been treating individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries for more than 30 years. With more than 35 residential locations, five treatment centers, a NeuroRehab Campus® and two vocational centers, Rainbow offers services that span nearly every aspect of brain and spinal cord injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Our settings include adult, pediatric, and adolescent residential homes, specialized residential program, home- and community-based rehabilitation and outpatient services. Rainbow employees share a commitment to make a major difference in the quality of life of our clients. 

Rainbow's ability to deliver and achieve the greatest rehabilitation potential for our clients is dependent upon our employees. For this reason, Rainbow strives to ensure that we attract and retain the best talent, support our employees, and help create an environment that will enable them to fulfill their potential.

Rainbow sets the standard of excellence in the health care industry with employees who are dedicated to providing truly great care. 

The Rehabilitation Assistant plays an essential role in carrying out Rainbow’s mission to inspire the people we serve to realize their greatest potential.  Through their interactions and activities with adult and pediatric clients, the Rehabilitation Assistant assists Rainbow professional staff in administering therapeutic rehabilitation programs in the home and at the treatment center.  Therapeutic rehabilitation programs may include ambulation, swimming, physical exercises, leisure activities, occupational therapy, arts and crafts, recreational games and community outings.  The Rehabilitation Assistant is also responsible for providing care, support, comfort and safety to clients in a Rainbow residential home, residential facility or their own individual residence. Additional duties include: assisting with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene, showering, dressing, toileting, etc.; administering bedside care and performing health care related tasks such as monitoring vital signs and medication under the direction of the nursing staff; performing housekeeping duties such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes, running errands, personal shopping, planning and preparing meals; and using a motor vehicle to transport clients to and from locations outside the home such as appointments and outings.

 No experience is required - we will train you!  We are looking for compassionate individuals with a calling to care for and inspire others to realize their greatest potential.

*Starting rate is based on prior related experience, education and training.  We offer a great benefit package to full-time employees that include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, 401k with a company match, 9 paid holidays and up to 12 days of PTO (paid time off) in the first year of employment. 

Shifts may vary and you must be available to work a fair share of weekends and holidays.  Available shifts may include: 4 pm – midnight, Midnight – 8 am, and 8 am – 4 pm.

Positions available in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor geographical areas:

  • Full-time, 40 hours/week with opportunity for overtime
  • Part-time, 24 hours/week with opportunity to pick up additional shift 

Requirements include:

  • Have a High School Diploma, GED and/or proven ability to read and write
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Acceptable under the State of Michigan's Good Moral Statute

 Physical Requirements:

  •  Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds.
  • Ability to lift, transfer, rotate, push, pull and assist patients weighing up to 150 pounds who are partially or totally dependent for moving about and maneuvering a manual wheelchair.
  • Other physical requirements include stooping, bending, twisting, standing and walking throughout an 8-hour shift.
  • Must be able to execute physical restraint techniques, including bringing patient safely to the ground level.
  • Must be able to execute CPR and other emergency first aid procedures according to prescribed standards.

 License, Certification or Registration(s) Requirements:

  •  Michigan driver's license and acceptable driving record. Michigan Chauffeur's license must be obtained within 2 weeks of employment.
  • CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and First Aid – Adult and Pediatric Certification required or obtained within one week of employment (training provided at orientation).
  • Must be able to drive an automobile.

  Language/Writing/Communication Requirements:

  •  Ability to read, write and communicate effectively with co-workers and clients in an English-speaking environment.

  Other Requirements: Ability to -

  • Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
  • Reason and make judgments and decisions.
  • Work effectively and courteously under stressful circumstances.
  • Manage time well, set priorities, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse activities.
  • Deal effectively with inappropriate behaviors of clients, including hostility and aggression.
  • Recognize inappropriate or manipulative behavior in difficult or challenging situations.
  • Calmly and repetitively model appropriate behavior in difficult or challenging situations.
  • React to situations, i.e., rescue, preventing a client from hurting themselves.
  • Maintain regular and punctual work attendance.
  • Willing to work evenings/overnight, weekends, and holidays.


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