Therapy Aide - Per Diem

Job ID
Experience (Years)
Healthcare Support - Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant or Aide
Street Address
201 Pleasant Hill Road
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - Welkind (Chester)
Position Type
Per Diem


Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Select Medical

Chester, NJ



Per Diem



Therapy Aide


Pay rate $16 - Shift Hours: As needed, weekend and  holiday days


Benefits of being a Therapy Aide with us:

  • Working with a great therapy team
  • Impact on patient care and their quality of life
  • Ability to grow and learn new skills
  • Competitive rates 
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation and advancement opportunities


Position Summary


Assists therapy staff with identification and transportation needs for patient care in the rehab treatment areas and with the coordination of care between rehab and nursing floors.


Specific Duties


  • Performs patient related tasks assigned by therapist
  • Lifts patients to/from mats, treatment and tilt tables, wheelchairs and other equipment appropriate to the facility/department.
  • Assists patients with transfer activities to all surfaces.
  • Assists patients in donning/doffing all appliances specific to the facility/department.
  • Positions patients in parallel bars and prepares patients for standing with appropriate orthotic/prosthetic devices and equipment.
  • Transports patients to/from therapy as needed.
  • Assists therapist with other patient related treatment activities as appropriate and providing equipment.
  • Assist with patient related activities including equipment set-up and patient positioning in preparation for therapy session as outlined in the State Practice 




  1. Minimum Qualifications

    • High school graduate or equivalent required

    Preferred Experience

    • One or more years of hospital experience as therapy aide preferred
    • Six months of general maintenance experience and use of hand/power tools preferred


Additional Data

Select Medical is an organization that is passionate about safety for our patients and our team members. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Division conducts post-offer employment testing (POET) for a number of job titles including, but not limited to:


  • Therapy Aide / Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
  • Environmental Services
  • Food and Nutrition Services



POETS are completed as part of the onboarding process- to be completed before an employee’s first day of work.


Select Medical is an equal opportunity employer committed to dealing with employees in a nondiscriminatory manner and based on job-related qualifications and abilities. The Company will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, age (40 and over), marital status, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational qualification) or any other protected status.

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