How Do I Begin?
How do I start my traveling therapy job?
Just follow these steps to guarantee that your travel therapy career gets off to the best start...
Fill out a job application
TravelRehab.com has provided you with the ability to apply to a handful of the most respected and well-known companies in the industry directly from this site. You'll save time and still get connected with the industry leaders. By completing the job application, you won't be obligated to travel, but you will be opening the door to many options and rewarding opportunities. Confidentiality will be maintained until you allow us to release your information.
Choose the travel therapy company you want to work with
The most important beginning step is choosing the best company for you. It's vital to do your research so you can be certain that you find the job that compliments your preferences and offers what you're looking for. The following are some tips that you should keep in mind when shopping for a traveling therapy job:
Speak to your friends, co-workers, and colleagues who are traveling therapists, or who have traveled in the past. Find out who they traveled with. Ask for recommendations.
Seek out a company that knows the traveling therapy industry... one that has years of experience. The established companies have the largest variety of assignments because healthcare facilities turn to them most frequently with their staffing needs.
Only work with a company that pays attention to your needs, matching your assignments to your professional and personal goals. You should never be forced or talked into taking a job assignment that you're not interested in.
The best companies offer perks that help you grow as a professional rehab therapist. Ask your recruiter about their job benefits such as free continuing education, loyalty programs, and 24-hour support.
Speak to your recruiter about your job preferences
Once your job application is reviewed and processed by the company of your choice, you'll be matched up with a personal recruiter. Speak openly about what you want to do. You'll work together as a team to find the assignments that best match with your career goals, preferences, and skills as a therapist.
Choose your assignment
You'll team up with your job recruiter and narrow your search to a select number of facilities. Your recruiter will help you evaluate the advantages of each assignment, evaluate pay, and review the facilities' requirements so you can decide which one is best for you.
Conduct a telephone interview with the facility of your choice
Once you've decided on an assignment, your recruiter will coordinate for you to speak with the hiring manager at the facility. This will generally be the rehabilitation director. During the interview, you'll discuss your experience and skills and the facility specific information. Your recruiter can help you prepare for the interview by giving you tips to help you land the traveling therapy job.
Job offer and accepting the assignment
Once you're offered the assignment, your travel company will help you with the documentation requirements of the facility. A housing specialist will make arrangements for your housing and utilities. You'll also deal directly with your job recruiter to confirm that your travel details, such as directions to temporary address and facility are precisely detailed for you.