A toddler, 2 ½ years old. Diagnosed with an eye problem and the recommended treatment wasn’t covered by insurance. Weekly treatments cost $45… and with holidays around the corner, his parents could afford treatments or presents, not both.
The child’s mother, Kim Jones, trained as a Physical Therapist but presently a stay-at-home mom, knew that when she worked as a department director, there was a need for local temporary staffing help. She placed a few phone calls to local out-patient clinics inquiring if they ever needed an extra hand with patient care. The following week Kim was treating patients in a clinic. She went from homemaker to corporate president in 3 days.
6 weeks later with more requests than she alone could handle, Kim and her husband Mike decided to see if other professionals would be interested in per diem work. 4 months later, 6 PTs were working for P.T. Abilities, the company’s original name. The name combined Kim’s profession along with our first motto, “to say yes to the possibilities”.
Our original PTs created a reputation for delivering excellent patient care, something we still enjoy today. OTs , SLPs and RCPs soon joined us so we changed our name to accurately reflect all the professions we serve.
Through the years RehabAbilities has created several firsts:
- the first registry to actively promote the per diem staffing of Therapy Assistants
- the first registry to offer comprehensive benefits, including Paid Time Off
- the first rehabilitation registry in California to be certified by The Joint Commission
In 2005, we created Social Service Professionals, extending our reputation for providing outstanding and dedicated personnel to a new population of clients. Later that year, Social Service Professionals became the first Social Work staffing company in California to be certified by The Joint Commission.
We look forward to the chapter you will add to our story!
Our goal is to be a resource to develop your career. Many colleagues return to Social Service Professionals as their lifestyle and needs change. We offer a variety of career opportunities!
Whether you want:
- extra cash through per diem work
- the flexibility to balance work with life
- help finding a new position
The RehabAbilities Family of Healthcare Staffing Companies has something to offer you!
What happened to that little boy? Now married, he and his wife work with Mom and Dad at the office.