At Brooks Rehabilitation, we do more than change patients’ lives – we make a difference with local community programs, too. These programs are unlike any other in the country. Each program helps to promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all attendees.
Our programs are inexpensive – sometimes free – for those who participate, thanks to our volunteers, our partners, and supporters. Our programs are varied, and we are always looking for new qualified professionals to join our team.
Community Programs at Brooks Rehabilitation
Located in both Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, this program gives people who live with disabilities the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote fitness. Those activities include individual and team sports, as well as coaching.
At our aphasia center in Jacksonville, patients who suffer from this language impairment receive help through two programs: our community track and a six-week intensive therapy program. We help people with aphasia and their families learn to navigate life with confidence.
The only program of its kind in Florida – our clubhouse helps patients with brain injuries as they move from medical rehabilitation settings back into daily life. Patients can receive lifetime access to the activities here and also work at the clubhouse to get used to working again after a brain injury.
At our Clinical Research Center, patients and professionals are invited to participate in studies that are aimed at improving lives. We proudly partner with the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions on this program.
Our Motion Analysis Center (MAC) offers clinical exams combined with new technology and biomechanical analysis. Physical therapists and engineers develop new ways to help patients with walking and other movement impairments. The MAC also works with athletes to help prevent injuries and help them get back into sports after sustaining an injury.
Our Neuro Recovery Centers in Jacksonville and Orange Park are designed to help those with disabilities exercise and work on improving movement. The centers offer aquatic therapy, physical therapy, personal training, and more. Members can access the center’s specialized equipment six days a week.
In our Pediatric Recreation Program, children from birth to 17 years of age with disabilities are invited to join helpful classes, fun activities, and unique special events. We offer activities throughout the day that cater to children’s and families’ schedules. All of our sports and activities are free for attendees.
Through our School Re-entry Program, we help children transition back into a regular learning environment after they’ve suffered an injury or illness. We communicate with their school districts to minimize the loss of educational time and can offer referrals for ESEs, IEPs, and 504 plans. We can attend family conferences and even meet with classmates and teachers to help prepare them for a child returning to school.
Our Adaptive Community Wellness programs are offered at various local Florida YMCAs. We work with stroke and brain injury patients, as well as those who are fighting diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. These programs help patients who have completed formal physical therapy to continue working on safe exercise techniques that improve their overall health.
Benefits of working in Brooks Community Programs
No matter which program you become a part of, we can say without a doubt that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your career. You’ll get to make a difference in the lives of patients who couldn’t otherwise afford or seek out treatment.
Often, patients will receive treatment during their hospital stay—but then return home and stop treatment, or stop doing physical activities. This can contribute to a downward trend in their health, and that’s one reason the community programs began.
Each center offers a caring, welcoming culture for both patients and employees alike. We encourage employees to come up with new ideas for our programs as well. Every other year, our staff submits new ideas for new programs so that we can continue to improve patient wellness in the Jacksonville and Daytona Beach communities.
Our roles and disciplines
Our community programs offer a lot to their participants, so the roles and skill sets needed to make them happen are diverse. From front desk staff to physical therapists to engineers, we need qualified, compassionate people who will provide our patients with an excellent level of care. Types of roles we have at our community programs include:
Work directly with patients who live with disabilities or suffered from an injury to design a program that helps them improve their quality of life and range of motion.
Help patients as they learn to do everyday activities like get dressed or put on a leg brace.
Assist patients with speaking, swallowing, reading, and more.
Adaptive sports manager
Coordinate activities and hire staff for the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Center.
Pediatric recreation program manager
Foster a sense of community and family involvement as you plan sports and recreational activities for children.
Create a nursing plan to care for each patient and ensure that everyone involved follows that plan.
Licensed practical nurse
Work with a registered nurse to follow high standards of patient care.
At Brooks Rehabilitation, we offer our patients the benefits of exemplary care and treatment—so it only makes sense that we offer our employees excellent benefits, too. Our benefits include:
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Life insurance
- Prescription drug insurance
- Vision insurance
- Short and long-term disability
- Employee assistance program
- Retirement plan (and we match, too!)
- Paid time off
- Education and professional development assistance
- Health savings and flexible spending account
Search open positions at Brooks Community Programs
Want to join us at one of our community programs? If you’re ready to make a difference in someone’s life using your rehabilitation experience, we’d love to hear from you.
Check out our available job listings here. If you’re qualified, we’ll contact you to chat and learn more about you. If you don’t see an opening that works for you, consider submitting your resume anyway through our Quick Apply. We look forward to having you here with us at Brooks Rehabilitation’s community programs!