Hot Job: School-Based SLP – Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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We have a need for a full-time contract SLP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the 2016-2017 school year.  Your caseload would range from PreK-12.  Typical needs include articulation, phonology, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic communication related to autism, fluency and assistive technology for communication.

*  Therapist will work with kids from preschool to 12th grade.
*  Caseloads are kept around 50, 10 lower than state requirement.
*  Therapist will treat children with a broad range of diagnoses.
*  We are able to consider CFY candidates and supervision is available.
*  This position is for the full 2016-2017 school year.

CFY-SLP candidates are welcome to apply. Must have school experience from their fieldwork.

Qualifications: Must hold appropriate Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders, or Speech Language Pathology; and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

PediaStaff, Inc. offers flexible staffing solutions for pediatric and educational based settings.   Our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility.  Additional benefits for full-time contractors include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K with matching employer contributions, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.

PediaStaff, Inc. provides 24/7-telephone support during your contract assignment – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us.  In addition, we provide Clinical Resource Therapists to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Resource Therapists are experienced clinicians who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed.  Respond now and learn how YOU can join our team!   Your privacy and confidentiality are always assured, and new graduates are encouraged to apply.

Call to Apply at 866-733-4278 or Apply Through this Link


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School Nurse Corner: Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika

[Source:  NPR.org]

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Students returned to school on Monday in Miami amid a new concern: the threat of Zika. Nine schools in Miami-Dade County are in or near a zone where nearly a month ago health officials confirmed that mosquitoes are spreading the virus.

One of them, Jose de Diego Middle School, is in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, an area known for its restaurants, cafes and street art. It’s also home to middle-class and low-income families, many newly arrived from Venezuela, Cuba and Haiti.

Over the weekend, school officials distributed cans of mosquito repellent to parents and made long-sleeved shirts and pants available to students. For the past month, the county has conducted intensive spraying and outreach. While health officials are optimistic about their efforts to control mosquitoes in this neighborhood, on Friday they said that Zika has now spread to another neighborhood several miles away, on Miami Beach.

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Hot Job! Licensed Social Worker – Rockford, IL

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PediaStaff is seeking a Licensed Social Worker to work with a therapeutic day school with children on the spectrum. This position is full time or 32.5 hours per week with a caseload of approximately 25-30 students.  This school is located in the Rockford, IL area, and the position is for the upcoming SY 2016/2017.  They are looking to hire someone as soon as possible.  Please call or email for more information.

* Master’s in Social Work
* Must have a valid type 73 (or be able to obtain upon hire)
* Some experience in school social work preferred

PediaStaff, Inc. offers flexible staffing solutions for pediatric and educational based settings.  Our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility. Additional benefits for full-time contractors include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K with matching employer contributions, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.

PediaStaff, Inc. provides 24/7-telephone support during your contract assignment – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us. In addition, we provide Clinical Resource Therapists to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Resource Therapists are experienced clinicians who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed. Respond now and learn how YOU can join our team! Your privacy and confidentiality are always assured, and new graduates are encouraged to apply.

Call to Apply at 866-733-4278 or or Apply Online Through this Link

 


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Millions Headed To States For Special Ed Training


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School Psych Corner: Judgment Call: Maturity, Emotions and the Teenage Brain

[Source: School Psychologist Files]

By Guest Blogger:  Amy Williams

Working day in and day out with a primarily teenage crowd can be a bit of a daunting task. Throughout the school system there are countless positions, situations, and jobs, which call for an understanding between an adult (usually an authority figure) and a teenage pupil.

Communicating with teenagers as an adult can sometimes require a combination of patience and know-how. While there is no one trick for this, there is certainly a required understanding of what sets us apart not only emotionally, but also biologically from the younger populace. Maturity does not simply come from experiences; it can happen over time as well.

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