Hot Job: School Contract OT – Wood Dale, IL


Are you looking for a full time school position this fall?  Our client is a school system in DuPage County.  They seek an Occupational Therapist to join their team full time (5 days/wk) for the 2015-2016 school year starting August 17th.  4 days in one school district (4 schools: Early Childhood Building; a k-2 building, a 3- 5 grade building and a 6-8 grade building). At this time the majority of the case load is 50% early childhood and 50% k-5. There are three consults at the 6-8 building.

You will also have 1 day at a High School (two campuses) with the majority of the time in consultation and 4 direct service students.

Start date is 8/17 with new staff orientation on 8/14.  End of school year is typically 1st week in June (depending on weather). It is a 37.5 hour week hours are 7:30 to 3:30 or 8:00 to 4:00.

The school system boasts a great team of therapists with more than 10 other therapists on staff.   Monthly meetings are conducted to ensure you’re part of the team and have the support you need to improve the quality of life for each and every child.

This contract position pays based on experience.   Previous school experience preferred.

Qualifications: Must hold a Masters Degree (or grandfathered Bachelor’s) in Occupational Therapy; a current state license (or eligible) if applicable.

Apply Today for this Great Opportunity!

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Hot Job: School-Based SLP – Martinsburg, WV

wv2We are searching for a speech therapist for a school district located in the northeast panhandle of West Virginia – very close to the borders of PA and MD.  This is a contract position for the upcoming school year beginning in mid August and ending in late May/early June.  You will be working full time with children ages 4 through 19, pre-K through high school.  Caseloads will be assigned equitably (factoring in travel between schools) and based on the therapist’s preference for ages.  All positions will involve at least two schools and the caseloads max out at 50 students.  Therapists are required to have their Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

This beautiful historic and art filled area, nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area.  It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, dozens of unique shops, full-service spas, B&Bs, and historic inns, cabins and resorts. Enjoy golf, hiking, swimming, as well as year-round festivals, live music, and theater productions.  The county is prosperous and growing.  The four season climate is mild and balmy.

Qualifications: MS in Communication Sciences, a current state license (or eligible) and teaching certification or a WV state license.

Learn More and Apply HERE

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Early Intervention Occupational Therapist – Wilmington, DE


We are searching for an occupational therapist for a full time pediatric, community-based early intervention program in the Wilmington, Delaware.  Ideally, the therapist must have one or more years’ of experience.  Dynamic individuals interested in an interdisciplinary team approach are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:   Evaluate & treat young children with a variety of diagnoses. Provide play-based clinical occupational therapy. Provide guidance and instruction to families & caregivers for carryover of therapy.Full time positions include:  Health, dental, vision benefits, 401K,  paid time for vacation/sick/personal and 12 paid holidays.

Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy; a current state license (or eligible).

Apply for this Position Today!  

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DIY Sensory Crash Mat


Editor’s Note:  Thank you to the Sensory Spectrum for recommending this post!!

[Source:  Kids Activity Blog via The Sensory Spectrum]

A sensory crash mat is a body pad that can be used like a bean bag to increase sensory input and help kids {and adults} increase proprioceptive awareness and decrease over-reaction to sensations over time.   A crash mat needs to be big enough to lay on or fall into and deep enough that no part of the body ever hits the floor.

I started with the cheapest futon cover I could find online. I couldn’t find the one I used, but here are some inexpensive choices in a ton of colors {affiliate link}.

I then went to a local foam company {Yes!  There was one down the street I found after some Googling}.

The difficult part was to figure out how many foam blocks the futon cover would need.  I did some calculations that I basically needed three levels of blocks – give or take a few – to assure that no part of the body was touching the floor.

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Resource of the Week: Verbs of Summer–Free Printable Interactive Book

[Source:  Chapel Hill Snippets]

I’m on cloud nine!!! Bursting with anticipation!  My daughter in the Peace Corps will be coming back from the beautiful country of Indonesia after 27 months on June 12!  Time has gone by!  We are so proud of her.    To help pass the time I’m spending waiting for her, I’ve put together a book that is timely for all of you—Verbs of Summer.

The language is simple; pictures are from Photos for Class.
Clip art is from Smarty Symbols, which is copyrighted, so don’t share them.  I do pay a subscription fee to use them in my materials.  If you like them, you should subscribe too!  They are awesome!

Download Ruth’s Terrific Interactive Verbs of Summer Book from her blog!

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