Issue Number 9: Teaching & Therapy Resources for Homebound Families

Welcome to Issue 9 of our special e-letter, “Teaching & Therapy Resources for Homebound Families”

 (Did you miss our previous issues?| Read them HERE)

Each week, this e-mailer features new resources, articles about this bizarre time we are living in, and great ideas for therapy and learning perfect for families hunkered down at home.

Please feel free to forward this resource to other parents, therapists and educators that you think could use a little bit of inspiration during these uncertain times.

Here are this week’s featured boards and pins for you!

Featured Boards:  It is both Better Hearing and Speech Month as well as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month.

Featured “Easy at Home” Pins:

Enjoy!

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Hot, New Job! 20/21SY School-Based OT – Yakima, WA

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

Looking for an opportunity in one of the most beautiful cities in Washington? PediaStaff has an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist in the beautiful Yakima area for the 2020-2021 school year, and they can interview now! If you kayak, bike, climb mountains, hike or ride horses when it’s warm, or do snow sports when it’s cold, you’ll love it here in the Yakima Valley.

* Sunny climate and year-round outdoor recreation
* Low cost of living
* Only about two hours from Seattle
* Occupational Therapist will enjoy a supportive team environment
*  Secure a job now and enjoy the whole summer
* New graduates – make a high income during your Clinical Fellowship – option to convert to a District employee later

For 14 years, our trusted clients have looked to PediaStaff to help them serve special needs children.  When schools reopen for the start of the 2020-21 school year, they will rely on us more than ever to get services kick-started. With that in mind, please consider this opening that we are looking to fill with a quality therapist like you.

Qualifications: Must hold an appropriate degree in Occupational Therapy, a Washington ESA certificate and OT License.

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.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply


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Hot, New Job! Pediatric SLP – Homewood, IL

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

Full-time School Speech-Language Pathologist needed in the area of Homewood, IL.

For 14 years, our trusted clients have looked to PediaStaff to help them serve special needs children.  When schools reopen for the start of the 2020-21 school year, they will rely on us more than ever to get services kick-started. With that in mind, please consider this opening that we are looking to fill with a quality therapist like you.

We are seeking a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist that enjoys working with ages K-8.
– Evaluate and utilize appropriate standardized tests for accurate diagnosis of speech and communication disorders
– Develop new and modify existing clinic and/or IEP goals
– Establish treatment goals and implement age-appropriate plans of care via active IEPs
– Ability to work well in both 1:1 and co-treatment scenarios with the kiddos as their IFSPs and clinic cases dictate!
– Perform daily documentation, update treatment plans, and produce regular progress reports
– Update patient progress to both families and school staff
– Research related speech and language problems
– Help supervise SLPAs in the school setting
– Work with a team of dedicated therapists who do one thing: put kids first!

Qualifications:

– You will hold a Master’s Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology, and a current state license (or be eligible for the same).
– Previous experience in pediatric Speech-Language Pathology preferred, but will train!

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business.

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply


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Easy at Home: Beaded Dragonfly & Lightning Bug Craft

beadedbugsHow adorable is this??  Thank You to I Heart Crafty Things for this fantastic summery, insect-themed idea that combines fine motor practice with a ‘reward-for-correct-utterance’ activity!     I would combine it with a reading of Sam and the Firefly – one my all time favorite books!

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Learn How to make these Adorable Bugs on I Heart Crafty Things


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Hot, New Job! Pediatric PT – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

Live and work in paradise and make a difference in a child’s life today!
We are seeking Physical Therapists to serve the children of the Ft. Lauderdale and the Pompano Beach, FL areas.  The Physical Therapist will treat birth to three-year-olds (EI)  and ideally should have at least one year of experience for this home-based/natural settings opportunity.  During this time they are providing teletherapy.  The position is a flexible position starting out part-time and building a case-load.  If you already have your Medicaid credentialing you can start sooner.

PediaStaff is interviewing now for selected outpatient and early intervention pediatric therapy jobs.   For 14 years, our trusted clients have looked to PediaStaff to help them serve special needs children.   Now they are relying on us more than ever, to make sure their young clients have access to all the services they deserve.

With that in mind, please consider this opening we are currently looking to fill with a quality therapist like you:

*  The Physical Therapist will have a flexible schedule
*  Conduct evaluations and therapy for all diagnosis
*  Provide family education to assist in the therapy process
*  Option to work out of a childcare center on certain cases
*  Competitive pay
*  The Physical Therapist will keep 100% of all the travel reimbursements
*  Great work life balance
*  Training opportunities available
*  Flexible pay schedules – you will be paid as a contractor
If you are not enrolled in a CMS provider program or do not have a state of Florida Medicaid Provider number, the client will assist you with the process.

Qualifications: You will need to hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Physical Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).
*  Experience working with developmentally delayed children birth to three years old. (preferred)
*  6 months to 1 year of experience required with pediatrics
*  Reliable transportation

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business.

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply


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