8 reasons to make the switch to school-based therapy

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July 27, 2015 by HCDE-Texas

8 reasons to make the switch to school-based therapyAre you an occupational or physical therapist? Have you ever considered working in a school setting? We need you!

HCDE provides therapy services to school districts in and around Harris County. Our therapists work in schools to assist students who need therapy in order to be successful.

Children served are challenged by learning disabilities, auditory or visual impairments, orthopedic impairments, attention deficit disorder, intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. Our school therapists work with the family and other professionals as members of the collaborative team to support student educational goals and objectives.

8 reasons to make the switch to school-based practice
• We make a difference in children’s lives at school
• Family-friendly work schedules
• Positions available close to home
• Professional development provided at no cost to you
• Strong support and mentoring from managers
• Comprehensive health/life insurance benefits
• Mileage reimbursement
• New graduates welcome/school experience not required

HCDE is currently seeking to fill several occupational therapist positions. If you are interested in making the switch to school therapy, or would just like to ask a few questions, please contact us at bvalenzuela@hcde-texas.org or 713-696-8225.

Visit our job site to apply.

About the Blogger:
Jean Polichino, OTR, MS, FAOTA, is senior director of Therapy Services at Harris County  Department of Education. Her passion for school therapy is evident in her state and national committee involvement and her contributions to professional publications. This devotion is exceeded only by family, which includes a couple of sassy canines of the shepherd variety.

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