Your Guide to Philadelphia School Jobs

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Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in PhiladelphiaIf you want to work in a culturally and racially diverse school, surrounded by history, sports and the arts, consider the City of Brotherly Love. The School District of Philadelphia was established in 1818 and serves more than 200,000 students, making it the eighth largest school district in the United States by enrollment. The School District of Philadelphia and other surrounding school districts are located in a historic and culturally rich setting, offering many opportunities for school health professionals to make a difference for the children of the area while enjoying all the city has to offer. Continue reading “Your Guide to Philadelphia School Jobs”

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Special Education Teacher Resume Tips That’ll Get You The Job

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As a special education teacher, you’re prepared to work with students who have a wide range of disabilities, including learning, mental, emotional and physical. You’re able to adapt general education lessons to meet the needs of special education students and teach various subjects to students with mild to moderate disabilities.

And to land the job you want, you must create a resume that displays not only your training, skills and expertise, but also your dedication to special education and to serving children with special needs. It’s not an easy task to differentiate yourself from other candidates with a couple of pieces of paper, but it can be done. When you create a resume that is uniquely yours, with just a glance, principals will be able to get an idea of who you are and the kind of teacher you’ll be. Consider these resume tips for special education teachers to develop the resume that will open doors to the job you want.

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Considerations When Negotiating an SLP Job Salary

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negotiate slp salarySpeech-Language Pathologists have a significant and rewarding position, providing a higher quality of life to their patients. As specialists in communication, they offer therapy and treatment for many disorders and difficulties, including speech, communication, fluency, swallowing, and many more. An SLP may work with a wide range of ages, making a difference in the lives of babies through adults. Those who are just entering the field or who are looking for a new position as an SLP want to be sure that they are earning the money that their hard work is worth. Here are some tips that will help you negotiate a fair salary for your new position as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

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4 Reasons School Nursing is a Rewarding Career Choice

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school nurse job benefitsThere are many directions that you can go with your career in nursing, but many find that school nursing is one of the most rewarding paths that a nurse can take. At a glance, the idea of becoming a school nurse might seem a bit on the boring side, doling out band-aids and calling parents to pick up kids who have fallen victim to the latest stomach bug. The reality, though, is that school nursing is a very challenging and rewarding career for those who decide to go into the field. Here are four reasons school nursing is a rewarding career choice. Continue reading “4 Reasons School Nursing is a Rewarding Career Choice”

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Adding Group Therapy to School Behavior Plans

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group therapySchool psychologists have many important tasks in their days, from managing services for children with learning and attention issues to developing behavior plans for challenging students. In many cases, behavioral therapy can be a huge benefit to students, but parents may not have outside resources to make this happen for their children. Adding group therapy into the behavior and support plans that are being developed for your students can be a tremendous benefit both in the classroom and in a real-world setting. It can help more students get the services they need in a format that streamlines the process and saves time. Continue reading “Adding Group Therapy to School Behavior Plans”

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Tips to Foster a Good Parent-Therapist Relationship

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parent therapist relationshipWith the school year ramping up, school-based therapists are experiencing an increased workload. Evaluations and IEP meetings take up a large chunk of time and there are new students to get to know. As you are starting out your year, it’s important to get things off on the right foot with the parents of your students. You’ll need to work as a team in order to attain the best outcome for your students, so it is in everyone’s best interest to foster a good relationship with parents. Here are some simple tips that will help you to connect and work together. Continue reading “Tips to Foster a Good Parent-Therapist Relationship”

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