Occupational Therapist in Schools: Role, Skills, & Benefits

If you have worked as an occupational therapist in a hospital or rehabilitation center, you know how fulfilling the job can be. But switching gears and working in a school setting can bring additional rewards and benefits.

Occupational therapists are needed in public and private schools to work with children from kindergarten through high school and up to age 21. Therapists may also find employment in early intervention programs working with preschool age children.

School-based occupational therapists focus on addressing educational needs to promote students participation and performance in school. This may involve focusing on sensory and functional needs, as well as social skills. If you’re considering working in schools, learn more about the role, skills required, and many of the benefits to working with children.


Strategies For Students With ADHD

Whether you’re working as an occupational therapist or speech-language pathologist in a school setting, it can be challenging to understand the best way to treat a student who is hyperactive, fidgety, or unfocused. Some children with certain conditions, such as Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder, may have sensory processing issues, which results in a decreased attention span.

In some cases, even children who don’t have a diagnosis of either condition can have trouble remaining still long enough to cooperate and get through therapy. In fact, one of the reasons some kids are referred to occupational therapy is because they have trouble sitting still in class.

Before you can develop strategies to help your students, try to identify the reason behind their inability to focus and learn how to more effectively engage with students who have ADHD. (more…)

Tips For Going Back To School While Working as a Travel Nurse

Once you start working as a healthcare traveler, you may think that means you have to put any plans for future schooling on hold. The good news is that there are plenty of options if you want to further your education on the road. With all the opportunities for online classes, it is possible to earn advanced degrees without stepping foot in a classroom.  Keep in mind, education not only takes a commitment, but it can be expensive. Before you decide if pursing additional education is right for you while you are on a travel assignment, there are several factors to consider. (more…)

Nursing Shortage in the United States & the Demand for Nurses

We live in a country with the third highest population in the world. Over 320 million people live here, and vital to the health and wellbeing of each one of us are the 3.9 million registered nurses who keep our hospitals, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices running.

But what does the next five years hold for the profession, and how will the industry deal with an aging population and workforce?


Sunbelt Staffing New Grad Program

The Sunbelt Staffing team is ecstatic to introduce our New Grad program. This program is an extraordinary opportunity for recent college grads to join a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Our team believes that our business isn’t just about education and healthcare services but also about developing meaningful relationships and changing lives. As an entry-level recruiter, you’ll become a part of a community that takes care of each other. You’ll be equipped with the resources and opportunities that you need to achieve your career goals.

Here’s what to expect as an Account Executive with Sunbelt Staffing:

  • Establish relationships with education and/or healthcare professionals
  • Manage education and/or healthcare professionals in the field
  • Prepare proposals
  • Create recruiting and marketing programs for professionals and clients
  • Work in office as part of a team and collaborate daily
  • Sell HR solutions to hospitals and school districts in your territory
  • Partner with hospitals and school districts nationwide and recruit personnel to fill open jobs
  • Create a pipeline by utilizing cold calling, job postings and social media
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Sales, marketing and account management
  • Sales ladder to move up

We believe in empowering our team by providing a variety of perks and benefits that you’ll enjoy!

  • Top-notch Insurance, 401(k) and competitive salary
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Celebrations and team outings
  • Volunteer paid time off
  • Gym and fitness class reimbursement program
  • Training and mentorship opportunities

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Six Myths About Working as a School Nurse

If you are considering making a switch and working as a school nurse, you have a lot to consider. Working in a school setting is very different than working in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center. While it may be nice to work during school hours and possibly have summers and holidays off, school nursing is not a walk in the park.

There are several misconceptions about what a school nurse does and what working in a school involves. Continue reading to separate myths from the facts. (more…)

The Role of Speech and Language Therapists in Schools: 6 Benefits of Speech Therapy in Schools

If you work as a speech therapist, you’re probably already aware of the benefits of working in the profession. Speech therapists play a vital role in helping people overcome various language, speech, and swallowing problems. But if you have only worked in hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes, you might not know about the advantages of working as a school-based speech therapist. (more…)

Eight Healthcare Facilities and Schools that are Giving Back to Their Community

Healthcare facilities and schools are helping people every day. Whether it involves proving medical care or training future healthcare professionals, these schools and health organizations are making a difference. But some healthcare facilities and schools do even more for their community. Below are eight organizations and schools that are giving back to their community in several ways.

10 Physical Therapist Skills Needed in School Based Environments

Working as a physical therapist in a school setting is interesting, fulfilling and at times challenging. School physical therapists guide students and their families through a treatment plan that may be aimed at improving endurance, range of motion, coordination, balance, or strength.

The work of a school-based physical therapist is vital to help children overcome physical issues that may interfere with their social, emotional and academic development. Working as a school PT is not always an easy job. Having certain skills can make it easier to succeed. Consider some of the following useful skills for school-based physical therapists. (more…)

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