10 Reasons to be a Contract School Psychologist

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted by bbarr in Uncategorized

Working with children as a school psychologist is one of the most worthwhile career choices you can make. You know there will be days that challenge you to your core all the while delivering endless opportunities to make an impact on the hearts and minds of our future generation.

Here are a few reasons why being a contract school psychologist is the chance of a lifetime.

1. No two days (or years) are the same
2. Strengthen family and school partnerships
3. Create safe and positive environments
4. All the hugs
5. You’re who they call when the going gets tough
6. Expand your cultural horizons
7. Pick your zip code
8. Have summers to yourself
9. Solve mysteries
10. Be the dream chaser

1. No two days (or years) are the same
Every student you work with has a uniqueness all their own creating for a dynamic environment that you’ll love calling your home away from home.

2. Strengthen family and school partnerships
As a school psychologist, you truly change lives by helping students realize their own strengths while building the support system that exists at home and school.

3. Create safe and positive environments
School can be an anxiety-provoking place for some students, but you calm those fears and nurture the braveness that you know exists in all youngsters.

4. All the hugs
You foster connections on an emotionally powerful level with your students, so many will want to thank you in the sweet ways that only kids can.

5. You’re who they call when the going gets tough
As a trained school psychologist, you have an in-depth understanding of Individualized Education Programs (IEP), behavioral disabilities, and can lend expertise in crisis-intervention situations.

6. Expand your cultural horizons
There’s no doubt you will learn things about cultures that are completely new to you since your “classroom” spans an entire school in most cases.

7. Pick your zip code
The neat thing about being a contract school psychologist is that you can seek out opportunities in places that you feel called to explore all while building an amazing resume that will take you anywhere.

8. Have summers to yourself
On the same page as “pick where you want to live” is the freedom to take the summer off to be on your speed whether that’s tour another continent, pick up kite surfing, or lay by the pool with the great American novel.

9. Solve mysteries
Who doesn’t want to make a difference in a big way by putting detailed problem-solving skills along with bold empathy to work every day?

10. Dream chaser
A school psychologist can live out the personal dream of helping children and at the same time see the young hearts they help heal and grow realize their own dreams.

There’s a wide selection of available opportunities around the country for school psychologists. Wherever you’re destined to go, we’d love to help get you there. Contact us today.

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