Are you considering a school-based occupational therapy contract? Check out the skills listed below and find out if you have what it takes to become a school OT!
Trust plays an imperative role in the success of a school-based occupational therapist. As a school OT professional, you must build strong relationships with the students, teachers and parents. Obtaining trusting relationships with all three parties will allow you to effectively treat your patients and solve problems constructively.
Students are unique patients. After all, they’re just kids. We all have good days and bad, but it’s up to you to make every day in therapy…great! By pushing positivity onto you patients, you help you patients take one step closer towards achieving a better future and life.
Educate to Empower
As a school OT, it is up to you to formulate the exact treatment that your patient’s need. They are relying on you to educate and empower them. It is important that you are proving to patients, teachers and parents that you are willing to do whatever you can.
Do you have what it takes?
School districts across the country are required to provide occupational therapy to the students in their district. To fill these demands, they look for OT’s just like you. These contracts can last anywhere from a semester to an entire school year.
If you would like to learn more about the opportunity to travel while helping students nationwide, contact our compassionate team of recruiters. They will guide you through the process and help find the right school for you.