Going Back to School as a Contract School Therapist

July 23rd, 2018 | Posted by bbarr in Uncategorized

Whether you are starting back at the same school or stepping inside a fresh set of hallways to navigate, the beginning of a new year always brings excitement and the occasional challenge.

If you are a contract school therapist or psychologist, here are a few things to get your back-to-school off on the right foot.

1. Lean on your recruiter.
2. Have a positive outlook.
3. Set your goals for the year.

Lean on your recruiter

Being new means having a question or two. But a new year can mean your fellow colleagues are also busy and might not be as able to help guide you to the right place. Be sure you are working with a staffing company that is willing and happy to be with you through every step as you get settled. Your recruiter should always be available to answer your questions or help find the answer if they are unsure offhand. After all, their job doesn’t end once they find you the job, and they only find success when you do.

Get an A for attitude

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

If you start the year off with a sense of positivity and enthusiasm for the fresh start, you’re setting the stage for a fantastic year. As a mentor to young people, you know what a driving force a positive attitude can be for overcoming obstacles and enjoying life, so it’s important to practice what you teach and see that glass as filled to the brim – because it is!

Set your intentions

Back-to-school is sort of like a bonus New Year’s. You get the chance to start anew and set your sights on what ground you want to cover over the next year. Maybe it’s building your experience with a particular condition, picking up a new hobby, completing the continued education course you’ve had on your to do list, or learning a new language.

If you are on your way back-to-school as an SLP, OT or school psychologist, then PPR has opportunities in some of the nation’s top school districts. Click here to get in touch. We’d love to be on your team.

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