Spotlight: Duval County School District in Jacksonville, Florida

June 7th, 2018 | Posted by bbarr in Education Services

Have you considered Florida’s First Coast for your next assignment?

Jacksonville is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River about 25 miles from the Georgia state line. Home to just under 1 million people, several military bases and miles of beautiful beaches, Jacksonville is the largest city in land area in the contiguous United States.

If you enjoy sporting events, then you’ll have plenty of options from the Icemen, Jaguars, THE PLAYERS and Jumbo Shrimp. It does get hot and humid in the summer, but the city enjoys mild weather during the rest of the year, and there’s always plenty of ways to cool off whether by boat, surf board or poolside.

Duval County School District is the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest in Florida. PPR has several pediatric, school-based positions currently available including:

An Occupational Therapist (OT)helps students live life to its fullest by promoting health, and preventing—or living better with—injury, illness, or disability. According to AOTA, an OT’s role can reach all students, including those without disabilities, by serving as an active participant in developing school curriculums, addressing health and safety by creating violence prevention and anti-bullying programs.

Two Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) openings involve working to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in students. An SLP’s impact cascades beyond any given school year by building confidence and communication skills that carry a student into life.

Both roles afford the opportunity to work with a diverse cross section of children with exceptional needs, and previous school-based experience is not required. Bonus: you can take your summers off to be a kid again, too!

In addition, PPR Education Services offers competitive compensation, an industry-leading health insurance plan, paid private housing or housing stipends, license and travel reimbursements, 401k and a generous referral bonus.

This great city known well for its bridges may just lead you to your next adventure. Contact us or apply online today.

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