Could it possibly be August 2018 already? Whether you love summer, or it’s just another month in the calendar year, the season is quickly coming to an end. If you’re hoping for a contract position in a school, however, that means applying for your licensure as soon as possible. Whether you’re looking for a School Psychologist position in a school, or an, OT, SLP, or PT position — you’ll need to act fast! Here’s how to ensure you can land a school therapy position this fall.
For a little insight on working with a therapy staffing company, let’s say you want to work in Maryland. We love placing candidates in states of their choice but that means you’ll need licensure in that state if you have not worked there or you have an expired license for that state.
This time of year licensure can take 4-8 weeks depending on the state, but the wrench in the process is that normally you’d want to secure a position before applying for licensure. School therapy positions, for instance, have start dates that mean securing a position before the school year starts. Waiting to apply for licensure can push back start dates, and in a school this can be tough on therapists, as you benefit from starting at the same time as the rest of the students and teachers.
If you’re interested in a specific state, apply for licensure now. It will open the door in terms of what districts will consider you for interview and it will make hiring you more attractive since you’ll be able to start on time. If you’d like to talk to a recruiter about your success in landing a position in a certain state before applying for a PT or OT license, contact PPR today!