Category: Career Tips

Differentiating yourself from other candidates can be difficult in today’s competitive job market. These blogs are meant to offer guidance and direction to help you land your dream job or improve your career skills.

School Counselor

How to Become a School Counselor: Role, Degree Requirements & Salary

We may remember our own school counselors as people who we only saw when we were applying to colleges or trade schools. But today, advancing educational and mental health sciences mean that school counselors play a transformative role in students’ academic and emotional success. Today’s school counselors provide academic analyses and recommendations and emotional education and support.

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Educational Diagnostician

What is an Educational Diagnostician? Job Role, Salary & More

Educational diagnosticians are superheroes for schools and children with special needs. They are the expert in the room when it comes to learning disability, teaching methods, and academic testing requirements. Educational diagnosticians can help any school - and any student - to excel by diagnosing learning delays, finding strategies to customize educational plans for the students, monitoring the students’ progress to see if the plan is working, and finding relevant accommodations such as extra time on standardized tests allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. At ProCare Therapy, we help schools find qualified educational diagnosticians that are right for their work environment. We also help current and aspiring educational diagnosticians to find jobs and contracts that are perfect for them.

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Self-Care for Traumatized Therapists

School therapists are in the news a lot in recent weeks and months. While this may seem like a good thing, a lot of it is due to finger-pointing. The blame game continues in the wake of school shootings and violence. Many people are looking and asking why school therapists did not see warning signs about students to prevent events that unfolded.

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Conferences and Continuing Education Opportunities for 2018

It’s time to get ready for the 2018 professional conference season. Schedules are out and the timing is perfect to submit requests to your district and schools. This is the time of year that they are beginning to work on the budgets for the upcoming school year. Check with your administrators to see what funding is available for different professional development opportunities. If they are not able to fund a trip or conference nearby, ask if there are grant writers who are able to look for money which may be available from that direction.

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Conference and Continuing Education Opportunities for 2017

Schedules for the 2017 professional conferences have been released. The timing is great, since this is usually when budget requests are due to schools and districts. This is the time of year when the administrators will be working on their 2017-2018 budgets. Many schools offer teachers and therapists money toward financing trips to these conferences if they submit specific forms ahead of time. Check with your district to see what the protocol is so you do not miss out if it is an option. If they are not available, your school might have a grant writer who could help and find grants for this type of professional development trip.

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