Category: Working In Schools

Articles related to helping therapists and teachers with all things related to working in schools. From advice on parents to tips on preparing students for emergencies, ProCare Therapy wants to help guide you.

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The Importance of Social Workers in Schools

If you ask someone what a social worker's job is within a school, they may not be able to fully answer the question. The fact is that the role of the school social worker has changed drastically in the last decade or two, In the past, there may have been a shared social worker that went to a variety of schools within a district. Now, more schools see the need to have their own dedicated social worker on hand for the entire school day. In some areas, one social worker is not enough for the student population and they may need to hire additional contracted clinicians. Social services in education has become an important asset to the entire school community.

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Pros & Cons of Being a Teacher

People are drawn to teach for a variety of reasons, though common among them are: to change the lives of and inspire students and to give back to the community.[1] The education sector encompasses a vast array of different kinds of teachers, encompassing K-12 schools as well as many institutions of higher learning at the college and university setting. In 2018 alone, public schools in the United States employed about 3.2 million full time teachers in the elementary and secondary school setting and taught approximately 56.6 million students. [2]

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The Time is Now to Find Your Next School Assignment

The end of the 2018 – 2019 school year is rapidly approaching! Don't wait until the last minute to find your next school assignment. ProCare Therapy is here to find you your next exciting career in school-based therapy.

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The Importance of Parent Advocates for Special Needs Families

Going to a meeting at school can be intimidating for many families. Now imagine how it feels for the parents of a child with special needs. They go into a room filled with teachers, administrators, and therapists of all kinds. Many may be new to this process after a new diagnosis. They can easily feel overwhelmed and unprepared. They may not understand what is being said to them. This can add to their stress and make them feel like outsiders in the IEP or other meetings taking place.

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Concerns Over Active Shooter Drills in Schools

Gone are the days when we simply had fire drills in school. It was fairly simple to practice walking quickly and quietly out of a building that may be on fire. Now we need to go above and beyond this, just in case a horrific event takes places within our schools. School shootings, community violence, and more are a reality which has shifted what preparedness looks like within schools.

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