Benefits

 

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SALARY :
This varies with the position that you are interested in – call us. Most therapists choose an annual salary that is paid monthly or bi-weekly, however we can also arrange to pay hourly rates. Direct deposit is available. Independent subcontractors are welcome.

RETIREMENT :
We have a SIMPLE IRA pension plan for employees. You are vested in the plan within a year of your employment and most vest sooner, depending on the date of hire. We make a free contribution into your retirement account monthly whether you contribute or not. Our SIMPLE IRA retirement plan is registered with Charles Schwab & Co, but the contributions can be directed to anywhere that has an existing plan of this type.

DSC01467HEALTH INSURANCE :
We have an excellent employee group plan including a pharmacy prescription plan, with BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA PPO. There is a choice of at least six health plans, so find the one that is right for
you. Family members and spouses are also eligible for inclusion in this health plan. Adult children up to age 25 may be insured under this plan (even if they are married and live out of state) ! Of course, domestic partners are welcomed and covered under this BCBSFL plan.

SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE : Available through AFLAC which includes Short term Disability Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Assurance, and Personal and Accident Indemnity Insurance.

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  • ASHA MEMBERSHIP & CERTIFICATION FEES: Paid
  • APTA MEMBERSHIP & DUES: Paid
  • AOTA MEMBERSHIP & DUES: Paid
  • AND MEMBERSHIP & DUES: Paid

FLORIDA LICENSURE : Paid

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES : Paid

PERSONAL DAYS & VACATION : This varies with the position chosen. For school based jobs you get all summer off, two weeks at Christmas and a week for Spring Break. Some districts even have the whole week off for Thanksgiving! Our non-school jobs are year round, but with awesome vacations!

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CF SUPERVISION : For our SLPs, CF supervision is provided. We guarantee you will have a good Clinical Fellowship experience.

STUDENT PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIPS : We encourage our experienced staff to mentor and train students in real life work settings. Current arrangements exist with several Florida Universities for Occupational Therapy and for Speech- Language Pathology practical work experience.

Employment Opportunities

 

Let’s meet without driving anywhere!  You can email specialcommunications2004@yahoo.com or call/text 352-281-1313 to set up a Face Time/Skype meeting!  Or we can meet in person at your convenience!

PHYSICAL THERAPIST – Avon Park & Sebring Schools – Full time serving about 38 students per week at 7 schools.  This smaller county is a great place to get started experiencing school based PT.    There is a schedule already in place that just needs minor tweaking, another full time PT in the district to help you get started and a great team of OTs and SLPs at each school.   The pay is excellent, the job is steady and secure.  Highlands is a nice place to live especially for young families.

TEMP PTA – Marianna.  Four days per week (Monday-Thursday, or Tuesday-Friday) at 7 hours per day, serving clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   This job is for November and December, 2017.  Pay is decent and there could be more hours available.  Nine weeks.  Free transport if you are coming from Tallahassee or Quincy.

SLPs :  Marion County is the best county in the state for a Clinical Fellow or a therapist who has never worked in the schools. The four Lead SLPs provide regularly training and mentoring.  They also make themselves available to consult or brainstorm with SLPs  faced with a student not making adequate progress.  There are a lot of school jobs in Florida, but this is a county that stands out above all others as doing their very best to value and assist SLPs.  Hiring now for the fall 2017-2018.

 

SLPs – PALM BEACH COUNTY – 2017-2018 School Year – This is a brand new contract for us – there is a lengthy list of school openings available.  Pay is awesome.  If you are interested, send us your resume and we’ll get you the updated list of vacancies to see what might work for you.  We are sorry that we cannot take a CF for this school position at this time.

 

SLPs – PASCO COUNTY – 2017-2018 School Year – We now have the list of school openings for next year – it evolves weekly, so contact us!   For the most part, the vacancies are  in the eastern part of Pasco County.  If you are interested in Pasco, please give us a call.   Knowledge of PEER and CIVIC medicaid billing is a big plus, as is prior school experience.

SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS – MARION COUNTY –    Great district,  a nice team of lead SLPs.  Everyone in the district gets a laptop and an I-Pad.  The pay is much better than your typical school pay.    Let us know your preferences for ages and caseload types – we’ll try to accommodate you.  Also, it is not too early to interview for next school year.    Contact us for details – we’d love to show you what a typical day looks like and show you around if you are available.  Full time or part time considered.

 

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INTERESTED IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES?   We love to talk with other therapists who are enthusiastic about this population!  Call us – our vacancies don’t occur very often, but if you are into this population, let us know so we can call you first!  EOE

About Us

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Fields:

Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Language Pathology

shutterstock_141950911Special Communications, LLC is a well established therapy group working in Florida since 1983. Our primary focus has been with school aged children (PreK-12) and people of all ages with intellectual disabilities. We’ve been lucky enough to have good jobs across Florida. Chances are we have an interesting job in a city near you!

shutterstock_162125885What We Do:  We love helping people with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities (all ages) & Pre-K to Grade 12 public school students!

Where We Work: Gainesville,  Ocala,  Flagler Beach, Palm Coast,  Jacksonville, Clermont, Eustis, Leesburg, Dunnellon,  Palm Bay, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa, Naples, Clewiston, Sebring, Lake Placid, Avon Park,  Lake Okeechobee area,  Tallahassee area, Lake City, Williston, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers area and next school year, Volusia County!

shutterstock_10772122Time Off Is Important: With loads of three day weekends, summers off, spring breaks, two weeks at Christmas and a week at Thanksgiving,  you’ve got plenty of time to see the world & enjoy life !

Not interested in schools but still want time off?

Our non-school jobs offer VERY GENEROUS leave packages, usually 7 weeks.
Check out our Current Openings or Contact Us to let us know where you want to live, work and travel!

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