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!

We know there will be new school openings after the holidays! If you are interested, please give us a call or send an email and let us know what you are interested in – that way we can contact you immediately if there is something we haven’t posted yet. Thanks very much!

PHYSICAL THERAPIST –     Brevard County Schools: Unexpected retirement over the Christmas break! We are looking for a full time PT to serve students in the Melbourne & Beaches area. It is possible there might be a school or two in Palm Bay as well. This position is initially expected to run from January until April, but it could become long term if Brevard cannot recruit a direct hire PT.   There is a great lead therapist here, the schools are nice and we are well treated. This district pays the most in Florida, so there are not many vacancies. If you are interested in getting into schools, this could be a great chance to give it a try. Of course, experience in school PT is a huge plus! Contact us for more details. Thanks!

SLPs : Two openings – Jan 2018!   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.  TWO GREAT FULL TIME JOBS OPEN NOW.  One is at a nice elementary school, Saddlewood,  5 days a week.   The second position is split between two schools – Hillcrest School (a school for intellectually disabled students grade 6 and above) and Lake Weir High School.   Hillcrest is a favorite school of ours and there is definitely another SLP there already.  High schools are perfect for SLPs who prefer to focus on therapy, have fewer evaluations to do, and have kids who come to therapy on their own!

 

SLPs – PALM BEACH COUNTY – 2017-2018 School Year – This is a brand new contract for us – there is a list of school openings available, most lasting till the end of this year and a few shorter term spots as well.  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.  This county expects people to be up and running in no time, so an experienced person is best.  It’ll be worth it!

 

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.

 

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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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