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!

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – Sebring and/or Avon Park, FL.

SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS – CCC or CF,  Alachua County (Gainesville),  Lake County (Groveland), Marion County (Ocala, Marion Oaks, Belleview), or Highlands County (Lake Placid, Sebring)! 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST S- Marion or Alachua Counties for next school year 2017-1018.
Contact us for specifics on the county you are interested in.  EXCELLENT PAY and FULL BENEFITS.       Updated March 29, 2017.

LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS – 2017-2018 School Year – GROVELAND (Also other locations in Lake County), an easy commute from Clermont or Leesburg!  Full  time at a nice elementary school working with two other very experienced SLPs!  This school has IND and EBD units that would be part of  your caseload.  The ASD and Pre-K students are already being seen by another SLP.  CCC desired for this spot.  Strong CF considered.  The pay is really good, hours  are 8-3:30 with a 30 minute lunch. 

SLP – LAKE PLACID, SEBRING OR AVON PARKHIGHEST PAY ! Full time position as  the lead therapist in nice elementary school in Lake Placid for the remainder of this school year.  Next year may be at a different school, but you will have plenty of input into which school or grades you prefer.   It is one of the highest paying school jobs in the state.   We have tons of materials, but we will get you what you like if something you want isn’t there.  This is a small county, about 1.5 hours from the beach in either direction.  You are a couple of hours from Orlando and West Palm, 1.5 from Ft Myers or Sarasota.   There are schools in Lake Placid, Sebring or Avon Park.   This is a great community to live in with your family.  Reserve your place now for next school year!

OT – SEBRING – next school year, 2017-2018.  Take over a well organized caseload from an experienced OT who is remaining in the same district, just moving to schools closer to her home.  She will be available to train and orient you and help you get to know all your students.  This is one of the highest paying school jobs in Florida.  Very nice district, great fellow OTs, PTs and SLPs.  Interesting caseload with supportive administration.

SLP – GAINESVILLE – FULL OR PART TIME –  Two schools need an SLP – a nice middle school in the western part of the county (Newberry area) and a great high school in the eastern edge of Gainesville.    Both schools can be combined to be one full time position, or two part time SLPs can fill the spots.   Both schools had services up until December, so everything is up to date and organized.   The Lead SLP in this county is extremely helpful and will make sure you get a good start!  Call to arrange to see the schools and meet the lead SLP.

PT – School based in your choice of OCALA  or   GAINESVILLE –  Anticipated full time vacancy for the next school year starting in August 2017.   School experience is a plus, but we are used to training PTs who have never done schools before.   Contact us early to reserve your spot in these great counties.  Excellent Lead PT and well organized program of services.

PT – SEBRING and AVON PARK – School based for remainder of the school year (till 1st week of June, 2017.)  Sudden medical problems for current PT causes a need for someone to take over seeing her students for the remainder of the school year at least.    Excellent pay in this small, friendly district.

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 have PT, OT and SLP vacancies from time to time in both Gainesville and Tallahassee/Marianna.    We love to talk with other therapists who are enthusiastic about this population!  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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