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Becoming a Local or Travel Therapist, School Clinician, or Special Education Provider

Work/Life Balance for Special Educators

What does it mean to be a local or travel school clinician or educator on assignment with TherapyTravelers? Simply put, it means your days of getting in early, going home late, and recess or car-line duty are a thing of the past. TherapyTravelers helps you pre-negotiate job expectations with school districts so you are not required to work more hours than you signed up for. And every step of the way, you have the support of a TherapyTravelers recruiter who will advocate for you. Once you land in your assignment, you’ll receive a dedicated Relationship Manager to ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your new work environment.
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When it comes to travel therapy jobs, the question isn’t “Where do I have to go?”, but “Where do I want to go?”

The Right Opportunity
TherapyTravelers contracts with school districts throughout the United States to place clinicians and educators with the right opportunities in their job search.

The Right Time
Due to our strong relationships with schools, we’re able to provide our clinicians with information on open positions for your job search as soon as they become available.

Generous Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k matching, paid holidays, PTO and sick days, and CEU membership and reimbursement.

Your Advocate
TherapyTravelers provides each educator and clinician with a dedicated human resource (we call them “Relationship Managers”) to support through career advice and advocate on your behalf, so that you can focus on your patients and students.

Answers


Frequently Asked Questions about Special Education Jobs with TherapyTravelers

How do contract jobs work?

How long are TherapyTravelers contracts?
A typical contract varies depending on the school district and discipline – it can range from a short term assignment (maternity leave, etc.) to an entire school year contract. We even have therapists who sign year after year with the same district.
How is my contract determined?
Assuming you have met all the prerequisites for employment with TherapyTravelers, your recruiter will evaluate your employment preferences, career goals and desired locations in order to find the ideal contract opportunity. Once we have determined that a particular job is right for you, your recruiter will set up a phone interview between you and the designated contact at the facility or school.
How will TherapyTravelers prepare me for my contract?
Once you have accepted your travel therapy assignment, your TherapyTravelers recruiter will confirm your start date, salary and any other details about the position.
When and how will I be paid while on contract?
TherapyTravelers offers weekly direct deposit to all of our contract therapists.
What happens when my contract is complete?
If the facility/school offers to extend your travel therapy contract, you can elect to sign a new contract and remain there for another contracted period of time. If you (or the facility/school) do not wish to extend your current contract, your TherapyTravelers recruiter will work with you to find a new opportunity.
I'm not interested in traveling away from home, does TherapyTravelers offer local contracts?

YES! TherapyTravelers offers exceptional compensation packages in cities across the U.S., whether they are close to your home or not. We look forward to identifying the right opportunity for you, five or 500 miles from home!

Traveling to your new contract?

How do I get to my new contract location?

TherapyTravelers offers travel reimbursements. When eligible, the allocated stipend will reflect in your compensation package. We do recommend that you drive your car so you have a means of transportation once you arrive in your new location. However, if you are traveling to a metropolitan city where parking is scarce and public transportation is available, you may elect to look at transportation alternatives which may be eligible for reimbursement.

Where will I live while on contract?

TherapyTravelers may offer support by providing recommended housing options for you to consider in your search. 

What happens if I don’t require housing from TherapyTravelers?

Great news! The benefit to working with TherapyTravelers is we leave it up to the travel therapist to identify their lodging preferences. As long as the stipend eligibility requirements are met, you will maintain the travel stipends outlined in your offer letter. The amount varies for each assignment and location.

If TherapyTravelers helps me identify my housing, are my personal items insured?

No, they are not. We recommend that you look into short-term, inexpensive renters’ insurance that will cover your personal belongings. Your TherapyTravelers recruiter will work to support you in your search to locate a reliable company if you so choose.

Additional Questions

Can I bring family or friends with me on my contract?

Yes. Many travel therapists elect to travel with family, friends, or colleagues who are also looking to explore the country. We leave those decisions to the discretion of the traveler.

Does TherapyTravelers offer reimbursement for the cost of my license in a new state?
Yes. Once you commit to a minimum 13-week assignment, TherapyTravelers will reimburse you for the cost of your licensure in that particular state with provided receipts.
Does working as a travel therapy professional have any implications for me from a tax perspective?
Tax questions typically depend on your individual situation. Thus, TherapyTravelers recommends that our travel professionals consult a tax advisor to properly understand the tax implications of their travel assignments.
Can I be a traveler as a new graduate?
Yes! TherapyTravelers partners with new grads to help them navigate the first step in their career.
What if I’m a retired teacher?
If you are considering re-entering the workforce, many former retirees find that this is a great time of life to become a traveler - adventure and a paycheck!
Do I pay TherapyTravelers for their services?
No! We are paid by the school districts we serve.

TherapyTravelers is here to support you and the needs of your district. Contact us today to learn more about our services or request talent.