Rehab and Therapy Jobs.com Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-01-31

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Therapists, reach out and help in Haiti.

If ever there was a time for the global community to come together, it is now. As you are all well aware, the country of Haiti was literally shaken to its core from a massive earthquake and the aftermath that has left behind a land and its people in shambles. The response from around the world has been great and I hope that it continues for some time, as the country will need a tremendous amount of help to get it back to some sort of normalcy. As therapists, caring for others is not only your job but a way of life, a life you’ve chosen to make a difference in peoples lives.

If ever there was a time for the global community to come together, it is now. As you are all well aware, the country of Haiti was literally shaken to its core from a massive earthquake and the aftermath has left behind a land and its people in shambles. The response from around the world has been great and I hope that it continues for some time, as the country will need a tremendous amount of help to get it back to some sort of normalcy. As therapists, caring for others is not only your job but a way of life, a life you’ve chosen to make a difference in peoples lives.

It comes to no surprise that therapists and rehab specialists from all over are seeking out ways to help and at this time it seems as though the need for them has been stymied by the inability of reaching the country of Haiti in time. There are a number of relief efforts being organized from governed nations to the local Girl Scout troops, all of which are mostly raising funds to help. The donation of goods and labor are put on hold for now and what organizers feel would be best is that of cash funding. There will undoubtedly come a time when your expertise will be of great need, but for the time being please just give what you can by way of monetary donations. Check out the Haitian Relief Effort: How You Can Help section at APTA.org for organizations that are gathering funds to send on to Haiti.

Check out the blog Moving Forward where Chuck Gulas, PT has documented his experiences in the earthquake ravished island of Haiti.

The organization Health Volunteers Overseas is seeking out 15 Physical and Occupational therapy volunteers. The details of who they are seeking out are available here.

There are of course the usual relief outlets like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. that will have more information in ways in which you can help. If you know of any other organizations and causes that have formed to help with relief in Haiti, please post them in the comment section below. Thank you and God bless.

Travel Therapy Salary – Is it really more?

Whether you are just starting out in your therapy career or have been working for twenty years a short-term travel contract can be a great option for you. One of the best parts of a travel therapy job is the chance it gives you to make more money than you would in a permanent position. The question though is how much is the difference. That’s why over the next 5 weeks we will be doing a 5 five part series on the pay for travel therapists versus a permanent therapy or rehab position.physical therapist realizing she is out of money

Here is the schedule of the posts:

Travel Physical Therapy (PT) Salary
Travel Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Salary
Travel Occupational Therapy (OT) Salary
Travel Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Salary
Travel Speech Therapy (SLP) Salary

So check back to see your specialty’s post. To make it easy you can subscribe to the Rehab and Therapy Jobs.com RSS feed here.

Rehab and Therapy Jobs.com Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-01-24

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