"With a career at Therapy Staff, you are truly a part of our team. We’ll search for the ideal placement each and every time, and provide support and encouragement along the way. You will always have the tools and resources you need to succeed on assignment."
- Mike McKillen, VP of Operations

Quarterly Newsletter

In this issue:

-Thank you!

 

- Sizzlin' Travel Opportunities

 

-Upcoming Conferences

 

-Spotlight Employee: Katy Jeffrey

 

-Spotlight Therapist: Amber Emily

 

-Reminders

 

-Happy Holidays!


Join Our Team!!
Upcoming Conferences

University of Indianapolis

College of Health Sciences (PT/OT)   
April 13th         

Nicoson Hall          

1400 East Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

 

AOTA Annual Conference and Expo 2012

April 26th-April 28th

Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, IN

 

MPTA Spring Conference

March 23rd-24th

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
    East Lansing, MI

 

 

 

LITTLE ADDITIONS TO 

THE THERAPY STAFF 

TEAM

Congratulations:

 

Anna Kostakis- 

OT, MI

  Amalia was born on December 31, 2011

 

Teresa Caldwell-   

COTA, IL

Nicholas William was born on January 7, 2012

 

Ebony Kelly-TSI Compliance

Kennedy Renee born on January 23, 2012    

 

 

 


March 2012
Dear Therapy Staff employees,

We wanted to take the time and thank you all for your amazing work over the past few months. Keep up the good work! As always is you need anything we are all here to help...it was we do best!

Inspirational Quote of the Quarter: 

 
 

Have you ever thought about traveling? Who hasn't right?! But perhaps you thought to yourself that you couldn't take that much time off from work or that you just don't have the time and it's way too expensive. Whatever the reason may be, becoming a traveling therapist allows you to do exactly that. Travel, with out the worries! 

 

Travel opportunities have many benefits that you may not be aware of. Many people wonder what they are going to do with their homes  while travelling. Do they need to sell or sublet their apartments? Where are they going live while travelling? No need to worry. Ultimately the decision is yours on what you would like to do with your residence and where you want to live but we are always here to help assist you along the way. With each travel opportunity we are able to put together various packages that provide a hourly rate as well as additional housing/meals/mileage options. 

 

Travel to Maine and grab a delicious lobster dinner or wake up with a warm cup of coffee from the the first ever Starbucks in Washington and anywhere and everywhere in between. Your options are unlimited!

 

 

 Sizzlin' HOT States right now:

California

Washington

Pennsylvania

Texas 

 
Please give us a call at 877-366-2580 if you would like to learn more about all of the opportunities we have available. 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight Internal Employee: Katy Jeffrey
Congratulations Katy! 

1. What do love about your job?

I love the connections I make with my therapists. I may not get to meet all of you in person, but I love you all the same!

2. What was your strangest job?

Aside from staffing OTs, COTAs, and SLP's in the state of Michigan? Only kidding! In college I was once one of those very annoying photographers that you see outside of stadiums that bug you for a picture, only to ask you to go to the website and pay money for that picture that was just taken. I am not proud!

3. What is your favorite thing to do outside of Therapy Staff?

I enjoy reading and relaxing as well as spending time with my close friends and family.

4. What is your favorite movie?

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it always makes me laugh!

5. What is your favorite food?

It's a tie between buffalo chicken wings and Sushi

6. What is the best advice you ever got?

"Live for today because yesterday is just a memory and tomorrow may not get here." This is a hard one to practice sometimes, but I try my best!"

7. Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself? 

I lettered in bowling in High School.

 

 Keep up the AWESOME work Katy!

Spotlight Therapist: Amber Emily-SLP- Traveler
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1. How long have you worked with Therapy Staff?  

I have only worked for Therapy Staff since the beginning of the year.  It definitely feels like a good fit already.

2. What made you decide to become a therapist?  

I always wanted a job where I could help people.  Becoming a nurse or a teacher never sounded like my path, so while I was at Ball State I began researching careers and discovered Speech-Language Pathology.  I read about it and even shadowed someone.  I took the Intro course and discovered what a great field it is, then when I learned about the great program BSU had, I knew that was it.

Once I got more in depth to what it was all about, I realized that I wanted to work with the geriatric population.  Sadly our culture does not show the elderly the respect that some do, yet older folks are such appreciative people.  Ideally I thought that if I can just make someone smile in their last days, then it is worth it.

3. What is the favorite part about your job?  

I think any therapist would say the best part of our job is the patients.  Everything we do is for them, even when they don't realize it.  My favorite thing is getting to know them, tapping into their personality and learning about what makes them tick.  And hearing the stories!  They are just full of surprises.  My favorites tend to be the ones that have lost their "filter" and just tell you exactly what they are thinking.  It usually leads to a good belly laugh.

4. If you weren't a therapist, what would you be doing for a living?  

Definitely nothing that involves sitting down in a cubicle and staring at a computer!  I need to be up moving and being face-to-face with real people.  I originally wanted to pursue telecommunications in college, and I could still see myself doing television or radio.  I am a speech therapist, so let's face it, I like to talk.  I could also see myself being a professional organizer.  Again, it's not surprising that a speech therapist enjoys labeling and color-coding things.

5. What are your hobbies or interests?  

I adore my dog, Izzy.  She is a Westie that I adopted about 3 years ago from a rescue organization.  She has adjusted to the traveling very well and is enjoying all the walks she is getting now that we are in a warmer climate.  I like to read, both fiction and non-fiction.  I love traveling, and I love meeting new people and finding how we are all connected.  I am a vegan and am passionate about being environmentally friendly.  Also, I am a proud aunt and have become quite good at spoiling my niece.

6. What is your favorite quote?  

My favorite quote would definitely have to be: "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours."

 

 *Thank you so much Amber for taking the time to let us all know a little more about you! Keep up the great work and keep the pictures from BEAUTIFUL Key West coming!


*Just as a reminder all therapist time sheets:

  • Must be signed by the Manager before it will be accepted.
  • One Location Per Time Sheet
  • Time Sheets are due by Sunday at 9:00AM

 

**Therapy Staff CPR In-service:

            When: March 31st, 10a-1p.  

Where:705 S Main St.

    Suite 220

                       Plymouth, MI 48170

*$25 per person.   

    Call Linda Laney to sign up (ext. 836) or email:   llaney@therapystaff.com  

  

***As always keep in mind that we do offer referral bonuses. If you have anyone who may be interested in working with Therapy Staff, LLC send them our way! (stipulations apply)

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THERAPY STAFF WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE SAFE AND HAPPY UPCOMING HOLIDAYS!

 

 

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