WHY CHOOSE PCSS?
In our practice, services don’t end after placing a credentialed clinician in your district. We see the placement of a clinician as only the beginning of the relationship. We provide ongoing clinician support to ensure that your sites are managed compliantly, and clinicians are providing effective services to their students. Our SLP directors often jump in with resources when students need extra care.
In addition to our directors’ ongoing support, Clinical Fellows are fully supervised by therapists from Pacific Coast Speech Services at no additional cost to the district. In the first few months, the typical PCSS clinical fellow receives two to three times the support required by the state licensing board and ASHA. Our supervisors are required to complete most of their supervision time onsite during the school day.
PCSS’s high level of clinician support yields reduced costs for districts, higher quality of services, more effective evaluations and treatment, and reduced attention needed from your staff in training and supervision.
PCSS clinicians consistently receive 9.6+ overall ratings on a 10-point scale. What does this rating mean? Therapists are rated on:
The 9.6 rating is our average level of satisfaction. Who rates our team? Special education directors, program specialists, and principals from Southern California schools. We know schools. We understand local communities. We recognize your challenges.
FLEXIBLE HOURS AVAILABILITY
In the current economic climate, contracting can help balance your district’s fiscal and workload needs. PCSS supports the local school community by assisting with temporary caseload expansions, site vacancies, maternity leaves, or issues with compliance.
Though the majority of our clinicians contract for a traditional academic year, we are happy to begin new positions throughout the school year. Our contracts are written for the specific length of assignments. We won’t make midyear staffing changes unless specifically agreed upon due to caseload changes or other unforeseen events. We have both SLPs and SLPAs available to serve schools during the summer, both for makeup and compensatory services and summer school programs.
Contracts may be canceled with 30 days’ written notice. Historically, this has only occurred due to district staff changes or other unforeseen events, and is rare.
FACTS ABOUT OUR CONTRACTS & OUR CLINICIANS
PCSS has a proven track record of avoiding mediation through excellent documentation and a clear understanding of IEP legal requirements
School districts in Orange County and the surrounding areas of San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Northern San Diego Counties have contracted with PCSS
PCSS contracts with nonpublic schools, including those which address severe autism and emotional challenges
In 2011-12, more than 50% of PCSS clinicians returned to the same site for a second year at the request of satisfied site and district administrators
Pacific Coast Speech Services has been a certified Nonpublic Agency since 1995
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