Honoring Dr. Charlena Seymour: A Juneteenth Tribute to a Visionary in Speech Language Pathology

American Medical Staffing, Dr. Charlena Seymore

On this Juneteenth, we proudly recognize the remarkable achievements of Dr. Charlena Seymour, a true pioneer in speech language pathology. As the first Black president of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), her impact on the profession is undeniable. Her dedication to supporting children with communication disorders and fostering diversity inspires us all. Early Life and Education: Dr. Seymour earned her doctorate from Ohio State University, laying the foundation for her illustrious career. Armed with knowledge and passion, she embarked on a lifelong journey dedicated to transforming the lives of those in need. Impact on Speech Language Pathology: Dr.  Seymour’s contributions to speech language pathology were immeasurable. Alongside her academic pursuits, she held teaching positions at various universities and served as the director of speech-language pathology at the National Black Child Development Institute. Through her expertise and leadership, she advanced the understanding and treatment of communication disorders. Champion of Diversity and Cultural Competence: Recognizing the need for greater representation and inclusion, Dr. Charlena Seymour played a pivotal role in establishing the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH). Through this organization, she paved the way for future generations of Black professionals in the field, fostering mentorship opportunities and creating a supportive community. Legacy and Continued Commitment: Today, we honor Dr. Seymour’s enduring legacy. Her unwavering dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare serves as a guiding light for our organization. We are inspired by her tireless efforts and commit ourselves to carrying forward her mission. We strive to create a healthcare landscape that embraces diversity, ensuring every individual receives the highest quality care. As we commemorate Juneteenth, we pay tribute to the exceptional achievements of Dr. Charlena Seymour. Her groundbreaking contributions as a trailblazer in speech language pathology and her advocacy for diversity and cultural competence continue to inspire us. Let us honor her legacy by working together to build a future where healthcare embraces the strengths and experiences of all individuals. We’re also celebrating Pride this month! Check out our blog on Carolyn Innes, Nurse and LGBTQ+ activist, here.

New to Schools? Discover the Advantages of Joining AMS as a Related Service Provider

American Medical Staffing, Joining AMS

SCHEDULES At American Medical Staffing (AMS), we understand the importance of work-life balance. That’s why we partner with schools across the country that offer a 35-hour-per-week schedule for related service providers. This means that you can have a fulfilling career while also having the time to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Paid Time Off (PTO) We believe that time off is important for your overall well-being. That’s why we offer generous PTO options, with the choice between 36 or 72 hours. Take the time you need to recharge and come back refreshed and ready to make a difference in the lives of the students you serve. COMMITMENT How long are you committed to an assignment? At AMS, we offer flexibility when it comes to the length of your assignments. Your contract is for a full school year, but if you love your placement, you often have the opportunity to stay year after year. On the other hand, if you’re ready for a change after the school year is over, we can help you find a new opportunity in a different setting. With us, you have choices. PAY STRUCTURE What are you paid for and when? We believe in being transparent when it comes to your pay. With AMS, you’ll be paid from the moment you arrive at your placement to the moment you leave on a weekly basis. You’ll always know what to expect when it comes to your paycheck. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS At AMS, we know that our employees are our most valuable asset. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 401k with up to a 2% match multiple health insurance plans with day-one coverage that extends over the summer $1,000 WIN-WIN referral program hotel discounts of up to 60% with Hotel Engine employee assistance program physical, mental, & financial wellness classes with Burnalong pet insurance   We trust that the information provided has given you a better understanding of why working with AMS is a fantastic opportunity. To explore the possibilities of joining our team, fill out an application here.

Why Work in St. Louis Schools

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Embrace the abundant opportunities and vibrant atmosphere of St. Louis schools in a city brimming with potential for professionals like you. In this blog, we shed light on the advantages of working in St. Louis and why you should consider joining our dynamic school communities. A Vibrant and Culturally Rich City: St. Louis schools thrive in a dynamic blend of cultural diversity and captivating experiences. Discover a city that celebrates art, history, and community engagement. Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene, attend lively festivals, and explore the rich cultural tapestry that adds flavor to your personal and professional life. Supportive and Close-Knit School Communities: In St. Louis, you’ll find welcoming and supportive school communities that foster strong connections between professionals, students, and families. Join a close-knit environment that values collaboration, teamwork, and mutual support. Experience the joy of making a genuine impact on the lives of students, fostering a sense of belonging and growth. Wide Range of Career Opportunities: St. Louis presents an array of exciting career opportunities in various specialized fields including: Special Education Teachers (SPED) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Audiologists Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) Psychologists Psychological Examiners Licensed Social Workers (LCSW) Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Empowering Student Success: St. Louis is committed to providing a thriving educational environment that supports student success. Join a community that values excellence, inclusivity, and equity in education. Contribute to shaping the lives of students, empowering them to reach their full potential. Your dedication will have a lasting impact on their futures. Unlock your potential and thrive in St. Louis, a city offering boundless opportunities within dynamic school communities. Embrace the vibrant culture, benefit from supportive school networks, and contribute to the educational landscape of a city that values your expertise. Join our team of professionals dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students. Your journey towards personal and professional fulfillment starts here, in the vibrant city of St. Louis. Take the leap and embark on a rewarding career in St. Louis, where limitless possibilities await you in our dynamic school communities. Apply here.