Frequently Asked Questions about Contract School Therapy

Will I be an employee of Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services or the school district?

You will be an employee of Cobb Pediatric not the school district. We will find you a position within one of our school district partners.

Will I be an independent contractor or an employee?

You will be a Cobb Pediatric employee, and if you work a minimum of 30 hours per week, you will be eligible to receive benefits. You will be a W-2 employee, not a 1099 contractor.

Will I get paid for school holidays and during summer break?

You will have the benefit of following the school calendar, having weekends, school holidays and summer breaks off! While school holidays are unpaid, as a full-time employee (30 hours/week or more), you can opt for 12-month pay, so you will receive a paycheck year round – even during breaks and summer!

Do you offer temporary or permanent positions?

We offer school-based positions based on the staffing needs of our school partners. While most of our schools anticipate placement for the entire length of the school year, approximately 36 weeks or 9 months, some of our school partners may request a specific temporary need to cover short-term leaves, such as a maternity leave or early retirement.

Do you offer part-time and full-time positions?

Yes, both part-time and full-time positions are available and based on the needs of the school district. Full-time positions range from 25 to 40 hours and 4 to 5 days per week. Anything less than 30 hours per week is considered part time and may be as few as 2-3 hours per week.

What employee benefits do you offer?

Please review our benefits page to view all of the benefits we offer to our employees working 30 hours per week or more.

Do you cover continuing education costs?

Yes. We provide continuing education support for our full-time employees through an annual stipend. We also offer free monthly continuing education webinars through our online learning management system Cobb Connects.

What type of support will I have?

You will have the benefit of Cobb Pediatrics’ multilayered support system that includes a team lead, a clinical manager (who is also a therapist), the ability to earn continuing education units, access to Cobb Connects, an online education portal and community of your colleagues, and more!