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Professional Development

We offer engaging, affordable and convenient programs to help your teachers and aides complete PA Department of Education-mandated professional development hours.

Topics That Meet Your Needs

IMG_2377Our on-site training and customized workshops are designed to meet your needs. You can choose from our list of suggested topics or we can develop a training just for you. All trainings are provided by certified teachers, human resource specialists, working professionals or experienced teacher aides. Sample topics include:

  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training (Act 71)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Confidentiality
  • An Educator’s Guide to the Opioid Public Health Crisis
  • Helping Children of Drug & Alcohol Users
  • Botvin Lifeskills® Training Program
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Training
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training
  • Grief in the Classroom
  • Empowered You: Maintaining Sanity Through Self-Care
  • A Strengths-Based Approach to Reaching At-Risk Learners
  • Using Free Online Resources to Supplement Classroom Instruction

More Information

Please contact Emily at 814-262-0732 x230 for more information or to schedule a training.

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✨$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS✨

Seeking an opportunity to promote mental wellness in early childhood? Join our team as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to work in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. Benefits include training, development, career advancement opportunities, and more! Pay rate: $18.00 - $20.00/hour. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Behavior Science, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or other related field, a minimum of 2500 hours of experience working with children, and the ability to pass clearances. Apply online today at tinyurl.com/ct6vtkvs #HiringNow
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✨$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS✨

Seeking an opportunity to promote mental wellness in early childhood? Join our team as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to work in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. Benefits include training, development, career advancement opportunities, and more! Pay rate: $18.00 - $20.00/hour. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Behavior Science, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or other related field, a minimum of 2500 hours of experience working with children, and the ability to pass clearances. Apply online today at https://tinyurl.com/ct6vtkvs #HiringNow