March 1, 2017
New Student Relations Manager
Hello PCAs. I will be using this blog to introduce myself as the new relations manager. My name is Alexandra Rosado, I go by Alex. I just started working for Student Experience this past month. Many of you may already know, but Tracy has taken a new position to teach English in China for a year. As sad as this is, I think we can all agree that this is an opportunity of a life time and an experience that we all wish we could have. I have been hired to replace her and I moved from Arizona to Minnesota with my fiancé. I have a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and like many of you, I have worked predominantly with children who struggle with behaviors. I am also licensed in Arizona to be a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. I enjoy being outside, doing different arts and crafts and talking to people. If you haven’t heard from me yet, my goal is to contact all PCAs at the end of March. But, don’t let that stop you from contacting me. I am here if you have any questions or if you just want to chat.
Spring Break! IT’S AROUND THE CORNER
Just as a friendly reminder…if you are planning to go out of town or even out of the state you still need to get your shifts taken care of. (Regardless of the reason, if you can’t make a shift please get the shift covered) PLAN AHEAD. The Spring Semester with Student Experience doesn’t end until May 31st, therefore any shifts you currently have, you are responsible for getting them filled if you’re unable to work them. Here are the steps you should take to make sure your client is taken care of.
- Check with the family: Inform the family of any dates you’re planning to be gone
- The family will then tell you whether they need coverage or not. If they do, IMMEDIATELY begin working on finding a fill in.
- Contact the office and inform them of the dates you’re looking to have off so they are also aware ahead of time
- Contact current PCAs: Call, text, and email all PCAs who are currently trained to work with your client(s). See if they can trade or pick up your shift(s)
- Fill in list: If none of the current PCAs are available, and the family is ok with a non-familiar PCA to coming in a work with your client, contact the office for the master fill-in list.
- PLEASE COMMUNICATE TO THE FAMILY AND THE OFFICE ON HOW YOU’RE DOING WITH FINDING COVERAGE
If you are unable to find coverage, and the client cannot go unstaffed, you will be required to work. (90% of healthcare related positions will need to work Holidays, it comes with the territory unfortunately)