We’re Hiring! ERI Webinar Host 

We’re hiring a Webinar Host!

ERI, a small business that provides dynamic, evidence-based continuing education courses for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and assistants is hiring several part-time webinar hosts to help host its new live webinars. We are seeking hosts that are available to facilitate at least two webinars each month (through the end of this year, December 2020). This is a wonderful opportunity for PTs, OTs, SLPs, assistants, and therapy students to connect with presenters and learn new strategies and tools, while earning CEUs.  

Fee: In addition to receiving CEUs and additional opportunities for professional development, hosts will also receive an hourly rate commensurate with experience for each live webinar. 

Job responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in a one-hour orientation training to learn the online platform and the process for hosting 
  • Participate in a 45-minute practice session with each new course instructor 
  • Host 2-3 webinars per month between now and December 2020: 
  • It is required that hosts be available for: 
    • At least one weekend webinar each month AND either a second weekend webinar or a weeknight series webinar  
  • Time commitment: On average, the total number of hours for each webinar is between 10-14 hours  
    • Weekend webinars: 
      • Scheduled on Sat & Sun and average between 6-8 hours each day  (i.e. Sat & Sun from 10 am – 6 pm EST)
    • Weeknight series webinars:   
      • Course is spread out over several weeks in the evenings (i.e. every Monday night from 6-9 pm EST for 4 weeks)
  • Courses are scheduled 3 months in advance 
  • Provide the following services at each webinar: 
    • Manage chats with attendees
    • Launch polls and results of polls 
    • Help problem solve participant technological problems (i.e. audio/video issues) as they arise 
    • Read participant questions to instructor during the course 
    • Email handout links to participants if needed
    • Start/stop timers for breaks 
    • Check/change settings as needed 
    • Provide time/schedule checks as requested by speaker 
    • Monitor and check in on anyone “raising their hand” 
    • Remind presenter to repeat the question if answering directly from chat 
    • Download chat log prior to signing off 
    • Remind instructor to download their chat log before signing off 

      The ideal candidates will have these skills: 

      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build a rapport with course instructors and course participants 
      • Basic knowledge of technology and willingness to learn new technology. Experience with the online platforms such as Zoom or GoToTraining is a benefit but not required. We will train you!  
      • Ability to be flexible and trouble-shoot 
      • A positive attitude and an appreciation of the important role therapists serve in improving the lives of patients 
      • Technology Requirements 
        • Operating system: Windows 7 – Windows 10 Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – macOS Mojave 10.14 
        • High speed internet connection – Internet connection1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) 
        • Webcam 
        • Headset/microphone 
        • Quiet space to host, uninterrupted  

      To apply for this role, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@educationresourcesinc.com with the subject line: Webinar Host Application.  

       We look forward to hearing from you! 

      Join Miki Anderson Haas for ERI’s New Live One-day Webinar “Critically Thinking through the Critically Ill”

      As an acute care therapist you need the latest tools and techniques to effectively treat your patients. ERI is pleased to offer a NEW LIVE webinar for acute care therapists, “Critically Thinking Through the Critically Ill,” with Miki Anderson Haas PT, DPT.

      Join Miki Anderson Haas who is a practicing physical therapist in acute care with more than 10 years’ experience at a Level I trauma center in the ICU setting. The one-day LIVE session will focus on adult patients 18 years and older in the intensive care unit acute care setting and specifically when they are critically ill.  

      This course will go beyond the basic knowledge of evaluation and treatment of patients in the Critical Care Environment.  It will focus on expanding the role of the therapist in the ICU setting and establish a knowledge base and treatment approach beyond mobility and exercise.  The importance of utilizing a multi-professional team approach will be highlighted along with the value a therapist brings to this team.  Current research and case examples will be utilized throughout.   This course is applicable however to a large patient population of those who are or have been critically ill in their course.  

      At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

      • Discuss the importance of a multi-professional approach with complex patients in the ICU and identify early predictors and indicators to assist the medical team in determining a patient’s projected course
      • Perform treatments for the critically ill beyond mobility and exercise prescription and create a plan for timing of treatment to illicit maximal function with patients who are medically complex
      • Utilize outcome measures and an evidence based approach to guide treatment and problem solving through patient cases
      • Justify their own “gut instincts” regarding projecting a patient course and how to assist the multi-professional team in higher level clinical decision making

      This one-day LIVE webinar will take place Saturday June 20, 2020 from 10 am to 6:15 pm EST, and meets the criteria for 7 contact hours (.7 CEUs), Intermediate Level. Registration is limited so register early for “Critically Thinking through the Critically Ill”

      Join Mary (Polly) Tarbell-Bickley for ERI’s New Webinar “Assessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders: Assessing and Treating the Whole Child”

      “Assessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders: Assessing and Treating the Whole Child”

      Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole ChildWith her dynamic presentation style and deep expertise gained over 20 years as a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding disorders, Mary (Polly) Tarbell-Bickley CCC-SLP, M.Ed’s continuing education courses are extremely popular with OTs and SLPs across the nation. Now is your chance to learn from Polly directly  from the comfort of your home with ERI’s new LIVE Webinar “Assessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders: Assessing and Treating the Whole Child.” The course will take place Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 am – 6:15 pm EST, and Sunday, July 26 from 10:00 am – 5:45 pm EST.

      Polly will teach clinicians the necessary components of a comprehensive evaluation of feeding problems including those encountered by children with oral motor dysfunction, oral motor inexperience, oral hypersensitivity, behavioral rigidity and anxiety as seen in children with cardiac issues, prematurity, ASD, syndromes and SPD. Focus will be on a holistic treatment approach for challenging feeding disorders that are characteristically seen with tube dependency, oral inexperience, severe oral hypersensitivity, rigid eating patterns, and difficulty transitioning to table foods.

      Participants will gain a comprehensive therapy toolbox including suggestions for reducing mealtime stress and anxiety and ensuring family carryover. Video case analysis will enhance problem-solving in hospital, school, home, and private practice settings.

      • After completing this course, participants will be able to:
      • Identify children who are appropriate for oral functional therapy.
      • Perform a holistic evaluation for complex feeding problems.
      • Identify the barriers to normal eating patterns and reasonable treatment goals.
      • Develop a holistic treatment approach, including determining treatment priorities and the appropriate intensity of therapy (including issues of timing as to when to use resources differently).

      The two-day live webinar takes place July 25-26, 2020 and meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Please know that registration is limited so register today for: “Assessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders: Assessing and Treating the Whole Child”.

      Join Dr. Kay Toomey for ERI’s New Webinar “When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding”

      Have you always wanted to learn from Dr. Kay Toomey but never had the opportunity to attend one of her extremely popular and often sold-out conferences? ERI is pleased to bring Dr. Toomey directly to you through our new LIVE webinar “When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders Assessment and Treatment Using the S.O.S Approach to Feeding.” Join Dr. Toomey and her colleagues Deborah Lagerborg CCC-SLP, and Susan Kniffen MS ORT/L, Thursday July 16, through Sunday July 19, and learn the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding, a transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years.ERI Feeding Course

      The SOS Approach is a results-driven feeding program that utilizes 30 years of proven clinical experience helping children learn the skills they need to eat well. Dr. Toomey and her team train professionals in the field about feeding challenges and how to best utilize the S.O.S approach in their practices. Through this webinar, therapists and feeding professionals will expand their practice, learn new strategies, change the way they view assessment, and improve their impact on parents and caregivers.

      Course participants will learn to:

      1. Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding

      2. Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles

      3. Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a feeding assessment

      4. Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization, to feeding problems

      5. Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats

      The four-day course takes place July 16 through 19 from 8am-5pm CST (9am-6pm EST, 7am-4pm MST, and 6am-3pm PST) and meets the criteria for 28.5 contact hours. Registration is extremely limited and open to the first 130 registrants. Click HERE today to register for ERI’s LIVE Webinar “When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders Assessment and Treatment Using the S.O.S Approach to Feeding.”

      Join Suzanne Davis Bombria for ERI’s NEW Live Webinar “Posture, Movement & Function: Beyond the Basics – An Integrated Approach”

      Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT, is an internationally recognized therapist and speaker and NDT Coordinator-Instructor for the intensive NDTA™ Certification course in pediatrics for physical, occupational & speech therapists – and now is you chance to learn directly from her though our new LIVE webinarPosture, Movement & Function: Beyond the Basics – An Integrated Approach.”

      The four part webinar will takes place:
      Tuesday, June 9, 6 pm  – 9 pm EST
      Thursday, June 11, 6 pm -9:30 pm EST
      Tuesday, June 16, 6 pm – 9 pm EST
      Thursday, June 18, 6 pm to 9 pm EST

      Please know that space is limited for this webinar and is expected to fill quickly. Join Suzanne as she answers many neuromotor dysfunction questions commonly asked by pediatric therapists including: “Where do I start?”  “How do I prioritize in therapy?”  “What is the most effective way to reach the functional goal?” “How do I work with children with complex issues for best outcomes?” 

      Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

      • Determine the differences between function & participation and why therapists need to go beyond milestones 
      • Apply the components of the ICF model & the NDT perspective using patient examples
      • Utilize the Assessment & Treatment Strategy Worksheet that incorporates the ICF Model, evaluate a child on video 
      • Identify the components of therapy Intervention using principles of Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning 
      • Write meaningful goals that have a life impact 
      • Measure the degree of progress/outcome using the GAS (Goal Attainment Scale)  

      Complete all four sessions for 11.5 Hours 1.15 (CEUs). Register for exceptional, accredited webinars that count towards live continuing education requirements.

      Enrollment for this webinar is limited so click HERE today to register for ERI’s LIVE Webinar.