Say Hello to Our Community of School-Based Clinicians

We are a community of Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathology Assistants who offer hybrid, remote, and in-person services to school districts. Let's work together to support student success through our flexible service delivery models.

I am a school administrator who needs support for my students.

Our dedicated clinicians provide in-school or virtual services to support students in your district. Get insight on our service models, discover who we are, meet our clinicians, and learn how to bring a clinician to your district.

I am a clinician who is passionate about making a difference.

If you thrive on building genuine connections with children while helping them reach their goals, you’ve come to the right place. Discover our difference, browse training and resources, and check out our current job openings.

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

Stay in-the-know — here, you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Are you hiring for SLPs, SLPAs, school psychologists, or OTs?

Yes! Please visit our Careers page for our current job postings.

When considering hiring, what do you look for in a specialist?

We want to know what is important to you as a clinician, professionally and personally. We look for folks who ask smart questions, are curious, and are open to tackling challenges and dynamic problem-solving. We are not interested in someone who already knows almost everything. We love the folks that are strong enough to ask for help. Our consistent delivery of superior service comes from staff with passionate whys and a belief in the power of service within the schools and in our clinic. Candidates must be a good fit for our culture of collaboration, sharing, energy, and learning.
How do I bring a Care Options for Kids by The Hello Foundation specialist to my district?

Reach out and say hello! Fill out our contact form and tell us a little about yourself, your staffing challenge, and what type of solution you're looking for. We'll then work with you to figure out which of our models is the best fit, set up interviews with our staff, and help them get settled in seeing students ASAP.
Why do school districts and ESDs contact you for help?

High workloads for staff, family leaves, and staff vacancies can all result in administrators needing to contact us for assistance. In addition, many districts have had unfavorable experiences with other contracting companies and are looking to try something different. They are attracted to working with us because they are committed to superior services for kids and are aware of our reputation for being easy to work with, transparent, and consistently having excellent clinicians on staff.
How do you ensure the highest quality of service to students and districts?

We dedicate resources to delivering quality service at every level of our organization. First, we work to understand district and building priorities before a contract is signed so that our clinicians enter their placements ready to be effective team members. Then, while our clinicians are in your district, we provide site supervision to ensure they are meeting both our high expectations and the needs of the workload. We further support our clinicians and the work they do with ongoing free continuing education and a vibrant online community that is always available for collaboration. Finally, our conversations with districts and clinicians don’t stop when the contract is signed. Our Leadership Team is available to answer phone calls and emails daily and prides itself on prompt, clear, and meaningful communication.
Do you charge different rates/fees for different types of tasks performed by your clinicians in the schools?

We charge a flat hourly rate for our services, and there are no hidden fees for different types of tasks performed. The rate will depend on the type of specialist providing the service (SLP, school psychologist, occupational therapist, SLPA). Our Clinicians manage their entire caseload, including evaluations, paperwork, and meetings. 
What technology does our district need for teletherapy to work in our school?

Your students will need access to a computer and/or tablet with a camera attached and speakers headphones a good internet connection (high-speed is best). We listen to the district's IT department and use the platform of their choice.
What is an SLP (speech-language pathologist)?

Speech-language pathologists (also known as SLPs or speech therapists) are highly trained in assessing and treating communication disorders. SLPs work with people of all ages who struggle with making sounds (articulation), producing and understanding language, and issues related to vocal quality, fluency (stuttering), and swallowing and feeding. SLPs who “have their C’s” are holders of the Certificate of Clinical Competence, a credential issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that assures clinical excellence. Every SLP at The Hello Foundation is licensed in their state of residence and the state they practice in and holds their CCC.
What is an SLPA (speech-language pathology assistant)?

Speech-language pathology assistants are support personnel who have completed coursework, fieldwork, and on-the-job training related to speech-language pathology. They must be directly supervised by a licensed SLP and may be certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (C-SLPA) and/or licensed by individual states. Check out our free Workload Responsibilities for SLPs, SLPAs, and EAs resource for more information about 15 of the most common responsibilities of a school speech-language pathology team and who can perform each one — the SLP, the SLPA, or the EA.
What is a school psychologist?

School psychologists are specially trained school staff who provide direct and consultative support for students, teachers, school administrators, families, and community partners. School psychologists may be certified by the National Association of School Psychologists and/or licensed by their individual state(s). Check out this blog post by our Lead School Psychologist, Laura, for more information about all of the things school psychs do.
What is an OT (occupational therapist)?

Occupational therapists (or OTs) are highly trained professionals in assessing and treating issues related to the performance of everyday activities. OTs work with people of all ages and abilities to help them fully participate and gain independence in all aspects of daily life, including dressing, feeding, and work-related skills. Some OTs also specialize in issues related to the hands or issues related to sensory processing. OTs may earn both Board Certification and/or Speciality Certification from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Check out this fun 10 Things Occupational Therapists Do downloadable for more information.

Our Resources

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A Career That Brings Joy

Compassion drives our culture at Care Options for Kids, formerly The Hello Foundation. That’s why we foster a work environment that celebrates learning and growth, respects individual needs, and encourages community and collaboration. In doing so, we empower clinicians to provide the best services for students. The most fulfilling phase of your career is waiting for you - discover how rewarding work can be.

Check Out Our Resources

We love our community of clinicians, and one of the ways we rally behind you is by providing the resources and support that help you best serve students. Explore our wide inventory of downloadables, blog posts, news updates, certification information, teletherapy training, and much more.

Our Locations

Care Options for Kids is continually expanding. Our growing team of clinicians provides school-based services for children in several states.
Map of School-Based Services Locations

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