Shane Warner, OTR/L, MOT
- 2010: Graduated from University of Utah with Masters in Occupational Therapy.
- 2010: Became licensed and registered as an occupational therapist.
- 2011: Began working as an occupational therapist in CCSD.
What is the best part of your job with Clark County School District?
I love the schedule as a school-based occupational therapist. It’s so nice having time off for holidays and summer. Being done with work earlier in the day allows therapists to either be home with their kids when they’re getting home from school or allows therapists to pick up side jobs (home health, etc) to make some extra money. I also love the flexibility of the schedule. I know the amount of time I need to see the students on my caseload and can organize the time in a way that makes sense for me rather than having a very concrete daily schedule determined by someone else.
What do you love about living in Clark County?
To be honest, it took me a little bit of time to understand the great things about living in Clark County. Once I realized that there was more to this county than the Las Vegas Strip, I really began to enjoy living here. There are close locations for hiking, boating, skiing, and so many other outdoor activities. They also have done a great job with having many parks throughout the valley that you can have a BBQ or do an outdoor activity with family or friends. It’s a 24/7 city, and it’s very nice to always have something open if you need to grab dinner or grab something at the store late at night. I also enjoy that it is roughly 3 ½ – 4 hour drive to the coast if I want to get out of town and spend time on the beach. The entertainment in this city is top of the line, and I have really enjoyed being able to see some world-class entertainment so close to home. There are great things available to families and kids as well as fun things for night life if you want to go out and spend time on the town.
What sets the Clark County School District apart from other employers?
For me, the supervisors in the OT/PT department are a big reason why I stay in the district. They are very supportive of the therapists and are great advocates for the therapists if there are any issues/concerns. Though there are demands and requirements of the therapists with their caseloads, they trust you and don’t micromanage you and are there to support you however they can. They respect you as a professional but get to know you as a person. I know they care, and it’s great being able to work under someone that you respect and trust. It’s something I’ve noticed because it doesn’t compare to other employers I have had in other settings.