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ASSISTANTS: BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Working collaboratively with your co-workers will help you enjoy your position more and can lead to additional opportunities for you to be an even more integral part of your team.

Being a team player can help your overall job satisfaction and enhance your job performance. Being a team player also means that you can flex to accommodate the work styles of your other teammates and contribute to a positive working environment.

Show your value—become an ASHA-certified assistant (starting in 2020). To learn more, fill out the form below.

 

PRACTICE OPEN COMMUNICATION

Communication, including active listening, builds camaraderie in the workplace. Be sure to speak up when you have ideas or concerns and listen to your coworkers to create a respectful team environment.

PLAY YOUR ROLE POSITIVELY

Everyone has a role, and each role is vital to a successful workspace. Understand your team’s skill set, scope of work, and thinking styles. Regardless of your role, bring positivity to your work and watch it spread across the team.

BRING YOUR BEST INTENTIONS

Engage your co-workers by looking at the skills of everyone on your team. When everyone feels valued people are better at sharing ideas and creativity increases. Plus, when teams start with good intentions, they accept responsibilities as individuals and as a group—that includes successes and mistakes!

SUPPORT YOUR TEAM

Support is essential in a happy and productive workplace. No matter your title, supporting one another and giving each other honest feedback and guidance makes for a happy workplace. Offering to help a colleague out of a challenging situation can help you build trust and may even allow them to see you in a new light.

PRACTICE COLLABORATION

Collaboration is the key to success. The more you collaborate and the more you communicate, the more you can achieve together. Get into the habit of asking, “How can I help?” even if this means taking on tough jobs. This small act can go a long way in building a collaborative environment.

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We're glad you're interested in ASHA's assistants certification program. We'd love to learn more about you. We'll be in touch with more information and resources to help you prepare for certification.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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