(Female, Age 55) from simi valley, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||simi valley, NY|
|Years Experience||17 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
elementary school k-6 special education
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
help teach the students, change diapers, feed students with special needs.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
insurance bleu cross, summers off, 1 day a month off (sick leave)
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes we all work as a team
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
school setting different stuff going on everyday
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 3
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 2
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||getting ready for work, drop off grandson at friends house|
|8am to 9am||getting students off bus, help with getting students cleaned an changed, getting class ready for the day.|
|9am to 10am||language arts, assisting student with medical needs, snack time.|
|10am to 11am||recess, 10-10:20 ,changing students getting ready for lunch, medical procedure|
|11am to 12pm||lunch. recess|
|12pm to 1pm||returning from lunch, getting students ready for afternoon,|
|1pm to 2pm||art time, pe getting students ready to go home|
|2pm to 3pm||take kids to bus, put kids on bus, go home.|
|3pm to 4pm||pick up grandson, run errands, go home|
|4pm to 5pm||start getting ready for dinner.|
|5pm to 6pm||dinner for grandson, preparing dinner|
|6pm to 7pm||eating dinner, waiting for hubby and son to come home.|
|7pm to 8pm||clean up after dinner get ready for tomorrow.|
|8pm to 9pm||relax, down time get grandson ready for bed|
|9pm to 10pm||watch tv, get ready for bed|
|10pm to 11pm||bed time|
|11pm to 12am||sleep tight.|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
talking with others
What was the application process?
submitted resume, oral test after written resume assuming you passed the written part
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
in the beginning i did but when i got to the first school i worked at (subbing) i was able to just walk into my position.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
too long ago to remember
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
not at all you are just put into a classroom not knowing what kind of kids there might be.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
no training (some childhood experience would be nice)
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
not at all not given any training
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
have lots of patience, love children
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
be able to lift have a great sense of humor.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
lots of patience.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes love the kids even though on certain days you go home exhausted
What are your current career goals?
nothing really at this point
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||paraeducator||17 years||21000||helping students with special needs|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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