Para Professional (Female, Age 42) in carson city, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Para Professional|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||carson city, NY|
|Years Experience||3 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|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a public school district
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am currently working in a pre-k class. We have 2 classes which each have 20 kids. I do all the teaching of preschool with the otehr 2 staff
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
full health dental and vision insurance, work 9 months a year,75 hours of sick leave per year, all holidays and school vacations are paid
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel that I should be making more money
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with 2 other people in the classroom. I really enjoy it becasue we are 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.
I work in a classroom and like it
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7
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||I am getting ready for work|
|8am to 9am||I get to work, make coffee and make sure the classroom is set up for the day|
|9am to 10am||we are doing different work stations in the class. we have an art center, math center, writing center,reading cneter and computer center|
|10am to 11am||the kids are finsishing up the centers, we are getting snack ready, they eat snack then we go outside to play|
|11am to 12pm||the kids go home and i go tolunch till 12:00|
|12pm to 1pm||we do a repeate of the morning session|
|1pm to 2pm||repeate of the morning session|
|2pm to 3pm||repeate of the morning session then the kids go home at 2:45. i get off work at 3:00|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
I looked up school districts in my area
What was the application process?
i applied and attached my resume
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I was interviewed by the principal, and teacher
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I don’t remember any of the questions but they were pretty general questions.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes they explained in detail the job expectations
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
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?
You will need to have a BA college degree or take the state Para Professional test. Pass a drug test and be fingerprinted.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
you must like kids and be a team player
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?
Just go with the flow of the classroom and be a team player and if you don’t know something just ask.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes i usually work in special education but due to budget cuts i got demoted
What are your current career goals?
I would like to get back into special education
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
working in the schools is great. you get great hours , weekends off and lots of vacations
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||para professional||11 years||18000|
|Prior Job 2|
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