Teachers Aide (Female, Age 24) in stratford, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Teachers Aide|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|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.
the firm i work for is a school that is for autisic children. It is a rather small organization that employs 50 teachers, teachers aide and office personal.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
my duties are working in a classroom with the children, we have to teach them in different ways for they are non verbal. I am responable for three students each day, and also overseeing others.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance ,dental, life insurance sick days,
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 with the head teacher in the classroom and also the other teacher assistants
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.
it is a school building it is rather on the old side i would love to see it more up to date
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1
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||up in the morning shower eat breakfast get ready to leave for work|
|8am to 9am||in my classroom students arrive preparing for the day|
|9am to 10am||working with the students doing our projects and education with them|
|10am to 11am||break for students back to teaching|
|11am to 12pm||lunch for the students|
|12pm to 1pm||students are back from lunch and so are we and we continue our day working with them|
|1pm to 2pm||we usually have a fun hour for them and they enjoy this very much can be a movie, our playing some games|
|2pm to 3pm||students will be finishing up there day and we will be preparing them to leave this is a long process with the autistic children|
|3pm to 4pm||after school work in classroom going over what we will try to accomplish for tommorow|
|4pm to 5pm||on my way home from work|
|5pm to 6pm||home, eating dinner and trying to unwind|
|6pm to 7pm||doing whatever chores i need to laundry etc|
|7pm to 8pm||watch a little television go on computor|
|8pm to 9pm||relax|
|9pm to 10pm||relax|
|10pm to 11pm||off to bed|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
i found it in the newspaper
What was the application process?
first a resume than i had two different interviews a drug test and finger printed and a background check
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes i had to interview two different times one was with the head of the school, and one was with a group of teachers
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
do i enjoy working with children, can i deal with behavior problems, questions on what i would do in different occasions of problems, and overall could i handle it
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes we have training every month on the children we work with
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
cpr, training for behavior problems, lockdowns etc,
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes it helped but alot of it became hands on and learning by working in the field
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
for the most part it did, but i really learned more when i started working one on one with the students
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
to get there degree in teaching in special education,
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
strong social skills very high tolerance of working with children with special needs. strong skills in organization and the ability to want to help children
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes a teaching degree our at least a associte degree in human services
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
you have to have a great deal of patience for some days you feel that you are getting no where with the children, hard work drains you and the pay is not that good
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes i would like to remain there and become a head teacher, i like the school and my co workers and i have a good repore with them
What are your current career goals?
to become a head teacher to go back to school part time and get my masters degree
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
this is a wonderful career if you enjoy working with special needs children,
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||teachers aide||2 years||10.50/per hour|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|southern ct||human services|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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