Ugh....so many Temp positions :(

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  1. alp123

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    Is it me or has anyone else noticed all the temp positions? I'm finishing up a Temp position at an amazing school. My P wants to hire me, but there are no openings. Schools are losing positions at this district..I just wish I could get a probationary job. Many of the jobs in my area and other counties are temp jobs. Am I missing something?? I'm in California.

    Feeling discouraged. :(
     
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    You and me both! I know how you feel. I too am noticing the same thing...not sure why.

    I hate to say it - but I’m getting so discouraged I’m honestly wondering if I need to start thinking about getting into a different industry.

    Anyway- sorry I can’t be more encouraging!
     
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    Most of our teaching jobs start as term/temp positions. There are only 2 kinds of contracts in our province: term or permanent. Term positions give everyone involved the chance to make sure it’s a good fit. Most new teachers do at least 2 terms before getting a permanent offer.

    Also, divisions need to be able to protect the permanent employees, so they keep term positions in case of layoffs/ budget reductions.
     
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    I am noticing more teacher subject/coach positions. Bunch of positions with coaching attached to title. So, I can't even apply to them b/c of the coach.
    I am not noticing the temp positions here in South TX.
     
  7. Ima Teacher

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    We don't often have positions posted as temp, but in reality they all are because they are all one-year contracts.

    I took a temp job one year. The teacher who left the position was going overseas to teach for a year. I'm still in that position 20+ years later because when someone takes a leave, they are told they can return to a position, but not necessarily their old position. I kept her position, and she was given another one, and another teacher was let go.
     
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    What’s your credential in? Is it in STEM, ESL, SPED, or a foreign language?

    I actually love the temp positions over the permanent positions because I don’t plan on switching from my current school and I can work during the summer and leave at the end with no strings attached. To clarify, summer-school teachers are paid $50/hr where I live and work like 6 hours a day for 4 days a week. That means I can make an extra $4,800/month for 2 months (or $9,600 in total). I love it!

    The added benefit is that I am qualified to teach at the local community college and will teach a night class in the next few weeks so I can make even more money. I was elated when I found this out last summer because they said all I need was prior teaching experience, good references, a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Mathematics Education. I have all of those and so I was floored.

    If you have a Masters degree, you might want to look into whether you can teach at a community college!
     
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    The teacher shortage is real. Where I live this is the first year where it was difficult to find teachers. In fact some teachers are not being released after the contract date because it is difficult to have a replacement.
     
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    In reality, there is not a true teacher shortage. There are plenty of credentialed teachers to go around. There is a shortage in certain areas. In other areas there are 30+ applicants per open position and many more for more popular subjects such as history.

    So, there is a shortage of teachers willing to move to where the jobs are.
     
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    You are right about teachers moving to those areas. I'll admit that I probably didn't take the time to write my post as well as I should have. Yes, there are teacher shortages in many areas and I live in one now. Wasn't like that several years ago.
     
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    I'm multiple subject-elementary with middle school English authorization. I was hired to fill in for a teacher who went on maternity leave in December, but she is returning next school year. My contract ends June 5th. This school is awesome but the district keeps saying because of "low enrollment" they have to eliminate positions so teachers are being shuffled around. And many academic coach positions are being eliminated, so they have to be placed. I hope the fact that I didn't get hired doesn't look like a non-renewel. Anyone know? I was hired as a Temp. and received outstanding observations. My P wrote me an amazing lor. Rumor has it that the board is only going to hire 1 multiple subject teacher next year as of a week ago. But, that can change. I have a MA in education so I'm not sure what I'm qualified to teach at a cc.
     
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    Where do you live?
     
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    Nebraska
     
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    In Texas, many big districts have made the news as they’re laying off several hundred teachers each. Several smaller districts around me have not always filled teachers who leave or retire for the past four or five years as our funding is messed up.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Fortunately, I haven't heard of any layoffs...but definitely more Temp jobs. :(
     
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    Yes, in TX I am noticing the big districts holding off. The small districts do not have positions I am looking for.
     

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