Certified Teachers as Paras

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  1. daisycay

    daisycay Rookie

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    Has anyone else had trouble getting a Para job because they are a certified teacher? I want a para job, not a full time teaching position.
     
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    I've met many paras who have their teaching credentials. They work as paras because they can't find full time teaching positions right now.
     
  4. Peachyness

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    I'm a para. Many of the new paras they hired (12 back in January) either have our credentials or is in the process of obtaining one. In this area I live in, these are the only types of jobs that we can get. I don't mind as I also like to work only part time.
     
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    mopar Multitudinous

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    Many of our paras are certified teachers as well.
     
  6. waterfall

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    The paras in my district aren't, but that's because the job market is pretty okay here. In my home state it was extremely common to see certified teachers as paras because it was the only job they could find.
     
  7. donziejo

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    None of our paras are certified teachers. They do all have at least an Associate degree. We need teachers in the state of Mississippi.
     
  8. orangetea

    orangetea Connoisseur

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    We have a few paras that are certified teachers. But I teach in a high school, so we don't have many paras (except for special education).
     
  9. yellowdaisies

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    I'm one of two paras in an RSP room, and we are both certified teachers. It's really common these days, just like subs being certified.
     
  10. flutetoot

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    I am a para and certified - cannot find a teaching job. Most of the paras I work with have their certification.
     
  11. Lessa99

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    I agree, it is not all that uncommon. I also had to take a Para job in order to get into the district I wanted.

    I know the school loves it because they pull me about one to two days a week to sub for a teacher that didn't get a sub! I love it!

    As a recommendation, get a flu shot and Pertussis booster shot! I contracted Pertussis from my student who has missed the past two weeks of school! I am currently home because the school will not allow me to step in the building until I have had a 5 day treatment of antibiotics!
     
  12. Mom_to_3

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    I too am a para that is certified. It is pretty common in Illinois, where I live, to find certified teachers working as subs or paras.
     

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