It is downright impossible to land teaching jobs in my area right now, even with a Special Ed license. My question is this: would you accept a para job in a local school to hold you over until a full time teaching position arises? I ask because I applied for a teaching position that I am now told is for the 7-12 grade level (i am 1-6). When the principal emailed me this, she also specifed that a para job may be opening up if I was interested. I said I would be interested, if the job is full time, because at this point I am in need of a full time position with decent pay and benefits. However, I am thinking that perhaps a para job would feel "beneath" me, in some way. I mean, I am qualified to lead a class and instead I am just going to be taking the backseat and be deferring to the teacher in the classroom. I dont know what to do. Do I consider this para job for the time being or do I keep subbing and hope that something comes up?