Pros: building relationships with the students
Cons: low pay, staff unproffessional, system failure
I worked as a substitute paraprofessional and I really enjoyed working with the students in the special education department. If you enjoy being a mentor and compassionate about helping them succeed this will be very fulfilling. However the teacher I was under lacked preparation, the proper skills, and mentality so it made my job twice as hard. Also the management system as a whole need a custome service in-service on how to treat your peers, students, and visitors. What could have been a very rewarding job turned out to be unfullfilling especially considering the paycut I took.