Parent Educator (Current Employee) – Decatur, IL – November 16, 2013
Job Description: Atypical day at work is going on visits with clients and their children that range from 0-5 years of age. Assisting a child and assessing their progress and sharing the information with their family. I have learned as a case manager you can have the highest expectation's for a family, but if they don't want it's not a goal or reachable. As a parent educator this position conducts investigations of child care in there homes subject to regulation in accordance with the Human Resource Code. Minimum Standards, and agency policies and procedures to determine whether abuse/neglect and/or noncompliance has occurred. The position interacts routinely with Illinois Department of Family and Protective Services staff, representatives from various organizations, and the general public. Investigates complaints of abuse/neglect in licensed/registered and unregulated facilities. Investigates complaints alleging illegal child care. •Documents findings of investigations and notifies child care providers of findings and any corrective or adverse actions being taken. •Responds to emergency complaints of abuse/neglect in licensed/registered and illegal child care operations. •Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. •Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts. •Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Skill in effective organizational skills. Skill in assertiveness. •Ability to identify violations of law and policies. My co workers and I have case discussionsmore... to handle and analyze a clients solution and need of resources. The hardest part of my job is when the resources are out of funds. The best part of my job is assisting families as needed.less
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Decatur, AR – January 17, 2016
Run reports from data base to reflect students grades and progress.
Worked with students who had difficulties functioning in a normal classroom. Students worked at their own pace in all subject areas on a computer based program. I had to be able to assist and tutor the students in order for them to complete courses on a timely basis. I mentored the students in all areas of their school experience.
I learned students don't all want to learn and it is extremely difficult to get the student to see their full potential. No matter how much you want their success you cant always get them to see it in themselves.
Most coworkers cooperated to achieve student success. However, some coworkers seemed to have a not care attitude. Which was extremely frustrating to me, because I wanted to see all students succeed.
The hardest part of my job was the fact that these students had multiple social, academic, and aggressive tendencies problems. It was hard to handle the emotional frustrations the students encountered.
The most enjoyable part was when a student that had been struggling with a problem finally understood and completed the coursework.
You had to be on guard of the aggressive behaviors of the students
IT Department (Current Employee) – Computer Technology – March 21, 2015
Great bosses, co-workers, cross training, great work ethics, want the best for staff and students. Believe in great technology for all not just non- gifted or just gifted students. Care for employees and families of employees and students families. The district believes in highering all people and promotes within. Enjoying my time with dos61, it is a very good school district with some great principles.
Director of Human Resources (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – February 16, 2015
Under the leadership of Superintendent Taylor this school district has a strong history of student focus, caring staff and educational leadership. This district's decision are made based on what is best for students.
great work/life balance; caring staff; fun workplace
Teacher/Specialist (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – January 6, 2015
Diverse and progressive learning opportunities! DPS 61 is a leader student- lead learning initiatives. Moving toward a one-to-one environment and a cooperative approach to curriculum development and implementation.
Migrant Aide (Former Employee) – Decatur, AR – July 22, 2014
Reviewed applicants to assure they qualified for the migrant program. Maintained a caseload of 70 students. Tutored students in areas that needed improvement. Worked with the teachers to assist students with their homework. Worked with students from pre-K to 12th grade.
Teacher's Assistant / APR (Current Employee) – Decatur, IL – June 18, 2014
Working at a High School is never a dull moment. I have truly enjoyed embracing my co-workers in our common goal to make the environment safe, and conducive for learning to be accomplished. Dealing with the teenagers in this generation can be hard most days, but when you think about the potential that can be reached by them it causes us as educators to stay motivated and passionate fulfilling the daily drive to give our all. The biggest reward is to see the impact that you made in a students life when they are walking successfully in their God given purpose.
Dropout Prevention Coordinator (Current Employee) – Decatur, IL – August 1, 2013
My daily operation include monitoring and evaluation attendance and credits of students in the school buildlings. As a truancy preventionist my duties include home visits, daily phone calls, intervention plans, student and family consultations, development of remediation plans, collaboration with community collaboration partners, collaboration with educational administration to ensure the needs of the students are being met to decrease truancy. Also, it is my responsibilty to create programs that address the social emotional needs of the students. I have created two programs for the Decatur Public School "New Direction" and "Eagle Wings Educational Success Program". These programs addressed the social needs such as conflict resolution, self-awareness, and awareness of environment. I also serve a committee member of 3 teams responsible for the creation of programs conducive to student achievement.
I enjoyed teaching music, history, math, science,and french.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – September 21, 2012
I answered the call for work and excepted the assignment, reported to the administration office to sign in and receive orders, greeted the children and began the routine for the day. I ate lunch in the teachers lounge or the cafeteria. The hardest part was knowing I was only there for a short time and getting to know everyone by name. It was very enjoyable being around an environment of learning.
Special Ed. Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – June 29, 2012
A typical day at work could range from very hectic, to very mundane. While working, I learned the importance of patience as well as teamwork. Management and supervision are great, and are very helpful. My co-workers were the best. You could compare them to family. The hardest part of the job, is dealing with different personalities and people on an everyday basis. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to meet new people and go different places.