Not worth the hassle if you cannot be at one school the whole time.
Substitute Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – June 1, 2017
I usually would work at 2 or 3 schools a week. Being mostly assigned with children who were at some type of deficit with their behaviors, cognition, or interaction with other class members (social skills). Sometimes I graded work, usually mathematics and other subjects. You might to read to the students. I learned that it is a difficult job going from one school to the next because procedure is always different in each school. Plus, the children are always different. Make sure to put on your thinking caps!
The most difficult part of the job was not feeling connected to the student body and staff as a full-time Para would be.
I especially liked taking the kids outside in the fresh, albeit, cold air for Recess. The kids seemed to really enjoy this part of the day!!
The job is not for everybody. If you can get that single school placement, or get along great with a child that you are assigned, it makes a huge difference in your life as well as theirs.
Liked the people I worked with and also the kids.
One problem with an individual, which could be resolved with an intermidiary, gets you fired at 6:30am in the morning.