Pros: opportunity to positively impact the academic and career future of minority and disadvantaged youth.
Cons: very expensive health care, lack of support, little structure for student behavior modification, ten month employee.
Typical day at work consists of redirecting misbehaving youth in Alternative Education Programs. I have learned to patiently deal with teenage youth who have a variety of issues. Currently, administration is not as supportive or consistent with dealing with staff or consequences for infractions by students. Not receiving support for professional development – more... or continuing education. Co-workers are doing the best we/they can to teach necessary academic and life skills for matriculation to secondary and post secondary education opportunities. Hardest part of the job is motivating students who are virtually and literally hopeless or have given up on future aspirations. Most enjoyable part of the job is seeing make progress in their formal education, set and attain goals toward successful productive lives. – less