Pros: steady work
Cons: impersonal outsider feel
I was paraprofessional in two High Schools. I had several different assignments from outdoor smoking monitor, parking lot supervision to hall monitor. I enjoyed the youth a great deal. However the role I had was less that satisfying for me. It was also a part time position that ended from management direction. As a paraprofessional you are a go between from management to kids to teachers. In a lot of ways it was invigorating. But mostly it was just watching for problems, delivering messages, keeping order, and intervening when problems occurred. It was good to see the public schools from this perspective.