SCHOOL NURSE (Current Employee) – Philadephia, PA – October 11, 2017
Typical day is fast paced and ability to multi-task is essential. I learn things on an ongoing basis and find it fulfilling. The hardest part of the job is being able to multi-task and take be ready for whatever comes your way. No day is ever the same and can be challenging with the demands of getting 100% compliance with all mandated and programs and the barriers of retrieving the information from parents.. The most enjoyable part is helping out the students in whatever health aspect, physically or mentally that you can given the situation. Summers off are nice too!
Teacher (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 26, 2017
I am challenged everyday with keeping the interest of students. My job is to assist them in academic and character development, allowing them to identify with parts of their personality that will benefit them in learning and beyond. In part, I learn as well from collaborating with colleagues as well as professional development in different areas.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 16, 2017
At this job I enjoyed helping and working with various students at different grade levels.I learned to teach different students based on their various learning abilities. I enjoyed working with students and helping them learn new reading and math skills. The hardest part of my job was dealing with students with behavior problems and disruptive
Teacher (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 11, 2017
Working without a contract is terrible and it is becoming a disciplinary school setting. Instead of a neighborhood school setting. Depending on your principal and school the schools can be wonderful or absolutely terrible. Unless you have it on good authority that the principal and school are ok be wary.
I like my job it's a good place to work if your just getting out of high school
Bus attendant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 18, 2017
I work with special needs children I love that but the school district needs more people who care and love there job. I feel that alot of the workers just in it for the money and not the children and helping the children and wanting a change
Great benefits health care some of the people are great it's a good job
It's no team work no working together on some projects
Special Projects Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 18, 2017
My position at the school District prepared me for growth and opportunity. The salary was competitive and the resources were supportive. Although the students were not best behave, they responded well to redirection.
School District of Philaelphia is a great place to work.
Paraprofessional, Supportive Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 3, 2017
School District of Philadelphia is a great place to work. Great benefits, paid time off for sick time, holidays, snow days and even summer vacation. Ethics moral an respect is well presented, last but not least the students are the most important part of the staff working for the District. The hardest part is getting ready to go on summer vacation, by the way of testing, cleaning out classrooms. The most enjoyable part is graduation and knowing that we have 2 and an half month off for vacation.
Truancy Court Representative (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – February 22, 2017
This job involved visiting the homes of students that were chronic truants and speaking with the parents in an attempt to correct the problems. I was responsible for follow-up on the home visits and maintaining paperwork for each students. Weekly court appearances to the district truancy courts were required and in some cases court appearances to Juvenile Court were required.
Ability to organize your day when you are in the field
There are some good genuine people here at the District but that has changed in some areas.
Declined (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 26, 2017
I've learned that children of all walks of regardless color, gender or religion need someone in there lives that will provide positive guidance. These days management is horrible due to the fact the District is ran off a corporate model which failing the children. Workplace culture is horrible because managers are not able to develop positive office relationships because they're not people oriented persons. Coming to work is the hardest part because I have the ability to do the job efficiently, interact in a positive manner and create my own positive atmosphere. Interacting with the children and their parent or guardian creating a plan for positive plan for success and they accept it.
The chance effect a child's life in a positve fashion.
Special education assistant in bilingual speaking (Current Employee) – 440 North Broad Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania – January 24, 2017
Great experience one like no other great opportunities room to grow understanding challenges set Downs letdown setbacks hurdles Leaps and Bounds but most of all a lesson well learned something to learn from a leading role in bettering parents and ship communication team-building skills a great place to be employed
Classroom Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 9, 2017
The students were challenging but also wonderful and my fellow teachers continue to be sources of inspiration for me to this day. The administration and the resources were crippling and drove me out of the profession and into counseling, where I hope to be more effective in a one to one basis.