Draining but well worth it depending on your career and education goals.
There is no parking for Para Professionals, only for Teachers Assistants, teachers and higher administration staff. You walk in blindly, but they warn you about the many behaviors and disabliities that you will encounter. Some of the teachers are very LAZY, so sometimes you end up doing alot of their jobs. They run a tight schedule and your in constant transition with your students. You must follow their Possitive Suport behavior ploicey for students who need it. Examlple, if you havee a studen who self injures himself as well as tries to harm you, you are not supposed to restrain them or oush them away. But follow their policies. A BUNCH OF NONSENSE!!! M any times, they will switch up rules on you. One day your dooing this and the next day that rule doesnt apply to the situation. So, really study the staff handbook, pay attention and ask as many questions as you need in the training so that if they pull something shady or just stupid on you, you will have proff. Make sure you make note of anything your student is doing or something that a teacher did or said to you asap! Keep a journal with those types of incidents because thats exactly how they will get you!!
YOu can be switched to another student at even given time, without a solid reason. If your student does not come to school and another class is down staff, you will have to be moved to another class for the day. Sometimes thats a good thing but a bad thing, depending on the class and the student.
But, you leanr SO MUCH while your here and these kids help to build you as a person, also. You may come in trying to help them but you realize they helped you even more. Helped you develp more patience, compassion, love and tolerate a little bit more. I do not advise anyone to work here if you just want some quick money!!! This is not the job for that, go to retail!