I love helping the kids out and teaching them about respect and the need for them to finish school. Its a great and humbling experience. School safety plays a major role in education so to be responsible for one of the safest schools in Miami-Dade County is an honor. We have a great management team. The hardest part about the job is the unknown. Anything can happen so you have to be sharp and ready to go at anytime. The most enjoyable part of the job are the kids and the thank you's you receive from the kids and teachers for their safety.
School Counselor - Herbert A. Ammons Middle School (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – January 17, 2019
Dade County Public School is a productive place to work. Students are from a varied background. The con is, in light of all the school safety concerns at schools it has become more difficult to focus on education.
If the pay was good I’d stay and retire from this place it is a great place to work and learn many different positions however the pay is not that great in some of the positions and it’s not a place to continue to work concerning the cost of living..
After School Counselor (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – January 4, 2019
If you like working with kids and working very hands on with them this is the job for you. Passing out snack daily assisting with homework and later on in the day interacting with parents.Schedule was always great and convenient.
I've worked for Miami Dade Public Schools for a long time and I do enjoy the stability that it has brought to me and my family. It is a well run school system and in fact, I am a product of the school system myself.
Speech Language Hearing Pathologist (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – November 24, 2018
It’s a great place to work. I feel a creative individual will do well working for MDCPS. Teacher get paid holidays and summers off. It’s great especially if you have a fsmily it leaves an opportunity to travel during the summer with your family.
The department is greatly understaffed, this puts enormous pressure on employees that show up for work. Quite often there are two to three of the employees absent for whatever reason. Which adds additional stress to the already limited workforce to accomplish the day's task. Some of the gains of working in a high-stress environment are that you learn the art of multitasking and keeping one's composure. I have also gained the invaluable experience of working in a very diverse cultural environment and was able to learn skills outside of my job description which serves to enhance my resume. I have made lifelong friends of some of my coworkers. The most enjoyable part was, at some point in my career at the county I was given the latitude to be creative and use my initiative.