Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – August 6, 2018
The hardest part of the day is everyday you need to move on to a class that you need to learn. Learn a kid or class, behaviors language per the class. Other than that it is really a great job to work at.
You can go somewhere new everyday if you want
Every day you need to learn a new school and classroom
Instructional Assistant for Special Education (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – July 17, 2018
Overall I love working for San Joaquin County. I feel appreciated for my work. This job is not for just anyone, you must be patient to work with students. It can be extremely stressful, but it is rewarding!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – March 26, 2018
Its a good place to work, managing, phones, mail and directing, vendors, dealing with maintenance issues. Providing support to the Executive staff. The culture is diverse. The most enjoyable was the many people you had the opportunity to meet.
Alternative Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Small school site – January 26, 2018
As a teacher of alternative students with 28 years of successful experience, I lost my position at SJCOE within the first month after being observed for 30 minutes by a much younger and less experienced teacher/coordinator. I was reported as not using the right books, not teaching the right materials, and not being "organized" in the early part of a school term, it is especially important to build relationships with alternative students so that as the school year progresses, students will buy into the academic work. This is what I was doing while being observed by this younger professional. It so happened that several of these students were friends of other students I had previously taught and they reported regret at losing a teacher they were feeling was going to be able to help them progress in school. I later had frequent contact with two of the students and they expressed their disappointment at not having me as their teacher. They said the replacement was a real loser and they did not really get into the working the program as they wanted to do to graduate. To be judged inadequate for one's position after so many years of experiencing success was quite a downer for me, and I feel badly that I was not able to be there to help the kind of students that I have been very successful with in the past. Bummer!!
I believe I should have been allowed to show what I could do as a whole with alternative students rather than be "evaluated" by a much less-experienced individual. My effectiveness could much better be demonstrated by the many many students I have successfully mentoredmore... over the years....now public school teachers, highway patrolmen, small-town mayors, engineers, firemen, city policemen, professional musicians, artists, and others!!
I have never lost a position previously, and have had tenure of five years or more with three school districts. SJCOE blew it!!less
I like working with families and educating them about there children and the way program set up too.
Parent Educator (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – September 17, 2017
day starts with drive over many hours every day. after checking in with my supervisor then off to go to my Home Visits. I learn that I am on my own and there is no help or assists me on my job. the Management are there not to encourage you at the time of need. In this work place there is no room to grow for other culture , and grow is for certain culture not all. hart pert of job is no one is unbiased to talk to or confined it with. So far losing so many staffs because of this conditions
Technician (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – August 11, 2017
Position was quite demanding and there were other departments that had incredible amounts of down-time, while others were staying late and working over time in order to meet deadlines and complete tasks. Management was not very understanding of new employees needing time to learn and improve under such grueling deadlines.
Community Outreach Manager (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – March 16, 2017
The majority of the employees at SJCOE are very kind and helpful. People say Hello to you even if they do not know you. SJCOE pays their employees well. The only thing about SJCOE is that they force you to take their benefits even if you already have them with your spouse.