Intern (Current Employee) – Visalia, CA 93291 – August 17, 2018
A typical day of work is helping other with whatever they may need. I've learned so much! I've learned many different types of computer software. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I love when we have leftover food after meetings and we get to eat it, I dislike washing dishes after meetings. Great work environment.
Instructional Aide (Former Employee) – Tulare, CA – May 26, 2019
I first started out as a substitute aide. I took the Instructional Aide test that was introduced to me by a past coworker and had got hired on as a Sub aide for Special Ed. Which really took me by surprise because I was never informed about that, even my coworker was surprised. I had no prior work experience but I absolutely loved the kids. The management is incredibly terrible. They would not hire on full-time because they did not want to pay health insurance so we were given the option to stay a part-time, 3.5 hour/5 days per week worker or a part-time 6hour/4 days worker. Although the pay wasn't bad, you were making too much for medical support and too little to even afford your own health insurance coverage. Again, the management and team work here was absolutely terrible. I worked at a center and the amount of drama and gossip that took place at work was ridiculous. The secretaries would get upset over anything! They got upset at me before for using the door stopper to hold the door for one of my severely handicap student....WOW. The supervisors we got, changed every year and they were terrible. You would go to them about an issue involving how poorly a class teacher was performing in class or treating the students and they would just turn a blind eye! One of the supervisors told me that we were just aides, not the class teacher so we had no say! WOW! I also asked my supervisor to switch me into a different class that did not consist of lifting and changing due to my back taking a toll for the last couple of years and she said there were no more available positions BUTmore... she gave one of the other employees that position I had asked for! The kids are definitely not priority to this company at all which is extremely sad and messed up since most of them do not have a voice to speak up about some of the mistreatment they receive from employees here. All I got to say is, if you're an aide, you are seen as nothing but a slave. Your opinions do not matter since you do not hold a teaching degree. My day at this place consists of changing diapers and just sitting around while the class teacher stayed in her office "prepping" doing "laundry for 10-20 minutes, drama, and having to do all of the teacher's share of duties because she was too busy talking to the secretaries. She would not like it when we would share some ideas on what kind of activities to do with the kids to help them learn. Yea, they are Special Ed but they still have the ability to learn and enjoy their life. Why strip that away from them and treat them like fragile sick kids who can do nothing but sleep all day? Ridiculous. And boy do these teachers talk bad about theses kids and their parents as if the kids can't understand! SUCH A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT! Would never recommend this place to anyone.less
Kids are amazing
health insurance, management, toxic environment, Everything