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Old 08-27-2006, 03:23 AM
 
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Hi!

I am new to this board. I am not sure if this is the right place for my questions as this site is for teachers. But I don't know where else to look for this info, so I am trying to post it here. I hope it will not offend anybody.

I am a healthcare professional though a full time mom to a toddler right now. Thinking of returning to the workforce soon, I find myself looking for a job that will
1. Allow me to work fewer and family friendly hours instead of round the clock commitment. I mean, I want to be home when my husband and my child are home, in the evenings, nights, weekends, holidays.
2. Stress level much below that of dealing with human health so I can focus on my child and be happy when I am around her, not stressed out and exhausted.
I think I need at least one of these criteria to be met, if I had to work. I just can't imagine handling both these issues together with raising a child.
Is a school a right place to expect either one or both of my dream criteria?
One catch is that I am not much of a people person. I am a quiet person who likes to work with a few people around me but afraid of having to talk to make a living.

So my questions are-
What are the non teaching jobs at school? I can think of one - school librarian ??
What kind of schedule can I expect for a part time or full time job?
What kind of training or certification do I need for such jobs?
Are these jobs easy to find?
How much salary can I expect?

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I would say office...........but you really have to be a people person! So that might not work for you.

Cafeteria cook. Then again, you would probably land an assistant job because usually the head cook job is competitive and when someone retires the asissatant moves up. Even here you want to like being around kids and dealing with the state health paperwork.

School librarian-- Any school I have ever gone too and any librarian that was in the schools I worked at, had librarian credientials. There is a lot to it. Most librarians actually have their masters degree. The librarian is another teacher with responsibilities that demand after school hours of comitment.

Since it sounds like you have your BA, you could get a job as an ed tech/para. You don't have to take any work home! Good para jobs involve some teaching but you would have the support of a supervisor. I find that Special Ed ed techs are in high demand. Often as a 1-1 to help a tangled student get through the day!

Oh--I got it! What about a high school study hall monitor? Not sure if the pay would be great, but you could leave work and not take it home......and you would have the school schedule!
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Hi Kali
Thank you for your reply.
Hmm..so there are not too many options as I had thought.
Anyways I will keep looking
Thank you again
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Are you a nurse? Or could become one without too much hassle, because if you are you could also be a school nurse. Other options with more education are school psychologist (big demand here in MI anothere 20 jobs just posted in the state in the last week, only demand area though) or school social worker. All of those posistions pay pretty well too.
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Most schools have para-professionals--nurses aide, library aide or page, classroom "educational assistant" (EA) or "special education assistant" (SEA) Some districts provide training for those jobs. There are crossing guards. And some districts partner with community education groups to have after school activities held within the schools (home work tutoring, sports, recreation) until 5 or 6pm. They always need people to work those jobs.

If you log into your local school district's home page there is probably a link to those kind of job opportunities.

Due to budget cuts in my district, librarians are responsible for more than one school or they have to teach technology classes 50% of their jobs. That leaves the library in the care of educational assistants 50% of the time. As budgets tighten, librarians & teachers take on more and more "professional" duties, and EAs and SEAs take up a lot of the slack.

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but our school pays paras so little, it's heart-breaking...I couldn't do my job without them and the kids would be more like captives...totally self-contained. Most take home less than $1000/month--some far less. I don't know about you, but I couldn't live on that.

Also, our librarian is a teacher too. She is certified and has a degree in Library Science. She teaches classes all day with one plan period and one other free period. She often stays after to re-shelve books, do inventory or other projects she cannot get to during the day and she doesn't get an assistant.
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I too am a nurse, but after my employer didn't have many hours for me to work, I left but have found getting a nursing job to fit round 3 children and husbands shifts very difficult. After feeling fed up for a while, what I have found extremely rewarding, is to do voluntary work at my childrens' school. I help in nursery, with an Eco committee and have helped to start a garden club. Apart from giving experience which I might be able to use in a career in education when my youngest goes to school, it is so much FUN, without the stress.
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Q:What are the non teaching jobs at school?
A:School Nurse (if you are certified) and assistants who are paid very little, all other jopbs within schools are certified jobs.
Q: What kind of schedule can I expect for a part time or full time job? There are few part time jops within school districts, especially non-certified positions.
Q: What kind of training or certification do I need for such jobs?
A: Most certificantion within teh Eduations workd means college degree and passing certification exams within the subject/position that will be held.
Q:Are these jobs easy to find?
A: No
Q:How much salary can I expect?
A:Non certified.... $10 an hour maybe, certified you start at $35,000.
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There are lots of places you can look for jobs with any degree (some that like teaching degrees) that don't work in the schools.

For example, organizations such as the Girl Scouts or Big Brothers Big Sisters look for that sort of background. You could be doing work such as organizing, event planning, working on the programs... Also, I hear a great place to look is government jobs.

Also, you could look into editing for a newspaper or similar position.
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