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Help! should I take this job?
Old 08-16-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Hello all,

I had an interview today for at an elementary school. It's for a para position in an intermediate autism (4th and 5th grades I suppose?) class. The vice principal who interviewed me told me (or warned) me that the autism teacher is little quirky!? She said that even though he's quirky he is nice and as long as I hold my ground, I should be fine! I don't know what to make out of this and I am kind of scared.
They haven't offered me the job yet. This is my FIRST para job ever!
The school is conveniently close to my house and the bell schedule works well with my schedule.
Also, any advice on intermediate autism class? is it better or worse than primary autism class in elementary? Your thoughts and inputs are sincerely appreciated!


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Old 08-18-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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Consider your personality. Are you flexible? Are you bothered by quirky? Can you brush off comments that you may not like or agree with? Can you find fun or humor in "quirky"? I feel like I can work with most people. Quirky isn't bad.

I worked with a non-verbal autistic student in 3rd and 4th grade. He was a sweetheart. All students are different. Some can be agitated easily. Some have some pretty big sensitivity issues. Some are just quirky. You really have to experience the job to know if it is a good fit.

I would say take the job and see how it goes.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:36 PM
 
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Thanks for taking time to reply twin2!
I am going to go for it! Hope everything works well! wish me luck!
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