Depending on the age level you are assigned to, the day-to-day activities and requirements vary. I was a part of the Senior program, so most of my day was spent outside of the classroom taking my students to Vocational Trainings/Job-sites and bi-weekly Community Based Education trips. For some of...
Day in the Life
Within the individual classrooms and "schools" the culture is very conducive to success. It is very much a family like environment, where you work closely and collaborate with everyone to provide the best resources for your students. Some persons within the administration can present challenges, ...
For the most part, your work life balance is maintained. With the exception of parent teacher conferences and back to school events, you clock out at your regularly scheduled time. The opportunities for overtime are rare, and most times, you are provided advanced notice when it becomes necessary ...
Knowledge of DSM diagnoses, Positive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Theory and interventions, Documentation, Cultural Awareness of Different ethnicities, and a basic understanding of challenges faced by at-risk, low-income, and ethnic minorities.