Substitute Paraeducator at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
over 1 year ago
The day in the life as a substitute paraeducator fluctuates from site to site. You can either have the subdesk call you early in the morning and night, or sign up for the online eschoolsolutions and check for jobs without the calls. Depending on which job title you pick up, for example, SPH is severe and profoundly handicapped, or MS is moderate severe and DHH is deaf and hard of hearing. Keep in mind however, that this job requires the upmost patience as you will be dealing with kids, teens and adults varying from ages 3-22, who have a multiplicity of handicaps. Overall, the experience is absolutely rewarding and some schools you'll never want to leave. Usually jobs are per diem per se, but you can accept a long term assignment (between 1-3 months) whichever falls into your availability.