I worked at Hyde Park Baptist Church part-time (More than a year)
Good experience working with different ages of children. I always had good stories to tell about the cute things kids said/did, and developed bonds with many of them. The lead teachers who have been there for more than a few years (few and far between!) are incredible teachers and really do care about the kids. Flexible hours.
Get ready to adhere to a pay system that seems to be created by roll of the dice, or "what we can afford right now." It makes no sense. Most of the TAs are college students who are treated as completely disposable. Sure you sit through a few training sessions and are told how important you are. But be prepared to be completely taken advantage of. The worst part is, there's nothing you can do. They know they can hire the next college student who comes along looking for flexible hours.
Advice to Management
PAY MORE. I understand you like to keep a high employee turnover to limit the actual perks you have to give, but how about just paying us honestly? Where is that money really going? The lawsuit incurred in 2006?
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hyde Park Baptist Church (Austin, TX) in January 2010.
I got the name of the director from a friend that went to church there. I applied for the position even though I had no experience. It took a while for the background check to come back but after that, they put me to work in the classroom. I liked working there becuase there was no drama.
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