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New York City Department of Education Special Education Paraprofessional Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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New York City Department of Education Chancellor 	Carmen Farina (no image)
Carmen Farina
7 Ratings
  1. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional 

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education part-time

    Pros

    Working with kids with special needs.

    Cons

    There are no cons.

    New York City Department of Education2019-11-19
  2. "No SUPPORT"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great joy of working with under served children.

    Cons

    Administration is not supprtive and paras are looked over.

    New York City Department of Education2018-11-22
  3. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Once you are full time, you get benefits, both medical and dental. You become a member of the union, which pays for 6 credits of your undergraduate education each semester and you get to leave 2.5 hours early every week for personal study. You get to save money with TRS and you can sign up for 25 years of service/55 years of age (which ever comes first) full retirement with pension.

    Cons

    After you graduate with a bachelors, going to Grad school is not made easy. There are provisions that are being amended to facilitate this processL i.e. Spring Release time to do 40 days of paid student teaching; Pro to teach programs; 1 year of unpaid educational leave. Even still, this is not really enough. You only work the Special Education students. Hardly ever treated as educators, and more like "the help." You only get a 50 minute such hour - Teachers get a lunch hour and a perp period off of 50 minutes.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat us as Educators!

    New York City Department of Education2018-06-11
  4. "Crazy"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation and benefits. Great day time schedule

    Cons

    Crazy people, not organized, not professional.

    New York City Department of Education2018-06-08
  5. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    No current cons as of now.

    New York City Department of Education2017-11-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "special education Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work day hours are good and holidays are great.

    Cons

    Low pay for all that is done. Teachers stick together and paras are not considered as equal coworkers. Very little support from parents, coworkers and administration regarding troubled students.

    Advice to Management

    support your staff!

    New York City Department of Education2017-08-31
  7. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid Summers off good pention plan etc

    Cons

    As a new employee you are left alone to discover things on your own no guidance

    New York City Department of Education2017-07-05
  8. "Good Work, Stay Awake"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional 

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands on, intense but rewarding work as a Parprofessional.

    Cons

    Principal (who has since been investigated by the state and fired) was a reactionary lunatic who constantly targeted her own staff.

    New York City Department of Education2017-06-07
  9. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very passionate people to work with.

    Cons

    A little underpaid for the work we do.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more money for your para's they do a lot of work too!

    New York City Department of Education2017-01-31
  10. "Paraprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York City Department of Education part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ir was a pleasure working for this company The administrators and the teachers were veet understanding and helpful

    Cons

    It was not easy to find a full time position. And every week tou were sent to work at at a different school

    New York City Department of Education2016-09-07
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