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Old 02-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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I am considering a possible Hudson Valley area relocation. I currently work as a paraprofessional in Chicago, and previously worked in PA schools. In PA, a good majority of paraprofessionals are contracted jobs. You are hired by a behavioral health organization and then you are placed at a school. In Illinois, public schools hire all of their own aides directly, so you are an employee of the district.

Can someone speak to how it works in NY State? Are you hired directly by the school, or are you contracted? I can see that some schools are hiring aides by google searches, but I cannot find any specific information otherwise.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:41 AM
Location: Bronx, NY
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if it's not a private school, you are hired by the city working for the department of education, however there is a hiring freeze and no new paraprofessionals have been hired in over a year, go to the nyc doe website and check it out.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:54 AM
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New York State Education Department

NY State Ed has every bit of info for what you need.

I'm a retired teacher ( Western NY ) with many teaching and para friends still working, so -- from friends who still work I know that in the past 10 years, they have starting pushing aides into becoming "teacher assistants" -- meaning a 2 yr. degree. Also, many teachers with 4 year degrees and certification cannot find work and are taking those jobs. An "aide" (job description) is more likely to be office, cafeteria or library ( etc.)

The comment you make about being contracted and hired by an outside agency in PA sounds like the groups that work with troubled kids and families here. They do not hire people to work in schools all day with kids.
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