Rebecca Ore on Thu, 31 Jul 2003 12:20:15 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Job searching continues

On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 10:25:12AM -0400, Bob Schwier ( wrote:
> Substitute teacher in the city of Philadelphia.
> All you need is to prove that you have a college degree.
> The advantage of being a day tripper (per diem) is that you have the
> freedom to not work on days that you get the interviews to get real jobs.
> That only works if you avoid long term assignments.
> The job is admittedly stressful and the pay could be a whole lot better.
> To apply go to 22 and Arch where the school district's personel office is.
> Good luck.
> bs

There are actually a few more catches than that which don't make it a
get money week after next proposition.  I've got the packet and need to
fill out the paperwork and send in the checks for the various
clearances.  You need a child abuse clearance certificate (I've gotten
this for another job but the agency I worked for kept it and each job
requires its own cert); an official transcript from your BA program (I
don't know if they'd also want transcripts from my masters programs),
and if you've been resident in Philadelphia for less than a year or
three, you also need an FBI check clearance.  The child abuse clearance
certificate requires listing every place you've lived since 1975, and
the City's web site for substitute teaching jobs says not to show up
without the clearance and the transcript.

Getting the clearance takes a couple of weeks in my prior experience.  I
just haven't gotten around to filling out the paperwork and writing the
checks to the appropriate agency and Columbia U.

Anyone who sees having to do this coming up in a month or two so should
call for the paperwork packet now and get the ball rolling.  The
possible plus for me is that I may be able to convert some of my
graduate school courses to education training equivalents and actually
have a minimum of coursework toward getting the teaching cerificate.

Rebecca Ore
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