So, you have decided to become a teachers aide. You have earned your certificate or degree, and are ready to step out into the workforce, but you discover that finding employment isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Do you give up and flip burgers instead? No. You join a staffing agency.
What Can a Teachers Aide Staffing Agency Do For You?
Staffing agencies, or education recruitment agencies, provide a teachers aide with the ability to apply to many different employment locations without the hassle of going to each one and filling out separate applications. While many of the positions will be temporary or part-time, these staffing agencies may also be able to help you find full-time work as a teachers aide. Some agencies may even be able to provide you with overseas employment.
Every education recruitment agency is different; however, there are several areas of work these agencies may specialize in providing. Some of these areas may be:
- Elementary education
- Secondary education
- Special needs education
- Overseas education
- Higher educatio
The staffing agency will be able to assess your credentials, skills, and experience and determine which area of education would be best for you. Typically, these agencies have locations in many different areas, so your application may reach schools in several states.
How do I Apply at an Education Recruitment Agency?
Applying at a staffing agency is as easy as contacting the agency and making an appointment to fill out your application. Some may even allow you to walk in off of the street and apply. Before you do this, though, be sure you are ready to apply. Obtaining the right information before you go in will help speed up the process so you can start working as soon as possible. Here is some information you will need:
- Proof of identity- This may include your driver’s license, social security card, or Visa.
- Proof of education- This generally includes your certificates or diplomas
- List of experiences relating to your teachers aide position
- Qualified references- This is typically what slows down the application process. Make sure the individuals you choose as references are aware they may be called and be sure to include correct names and phone numbers.
- Available work schedule- Do you want to work full-time, part-time, or are you available for temporary positions.
The majority of the time, you will be required to take part in a state and federal background check before your application will be shared with area schools.
How do I Increase my Chances of Employment as a Teachers Aide?
After your application has been completed and accepted by an education recruitment agency, they will begin sharing your information with schools looking for a teachers aide. If you have chosen part-time or temporary work, you can increase your chances of employment by calling into the agency each morning to let them know you are available for work. Most agencies look favorably on teachers aides who make an effort to stay in contact and will provide them with work first.
Becoming a teachers aide is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to work with children or adults. To make the process of finding employment easier, consider using a teachers aide staffing agency. They will be able to help you find the perfect teacher’s aide position, often at no cost to you.