Sunday, December 5, 2010
Mess with the bull
This job title came in the mail today:
DEAN'S RECEIVING ROOM SUPERVISOR/IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION SUPERVISOR. (here's the dx if you care to apply)
I have to say that I never thought of this being an actual job title, that a person would apply for. I thought this was a duty pawned off onto the coach of the losing team, the bachelor biology teacher, or Never Wills like Dick Vernon, giving up his every Saturday to supervise the Breakfast Club.
It is an 8 hour day (they don't pay for lunch) but only a .75 FTE. That may be true of most public school jobs, since it reads 210 days/year part-time. A way to manipulate the books, I expect.
"a variety of support roles while serving as the intake coordinator in the Dean’s receiving area." Even I know this is secretarial. In the way that being a warden is.
"Provide support to the ...Think Time & Tardy Lunch Teacher, and School Nurse."
1. I want to see the dx for the Lunch Teacher and .....
In fact, the word "assist" appears 5 times in the bullet points of this job description, including this sad line: "Assist with all Student Services related mailings including summer school letters, attendance notifications, suspension letters, health screenings, parent college information nights, invitations to scholarship nights, etc."
I suppose it's only fair that the next bullet point, under duties, mind you, is "Model appropriate behavior and display professional conduct at all times." I guess there has been a problem.
When I got to this line, I realized, oh yeh --- I have had this job.
"Assist in updating the comprehensive Student Handbook in collaboration with the Principal, Dean and other staff, as appropriate."
You will never win the argument that it is not appropriate.
But good luck making that career change.