When I closed my tutoring center last year I decided my ideal job would be working with teenagers in the education field. However, that's not panned out. I've filled out some applications for administrative assistant positions, but got no nibbles there either.
A couple of weeks ago a friend gave me a lead. The preschool she works at was looking to fill a teacher assistant position. Preschoolers are about as far from teenagers as you could get, so at first glance the job wasn't a good fit. However, the more I thought about it the more intriguing it sounded. The school is inclusion based; it enrolls children with and without special needs. I have the necessary certifications to work with both types of children, and it would be a professional challenge. I sent my resume off and hoped for the best. I had an interview for this morning, and came out with a job!
The facility operates year round, with the new year (and my position) starting in July. Although I'll be working more hours than I did at the last job, it's still less than full-time, and only a four day work week. The biggest difference will be in the hours of the day; instead of working completely in the afternoon, I'll leave the house right after breakfast and return mid afternoon.
I guess I'll be spending the rest of the month brushing up on my cutting, singing, and reading out loud skills.