Countywide education job fair, will be held April 14

Are you a teacher looking for work in Mendo? or someone with other skills looking to work for a school district? this job fair is for you.

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MENDOCINO Co., 4/3/18 — Several school districts around the county will be holding a job fair in the Cedar Building, at the Mendocino County Office of Education, on April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will allow people to apply to variety of jobs at the districts, including teacher and behavioral aid, and maintenance, at “Anderson Valley Unified, Fort Bragg Unified, Laytonville Unified, Leggett Unified, Potter Valley Community Unified, Round Valley Unified, Ukiah Unified and Willits Unified, as well as from Mendocino College, National University, and North Coast School of Education.”

Here is a press release with further details:


Education Job Fair to be Held on April 14 at MCOE

Ukiah, CA — Those interested in pursuing a career in education are invited to attend the Education Job Fair on April 14 from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Cedar Building at the Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE), located at 2240 Old River Rd in Ukiah. This collaborative event includes employers from local school districts, including Anderson Valley Unified, Fort Bragg Unified, Laytonville Unified, Leggett Unified, Potter Valley Community Unified, Round Valley Unified, Ukiah Unified and Willits Unified, as well as from Mendocino College, National University, and North Coast School of Education.

Available positions vary, covering a wide range of experience and training, from maintenance positions to behavioral aides and teaching positions. MCOE Assistant Superintendent Becky Jeffries said, “Everyone’s welcome. We encourage people to bring their current resume, any credentials or licenses required for the position they’re interested in, letters of recommendation and copies of academic transcripts.”

In education, there are two main employee classifications: classified staff and 
certificated staff. Classified employees fill a variety of roles that do not require a teaching credential. Certificated staff must have specific credentials and sometimes additional licenses, training, or degrees.

Teaching positions require a bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential. For those who have not yet attained a full credential, there are emergency permits available that allow people to be the teacher of record while completing the requirements of a full credential. 

Psychologists and speech-language pathologists require a credentials and a master’s degree in their respective fields. Some colleges offer internships, allowing an individual work on their master’s and credential at the same time. Waivers can be requested for individuals who are working toward the requirements, provided they meet minimum requirements of applicable degrees and program enrollment.

School nurses require a license and a credential. They can apply for a preliminary credential if they already have a bachelor’s degree or higher and a registered nursing (RN) license. Like other credentialed positions, nursing positions can be filled by those who are pursuing an approved program to clear their credential.

Principals must have an administrative services credential and a teaching credential. Teachers can become principals if they have five years of teaching experience and complete an approved administrative program.

Those interested in attending the job fair can pre-register for this free event at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?stateID=24&countyID=23&districtID=429.  

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