I am applying for a job as a special education teacher assistant, should I include that I am a CNA?
I am filling out an application for a teacher assistant/ paraprofessional job in special education. My previous job experience has been as a certified nursing assistant. I am listing my CNA jobs on my work history obviously, but should I include my CNA license where it asks about my licenses and certifications? I'm not sure if it is related enough to include on an application for a job in an special education setting. I am including my CPR certification.
Asked By: love - 1/11/2010
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Yes, list your CNA license as well as your CPR. The CNA would be very relevant in working with children who are medically fragile. Also, it indicates that you have some experience with situations that many people are grossed out about. There can be situations in special education in which the students are not yet... More
Answered By: sonomanona - 1/11/2010
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I would definitely include that information. Let them know any experience you have working with children or working with individuals with disabilities. Also, these two articles have helpful advice about working as a Special Ed aid http://www.ehow.com/how_4834052_good-teacher-assistant.html and working as an aid for a... More
Answered By: Deborah O - 1/11/2010
I would include that information. I think there is a shortage of aids in Special Ed so you should not have a problem getting a job. However, these two links should help prepare you http://www.ehow.com/how_4834052_good-teacher-assistant.html and http://www.ehow.com/how_5168086_teachers-aide-student-autism.html
Answered By: Deborah O - 1/11/2010
It couldn't hurt.
Answered By: lois b - 1/11/2010
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