I'm reposting with a public entry because I didn't get too many answers on my last post. I hope that is okay.
Does anyone have any experience in getting hired with the NYC DOE? I'm moving to NYC before the start of the 2014-15 school year and I would like to do my best to avoid going through an agency. On almost every job posting site, all I am seeing are agency school jobs and everything on the district website is very general and not at all specific toward speech (big surprise) other than saying "At the present time, public schools in NYC may hire external teachers (teachers not currently employed by the NYCDOE) in the following subject areas: speech."
Does anyone have any experience working directly for the public schools? Any contacts or at least links where I can find out who the direct hiring individuals or supervisors for speech are? I know I'll still have to do the normal teacher application and all that jazz but I'd at least love any direction in making my application standout as a speech therapist amid the masses of teacher applications.
Alternatively, if you've gone through an agency, what was your experience like and do you have any particular agencies you would recommend over others? Thanks so much. I'm coming from out of state so I have no contacts like I would've if I'd gone to school in the city.
And yes I've got the TSSLD stuff sorted so I'm pretty much set on that end.
- New York City Public Schools?