By Kevin Deutsch
Regardless of your education or work experience, Broward County Public School officials say they have a job for you.
The district is actively recruiting teachers, media specialists, special education teachers, counselors, substitute teachers and other candidates amid a nationwide labor shortage.
Different career paths are open to workers with different levels of education and work experience. For example, a high school diploma is not required for facility service workers, food service workers, bus drivers or bus attendants.
A high school diploma is required for general and financial office workers, campus monitors, security specialists and school guards.
An associate degree, or the completion of 60 college credit hours, is required to become a substitute or acting teacher or teaching assistant.
A bachelor’s degree is required to become a classroom teacher or educational support worker.
A master’s degree or higher is required for the following jobs: school psychologist, social worker, school counselor, family therapist, and school administrator.
All available jobs and their qualification requirements can be found by searching district jobs database.
BCPS is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in Florida. It serves nearly 261,000 students and approximately 110,000 mature students at 240 technical schools, centers and colleges, as well as 92 charter schools.
The district has 33,000 full-time and part-time employees. Its benefits package includes comprehensive insurance with health, medical, dental and vision benefits, “100% paid for by BCPS,” according to the district’s website. Employees also receive paid time off, free professional development, and inclusion in the Florida state pension plan.
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime reporter and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on the staff of the Miami Herald, New York Daily News and Palm Beach Post.