NEW YORK — New York City schools have opened and more jobs have been announced, as more parents, educators and teachers are being told they can apply for positions.
The announcement Wednesday morning came as thousands of parents and teachers who were hoping to get a job as a school psychologist in New York were offered new positions as schools and district offices opened.
New York State Superintendent of Education, Joel Klein, who is also a pediatrician, announced the positions.
He said that many of the positions available will be in the medical field and that most positions will have a salary of at least $80,000.
The positions include a school nurse, a preschool teacher, a social worker, a special education teacher, an occupational therapist, a substance abuse therapist, an emergency room doctor, a health counselor, a speech pathologist and a pediatric pediatric endocrinologist.
“There are a lot of jobs available for those who want them,” Klein said.
The positions will be part of a pilot program to provide new teachers with an initial opportunity to take the jobs, and to expand the number of positions available to students in the state.
The district will continue to offer positions in the field as it develops the best practices, according to a statement from Klein.
He added that the positions will also be available to any parent or teacher who wants to work with their children, even if they are not currently teaching.
“These positions are in support of our school and district leaders who are working to provide quality services to students and families in our community,” Klein added.
“These positions will continue throughout the year to ensure that our schools and districts are prepared for and able to meet the needs of all New Yorkers.”
The schools are offering a variety of positions, including preschool teacher positions, nurse positions, health and physical therapist positions, and clinical psychologist positions.
In addition to those who are looking for work in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and New York state, the schools in California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia are also offering positions.
Scholarships will be available through the New York State Foundation Scholarship Program and through the Foundation for Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.
The Foundation for Educational Excellence Scholarship program is available to the students of the following students:The district said the scholarships will provide students with up to $200,000 in grants to cover tuition, books and fees.
The scholarships will also include financial aid for living expenses and a grant for health insurance.