Since Labor Day weekend was over, I've been working in a different position than the job I just got not long ago. Turns out another gal that does the job I used to do, only at the High School level, is recovering from foot surgery. She can't really do the duties of her job yet.
I had been getting to know the school & my new teacher, but we still did not have students assigned to us yet (they have to go through Mental Health & jump through hoops in meetings, etc. before they're assigned to our classroom). I was working on decorating the room and such - learning the computer programs and reading & math stuff so that I could jump in once the students started arriving.
Anyway - as that gal was having to ice her foot after taking her student out on a walk, I was called on Labor Day (Labor Day! 4:00pm!!) at home, pretty soon after we'd gotten in from Portland by my supervisor. He told me the situation, and asked if I could go to work at the High School on Tuesday. He wasn't even sure what time I would start & had to ask his High Schooler kid... So I said okay, sure. Glad to help.
I get there on Tuesday morning to find I'm slated to work there until the 23rd - wow. Wasn't expecting that! Then I find out the gal I'm replacing was not asked if she was okay with the exchange (she went to do my job, but now she's sewing for the occupational therapist).
I am working with BIG kids with behavioral issues, pretty low on the mental level, and actually putting into practise the training I recently got to 'evade & escape' if necessary. So far I'm injury-free, but now the kids are starting to getting colds, and that always hypes up the behaviors :/
But, I'm in there at least until the 23rd. If my actual class starts getting students, however, I'm supposed to go back there. There is someone from my old job who knows a lot of these big kids, and she's been told she'll replace me when I need to go - I'm glad about that.
As it is, Connor has a dental appointment at the end of the month & I'll need to take a day off for that - they have to put him completely under and then they do everything at once. The following day I have a full day training for my job, so those are already two days they will need to get someone in to cover for me :) I hope I'm already at the 'real' job by then.