Broward Schools Seek Applicants Amid Nationwide Worker Shortage


By Kevin Deutsch

Regardless of your education or work experience, Broward County Public School officials say they have a job that’s right for you.

The district is actively recruiting teachers, media specialists, special education teachers, counselors, substitute teachers, and other applicants amid a nationwide worker shortage.

Different career paths are open to workers with varying levels of education and professional experience. For example, a high school diploma is not required for facilities service persons, food service workers, bus operators, or bus attendants.

A high school diploma is required for general and financial clerical workers, campus monitors, security specialists, and school guardians.

An associate’s degree, or the completion of 60 college credit hours, is required to become a substitute or interim substitute teacher or teacher assistant.

A bachelor’s degree is required to become a classroom teacher or instructional 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 the district’s 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 roughly 110,000 adult students in 240 schools, centers, and technical colleges, plus 92 charter schools.

The district has 33,000 full and part-time employees. Its benefits package includes comprehensive insurance with health, medical, dental, and vision benefits, “100% paid by BCPS,” according to the district website. Employees also receive paid time off, free professional development, and inclusion in the Florida State Pension Plan.

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Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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