We are sorry that you are stalled on Step 7: Dual Employment
If you are stuck on Step 7 it means that you are currently employed in another capacity in the NYC DOE. It is your responsibility to either resign from that position where you are currently employed and/or take a leave of absence.
If you are a paraprofessional, please see the UFT website for more information linked here. Specifically the excerpt below might help you determine if you are eligible:
Paraprofessionals with three or more years of seniority may be granted a maximum of a one-year leave without pay to teach or to serve as a secretary in a New York City public school. If you return to work as a paraprofessional within one year, you regain your seniority and any days left in your CAR.