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One-to-One Paraprofessional, Early Childhood Education

Location: Harlem, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms  has a need for a One-to-One Paraprofessional. It is a TEMPORARY Full Time role at the Therapeutic Nursery in Harlem. Under the supervision of the Director, the one-to-one para provides quality care and a nurturing environment for a special needs child. The One-to-One Para will work one-on-one with a child with special needs for as long as the child is in the program. Salary is $12.00 per hour.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in the planning and execution of a program geared towards providing a special needs student with a supportive and nurturing environment
  • Provides emotional support for the child in the classroom during interaction with staff and peers
  • Assists in the execution of the Individual Education Program
  • Acts as a companion for the child while on group trips or while engaged in activity
  • Writes daily educational session notes and submits in a timely manner
  • With supervisory help, prepares a child Study Summary Report for the Interdisciplinary team
  • Assists with the classroom maintenance(e.g. Ensures that equipment/ materials are in good condition and the classroom is neat and clean)
  • Assists with daily living activities
  • Other related tasks that may be assigned


  • High school diploma required, Some college preferred
  • 1+ year of experience working with children
  • Microsoft Office

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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