School Paraprofessional

Horizon Healthcare Staffing
    June 15, 2022
    Job Type


    School Paraprofessional

    Job Description:

    Horizon Healthcare Staffing is currently searching for school paraprofessionals to work in Suffolk County, NY school districts. Paraprofessionals provide one to one support services to students under the general supervision of a certified teacher. We have both part time and full-time positions available.

    Horizon Healthcare Staffing wants dedicated and hardworking individuals to service children within Suffolk County, Long Island.


    • 1:1 assignments for in school and/or transportation to and from school
    • Paraprofessional - school health aide
    • Part time and Full-time positions available
    • School setting
    • School hours – varies

    Job Locations:

    • Bayshore
    • Brentwood
    • Dix Hills



    The role of the school-based paraprofessional is to assist with the daily care of one student with emotional, cognitive, physical handicaps, autism or other special needs. Their responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

    • Reinforcing behavior through the use of positive behavior support
    • Teaching daily living skills such as independent feeding, dressing, toileting
    • Guiding and assisting student in small group instruction settings with class routines and in transitioning from one activity to the next
    • Teaching student, under direction of teacher in the following areas: recreation, motor, vocational, socialization and communication
    • Assisting students with ambulation within the school premises and on class trips
    • Lifting, feeding, toileting and diapering after receiving appropriate training
    • Collecting data documenting student behavior for instructional purposes
    • Writing anecdotal information concerning student behavior
    • Providing language assistance for bilingual students


    School Paraprofessional Job Requirements:

    • Previous experience in childcare
    • High School Diploma or Equivalency
    • Good organizational skills
    • Good writing skills
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