Paraeducator – Part-Time

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Paraeducator – Part-Time

Rainbows is bringing potential to life and we’re seeking passionate and energetic candidates to consider for Para-Educator. As a leading not-for-profit organization providing vital services to children with special needs and their families we are driven by strong guiding principles and supported by a highly talented and committed work force.


A Para-Educator serves typically developing children and children with developmental disabilities in a child care setting age birth to 5 years. The person in this role will aid in the classroom with duties that could include feeding, diapering, toileting, participating in activities/games and housekeeping duties.  This is a Part-Time position.


  • Assists the Teacher in providing a warm and nurturing environment in which the children can grow.
  • Assesses the child’s day to day strengths and needs through observation and maintains records as required.
  • Provides input to classroom planning, both long term and short term.
  • Maintains open communication with Teacher, Parents and other Staff Members.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


  • Prefer 1 year working with special needs children or children aged 2 weeks to 5 years.
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
  • Ability to comply with Agency and Departmental Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.


JOB TYPE: Part-time

  • Monday- Friday
  • Para closer: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Para opener: 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
  • Option to get more hours if desired- up to 29 hours a week.

WORK PACE: Self-paced, requiring the ability to think and act quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position operates in a classroom setting both indoors and outdoors