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Transitional Paraprofessional

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Cuomo Fam First, 115-15 101st Avenue,Richmond Hill, NY,11419 - Richmond Hill, NY
High School Diploma or Equivalent
$16.00 - $16.00 Hourly


For over 100 years, HeartShare has dedicated itself to improving the lives of people needing special services and support. The HeartShare team, now 2,100 employees and growing, helps individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives.  


Heart Share Human Services of New York has four preschools located in Brooklyn and Queens focused on maximizing the potential of every student no matter the learning disability. Through the use of the creative curriculum and symbolic play each student is provided with an education experience geared towards their individual needs. The Heart Share First Step Early Childhood Centers also provide speech, occupational and physical therapies. The school also includes the family, the most important component of a child’s life, in the educational and therapeutic planning for each student enrolled. Our goal is to work with each child to make them as independent as possible and succeed on their own in their futures. The school operates as a 12-month program including a 6-week summer program. 


As a 1-to-1 paraprofessional at HeartShare Preschool, your primary responsibility is to provide individualized support and assistance to a specific child, fostering their social, emotional, and academic development. Collaborating closely with the lead teacher, you'll implement personalized learning plans, adapt instructional materials, and create a supportive environment that addresses the unique needs of the assigned child. Your role is instrumental in ensuring each child receives tailored attention and achieves optimal progress within the inclusive and nurturing atmosphere of HeartShare Preschool. 


  • Teacher’s guidance, provides support to assigned student to aid in mastering IEP goals. 
  • Models communication and positive behavior for student. 
  • Reviews lesson plans. Actively engages student in learning process. Speaks with classroom 
  • teacher about specific activities to enhance student’s learning. 
  • Complies with all regulatory and licensing protocols. Maintains safety of student throughout the 
  • day, including getting on and off the bus, during safety drills, when outside in the playground or 
  • community, and in activities of daily living. 
  • Follows behavior treatment plan, if applicable. 


  • High School Diploma, some college preferred. Experience with young children 3-5 year olds preferred. 
  • Ability to engage in floor play, facilitate language and be open to teacher feedback. 
  • Extensive background clearance required.