Para Educator – Part-Time

Rainbows is empowering children and families 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 opener: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Para closer: 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.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.

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Rainbows United, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Rainbows United, Inc., from recruitment through employment and promotion, training and work assignments, to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.


Rainbows United, Inc. participates in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with each new employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm work authorization.