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Paraprofessionals- Alachua County



Paraprofessionals- Alachua County
Gainesville, Florida
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Now Hiring Substitute Paraprofessionals for Alachua County, FL

Be a substitute paraprofessional and be the reason a kid learns something today. If you have the desire to do work that can truly change the world, you’re in the right place. Kelly Education has short and long-term opportunities available for you to make a big difference in upbeat lives.

No instructing experience? No problem! This exciting opportunity comes with free training, paid orientation, service bonus plans, the flexibility to build a schedule that works for you, and so much more.

Responsibilities Include:

  • In the absence of the full-time paraprofessional, the Substitute Paraprofessional provides classroom assistance to general education or special needs students and to the assigned District/School teacher, who has ultimate responsibility for crafting and implementing educational programs, activities, and services.
  • Daily personal and close, non-physical contact with children to provide classroom management and learning environment support.
  • Ability to assist in the implementation of an instructional support program with students of varying ages and sizes.
  • Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to establish effective working relationships with School District staff and students.
  • Frequent walking, standing, stooping, and lifting up to 25 lbs. Other physical activities may be required
  • Assist teacher(s) in reinforcing learning concepts presented through lesson plans, individually and in small groups.
  • Grade homework and tests (computing/tabulating results) using answer sheets and other methods the school employs.
  • Assist students in the transition from regular classrooms to special needs classrooms as needed.
  • Understand, address, and be critical of the presented special needs of each student, recognizing differences in their abilities and cognitive levels.
  • Maintain and/or assist in maintaining classroom control that nurtures a safe, positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with Kelly and School District policies and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Ensure adequate supervision of students and classroom environment to assure the health, welfare, and safety of students.
  • Remain in the classroom and monitor students at all times along with ensuring that the students are never left unattended.
  • Report student injury, accidents, illness, and discipline problems to a Kelly’supervisor and school personnel.
  • Report all personal injury or school property and/or theft to Kelly’s supervisor and District/School personnel immediately.
  • May supervise students in out-of-class settings (e.g., assemblies, lunchroom) as advised and supervised by an authorized School District employee (e.g., school principal).


  • Minimum criteria for becoming a substitute employee:
  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED or higher
  • Must work at least 1 Monday and 1 Friday each month
  • To complete the application and hiring process you will need to:
  • Submit an Official Transcript reflecting your highest level of education
  • Provide two professional letters of recommendation
  • Complete the Onboarding 365 Application
  • Complete online Kelly Class-Smarts training
  • Attend a Virtual Informational Meeting/Orientation session. Business attire is required.
  • Must complete a drug screen (at no cost to you)
  • Be prepared to be fingerprinted: The cost for fingerprinting is $73.25 at the applicant’s expense

You’ll enjoy the following:

  • Free training to prepare you for the classroom
  • Weekly pay
  • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act healthcare coverage for eligible employees
  • Group insurance options*
  • Flexible scheduling: work a few days or every day
  • Your preference for school
  • Free ongoing professional development
  • The happiness of knowing the work you do is making a positive impact on young lives in your community!

Pay Rate: $11/HOUR


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