If you would like to work directly with children in a non-teaching role, consider these options:


Substitute Teacher & Substitute Paraprofessional Opportunities

Substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals work part-time while gaining experience in NYC public school classrooms.

Substitute teachers are used on an as-needed basis to cover the classroom in the absence of the regular (full-time) teachers. The primary role of the substitute teacher is to continue student learning along the continuum established by the absent full-time teacher. 

Substitute paraprofessionals are contacted on an as-needed basis to cover absences reported by school-based full-time paraprofessionals. The role of the substitute paraprofessional is to assist teachers with class work and/or assist with the daily care of students with emotional, cognitive, physical handicaps, autism and other special needs.