Early Childhood Paraprofessional

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-737437
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 10, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: August 3, 2020
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

Hoffman Early Learning Center is searching for an Early Childhood Paraprofessional for the 2020 - 2021 School Year. Early Childhood Paraprofessionals will be responsible for maintaining a loving, kind, rigorous, and joyful learning environment for children and families. If you are relentless about seeing students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to work at a network that does whatever it takes to ensure success for all children.



New Orleans College Prep’s (NOCP) mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond. Over the past ten years, NOCP has grown from a single grade of 100 students, to now operating 3 schools spanning Birth (6 weeks) to 12th grade and serving over 1,400 students.

In June 2017, NOCP expanded its existing early learning program at John W. Hoffman to establish a large, world-class early learning center that meets the needs of a growing, socioeconomically diverse population in New Orleans. The early learning center will serve approximately 228 children aged 0 - 4 and offer an unparalleled array of enriching, experiential learning experiences for children. 50% of the seats are funded through Head Start, offered only to low income children, and 50% of the seats are tuition-based, offered on a sliding scale of tuition rates based on family income. A coalition of charter school organizations contribute to the operating costs of the center, in return for offering preferential access to employees of their schools, which all supports staff retention in our K-12 public schools. With this unique model, we are creating a preschool that is truly accessible to all families, regardless of income, and expand early childhood capacity in our city.

Additional information about Hoffman Early Learning Center can be found on our website or by clicking here.




  • Design learning experiences that advance intellectual and physical development of children using research-based strategies

  • Develop lesson plans that support the social and emotional development of children

  • Frequently encourage the involvement of families in programs and support the development of relationships between children and their families

  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment

  • Maintain school culture of high behavioral expectations

  • Collaborate with family members, colleagues, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities.

Experience and Skills:


  • Child Development Associate (CDA) or be enrolled in a program that will lead to an Associate or Bachelor degree in early childhood or be enrolled in a CDA program to be completed within 1 year of hire.

  • Ancillary Teaching Certificate (preferred)

  • Constant learner: Solicits feedback and implements new ideas in instruction, stays abreast of current research on teaching and learning, enhances professional skills

  • Solutions-Oriented: concentrates on finding ways to solve problems and improve systems

  • Enthusiasm: exhibits passion and excitement over work

  • High Expectations: An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels

  • Results Oriented: Proven track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains as a teacher

  • Work ethic: possesses a strong willingness to work hard and long hours to get the job done

  • Intelligence: learns quickly, demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently absorb new information

  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work well in a team



We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.