Temporary School Support Staff at $23 per hour - Rhode Island Public Schools

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 09/14/2021 Industry: Professional Services/Administration/Education Job Number: 2652

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is recruiting temporary staff to support the safety of students, teachers, and school personnel as Rhode Island public schools reopen this fall amid COVID-19.  Apply and help build confidence for safe and successful learning for all public-school students. 

JOB TITLE: Back-to-School Support Positions
Bilingual Applicants Welcome // Solicitantes Bilingües Bienvenidos

LOCATION: Positions will be available at various Rhode Island Public Schools, with an emphasis on those communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic (e.g. high COVID-19 transmission rates and/or low vaccination rates)  

Temporary staff members are needed to support the safe reopening of schools this fall amid COVID-19. Play a meaningful part in supporting the local community, students, educators, and school personnel during this time of need as we build back our schools. Sample positions and responsibilities include: 

COVID-19 Safety Support Aides:

  • Health and safety aides who may support in disbursing masks, taking temperatures, and ensuring appropriate social distancing 
  • Food service workers
  • Custodial workers
Classroom Support & Paraprofessionals:
  • Substitute teachers (must meet RIDE licensing standards)
  • Teacher aides 
  • Paraprofessionals who can provide classroom support and ensure a clean and safe environment 

Certified Nursing Assistants:

  • CNAs to support the staff and daily operation of the school nurse's office(s) and ensure safety for any students who may be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms 

As the employer-of-record, SkillsRI will pay temporary staff members $23/hour for up to 32 hours per week for an 8-week period, which must be completed by November 5, 2021.  

Candidates will be required to undergo a background check and will receive an orientation/training by the school where each candidate is placed. Staff members will receive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary. 


Apply through the SkillsRI job board. Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and notified of next steps. 

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