ABILITIES FIRST, INC. 1:1 Aide Salary in the United States

How much does a 1:1 Aide make at companies like ABILITIES FIRST, INC. in the United States? The average salary for 1:1 Aide at companies like ABILITIES FIRST, INC. in the United States is $60,865 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $53,138 and $68,593. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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Abilities First, Inc., has been making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities for almost sixty years. We offer a wide variety of services including school and preschool programs, day habilitation, residential habilitation, community habilitation, and employment services. 

Abilities First recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds to and does not discriminate in hiring.  We are inclusive, welcoming and supportive of people of varying abilities, races, ethnicities, religions, socio-economic status, gender and gender identities.  Abilities First is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Abilities First is seeking an 1:1 Aide in our School Program located in Poughkeepsie, NY. This position attends to the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of the students while assisting the Classroom Teacher and Teacher Assistant in the implementation of students’ IEP goals. 

Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:00pm; 32.5 hours per week, 48 weeks per year.  This position follows the school calendar (September – June), with a 6-week summer program. 

Salary Range: $15.85 - $17.85

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assists in the classroom to conduct individual and group activities. 
  • Assists in the organization and arrangement of the classroom in order to provide a conductive learning environment. 
  • Attend therapy sessions with students to allow for appropriate carryover in the classroom. 
  • Escorts and assists students (via wheelchair, walker, etc.) to and from school buses while providing opportunities for students’ increased independence in mobility and orientation. 
  • Perform wheelchair/equipment transporting, transferring and lifting. 
  • Toilet children and use appropriate adaptive equipment if necessary.   
  • Change clothing when wet or soiled. 
  • Sets out lunches and adaptive feeding equipment, cut up or mash food as required, feed students following OT procedures, and provide opportunities for students’ increased independence in meal preparation. 
  • Set up computers, communication device systems and related adaptive equipment. 

This is a full-time position eligible for these benefits: 

  • Vacation, sick, personal, and holiday time off (or paid time off on the school calendar) 
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options 
  • 401(k) plan with employer match 
  • Employer paid life insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Increased earning potential with online training through College of Direct Support 
  • On Demand Payment – access your earnings as early as the next day 
  • Discounts with Verizon, AT&T, Royal Carting, etc. 
  • And More! 


  •  High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Experience within early childhood and special education preferred. 
  • Have the ability to push and pull students in wheelchairs, lift, bend, squat, turn in the knees, pivot and grasp with both hands (in order to properly and safely perform the techniques taught in CPR/First Aid, behavior intervention techniques, and lifting and carrying techniques), with or without a reasonable accommodation. 
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