Employment at Alternatives for Children

Employment Opportunities

at Alternatives for Children


Since 1988, Alternatives For Children has been a leader in providing educational programs and therapeutic pediatric services to infants and children with special needs and their typically developing peers from throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

As Alternatives For Children, with locations in Aquebogue, East Setauket, Dix Hills and Southampton continues to grow and expand our programs, we seek caring and compassionate individuals to join our dedicated team.

Full-Time and Part-Time positions are available.


We welcome you to explore our wide ranging employment opportunities. A fulfilling and rewarding career might be waiting for you!

Send Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@alternativesforchildren.org

Call Pamela DeMeo if you have questions or need more information
631-331-6400 x135

Alternatives For Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

 

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Suffolk County
Occupational Therapist
Job Type: full time
Location: travel between three locations - East Setauket (2) Dix Hills (2) Southampton (1)
Hours: Monday to Friday
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Occupational Therapists will screen, identify, assess, evaluate, treat, and recommend services for students who exhibit a delay or disability in fine motor, sensory motor, and/or adaptive functioning. Occupational Therapists will promote optimal function and engagement in meaningful activities, remediate developmental disabilities, provide support to families, and collaborate with other disciplines, as needed in order to address goals and objectives as indicated in each child or student's IFSP or IEP intervention plans. In compliance with state and local requirements, each therapist will be responsible for maintaining documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must be NYS licensed/certified and experience with preschool special needs population.

Suffolk County
School Nurse RN
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment of children's health care needs, maintaining health care plans, administration and maintenance of emergency medication, monitoring health care records of children, and providing guidance for staff and parents in regard to child health concerns. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have current NYS RN license and registration. Experience with pediatrics a must, school setting experience preferred.

Suffolk County
Finance/Data Entry Clerk
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We currently have an opportunity for an individual with office/data entry experience to assist in our East Setauket location. Must have excellent Word and Excel skills, claims based data entry experience, highly computer literate, good with numbers, attention to detail, along with superior phone and interpersonal/customer skills. Good organizational skills. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Minimum HS Grad/GED. Proficient with MS Excel and data entry. Knowledge of CPT/Medical Billing a plus. Please state your salary requirements.

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Special Education Teacher
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Early Intervention (EI), birth to 3 year old program Special Education teachers will assist in the screening, assessment, evaluation, identification and treatment of students presenting with developmental delays or disabilities; assist students in the development of cognitive, communication, social and emotional, adaptive, fine and gross motor skills, within home, school, and other community settings. Special Education teachers will collaborate with other disciplines in order to develop and address goals and objectives as required by each student's IFSP; This includes providing families with information, modeling, training and support to positively affect the development and maintenance of skills. In compliance with state and local requirements, each teacher will be responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs.
Qualifications: NYS Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Speech Pathologist/Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Early Intervention (EI), birth to 3 year old program. Will evaluate, diagnose, treat, and recommend services for students experiencing delays with expressive and receptive language skills, cognition, swallowing, articulation/phonology, fluency and oral motor within home, school, and other community. Speech Pathologist will provide support to families, and collaborate with other disciplines, as needed in order to address goals and objectives as indicated in each student's IFSP. In compliance with state and local requirements, each therapist will be responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs
Qualifications: Must be NYS licensed/certified and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Occupational Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Early Intervention (EI), birth to 3 year old program. Occupational Therapists will screen, identify, assess, evaluate, treat, and recommend services for students who exhibit a delay or disability in fine motor, sensory motor and/or adaptive functioning. Occupational therapists will promote optimal function and engagement in meaningful activities, remediate developmental disabilities, provide support to families, and collaborate with other disciplines, as needed in order to address goals and objectives as indicated in each student's IFSP. Sessions will be within home, school, and other community settings. In compliance with state and local requirements, each therapist will be responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs.
Qualifications: Must be NYS licensed/certified and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Physical Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Early Intervention (EI), birth to 3 year old program. To provide physical therapy services to patients as written by the IFSP, including: Assessment, evaluation and development of therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional goals; To provide instruction in use of equipment; Assessment of the need for devices; Collaborate with other disciplines, as needed in order to address goals and objectives as indicated in each student's IFSP. Sessions will be within home, school, and other community settings. Physical Therapists will instruct family members when appropriate to assist the student in reaching established goals. In compliance with state and local requirements, each therapist will be responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs
Qualifications: Must be NYS licensed/certified and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk County
Substitutes ALL POSITIONS
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** - COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Education Teachers - Early Childhood Regular Education Teachers - Teacher Assistants/1:1 Aides
Location: Suffolk County - Aquebogue - Dix Hills - East Setauket - Southampton
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Substitutes needed for all our locations. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION PREFERRED. ABA training or experience a plus. Special Education/Early Childhood Teachers; Teacher Assistants; 1:1 Aides; paraprofessionals.
Qualifications: Special Education/Early Childhood Teachers must be NYS certified B - Gr 2. Teacher Assistants must have NYS TA certification. 1:1 Aides/paraprofessionals must have Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.

Aquebogue Location
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We currently seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with implementation of classroom wide and individualized behavior management strategies/plans within the special education preschool classroom setting. In this exciting role, you will follow the lead from the teacher and intervene for consistency on behavioral strategies being implemented. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. You will float in and out of each self-contained classroom, where needed, at the direction of the site coordinator. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; experience with behavior management with special needs preschool children essential. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is preferred, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.

Aquebogue Location
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW
Job Type: Part Time 4 days a week
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Flexible 4 days a week
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We are seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.. This social worker will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary Special Education team, and become a liaison between the home and educational environment. Responsibilities include family outreach, community referrals/resources, parent training/ student counseling, daily classroom support and consultation, Crisis Team, co-lead support groups/workshops and social skills groups. Experience with Special Needs preschool population preferred,. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have LCSW licensure and experience with preschool population. Must be able to work Center-based and have experience with Zoom remote tele-therapy.

Aquebogue Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday part time
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with a student with special needs on a 1:1 basis. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.

Dix Hills Location
Paraprofessional Special Education Preschool
Job Type: full tme
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Paraprofessionals support the teacher/teacher assistant in delivering the curriculum to meet the children's needs through individual or small group settings; assists with large group activities as per the teacher's directives. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED; college credits in Early Childhood a plus; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population a plus.

Dix Hills Location
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Assist the special education teacher with development and implementation of lesson plans. Supervise students and provide learning support and guidance. Develop meaningful relationships with students. Must have strong communication skills, as you will be expected to interact with colleagues, parents, and students Understanding and attentive to student needs, and have a passion for the early education field. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED and NYS Teacher Assistant Certification; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population strongly preferred

Dix Hills Location
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We currently seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with implementation of classroom wide and individualized behavior management strategies/plans within the special education preschool classroom setting. In this exciting role, you will follow the lead from the teacher and intervene for consistency on behavioral strategies being implemented. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. You will float in and out of each self-contained classroom, where needed, at the direction of the site coordinator. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; experience with behavior management with special needs preschool children essential. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is preferred, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.

Dix Hills Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with a student with special needs on a 1:1 basis. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.

East Setauket Location
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We currently seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with implementation of classroom wide and individualized behavior management strategies/plans within the special education preschool classroom setting. In this exciting role, you will follow the lead from the teacher and intervene for consistency on behavioral strategies being implemented. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. You will float in and out of each self-contained classroom, where needed, at the direction of the site coordinator. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; experience with behavior management with special needs preschool children essential. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is preferred, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.

East Setauket Location
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 - 5:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Assist the special education teacher with development and implementation of lesson plans. Supervise students and provide learning support and guidance. Develop meaningful relationships with students. Must have strong communication skills, as you will be expected to interact with colleagues, parents, and students Understanding and attentive to student needs, and have a passion for the early education field. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED and NYS Teacher Assistant Certification; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population strongly preferred

East Setauket
Finance/Data Entry Clerk
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We currently have an opportunity for an individual with office/data entry experience to assist in our East Setauket location. Must have excellent Word and Excel skills, claims based data entry experience, highly computer literate, good with numbers, attention to detail, along with superior phone and interpersonal/customer skills. Good organizational skills. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Minimum HS Grad/GED. Proficient with MS Excel and data entry. Knowledge of CPT/Medical Billing a plus. Please state your salary requirements.

East Setauket Location
Teacher Aide
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Teacher Aides support the teacher/teacher assistant in delivering the curriculum to meet the children's needs through individual or small group settings; assists with large group activities as per the teacher's directives. Develop meaningful relationships with students. Understanding and attentive to student needs, and have a passion for the early education field. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED; college credits in Early Childhood a plus; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population a plus.

East Setauket Location
Paraprofessional Special Education Preschool
Job Type: full tme
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Paraprofessionals support the teacher/teacher assistant in delivering the curriculum to meet the children's needs through individual or small group settings; assists with large group activities as per the teacher's directives. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED; college credits in Early Childhood a plus; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population a plus.

East Setauket Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with a student with special needs on a 1:1 basis. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.

Southampton
School Nurse RN
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment of children's health care needs, maintaining health care plans, administration and maintenance of emergency medication, monitoring health care records of children, and providing guidance for staff and parents in regard to child health concerns. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have current NYS RN license and registration. Experience with pediatrics a must, school setting experience preferred.

Southampton
Physical Therapist
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Two - Three days flexible 9:00 - 11:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  The Physical Therapist conducts evaluations and treatments for our preschool aged children. Contributes goals to the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Work on targeted objectives throughout the school year per the child's program requirements. In compliance with state and local requirements, each therapist will be responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have current NYS PT license and experience with preschool special needs population

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: part time and full time positions
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Provide instruction/facilitation in all areas of early development and adapt curriculum in classroom for children's individualized and special needs. Maintain safe/clean environment. Effectively supervise Aides/Assistants. Work with other disciplines as a team to meet student's needs and evaluate student's development and progress. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood. Must be able to work Center-based and through Zoom/remote learning.

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher FLOAT
Job Type: full time position
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Provide instruction/facilitation in all areas of early development and adapt curriculum in classroom for children's individualized and special needs. Maintain safe/clean environment. Effectively supervise Aides/Assistants. Work with other disciplines as a team to meet student's needs and evaluate student's development and progress. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood. Must be able to work Center-based and through Zoom/remote learning.

Southampton Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with a student with special needs on a 1:1 basis. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. Experience with Special Needs preschool population a plus. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.

Southampton Location
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  We currently seek dedicated individuals to help our Special Education Teachers with implementation of classroom wide and individualized behavior management strategies/plans within the special education preschool classroom setting. In this exciting role, you will follow the lead from the teacher and intervene for consistency on behavioral strategies being implemented. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. You will float in and out of each self-contained classroom, where needed, at the direction of the site coordinator. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; experience with behavior management with special needs preschool children essential. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is preferred, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.

Southampton Location
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 2:00
Date Job Posted: April 2021
  Assist the special education teacher with development and implementation of lesson plans. Supervise students and provide learning support and guidance. Develop meaningful relationships with students. Must have strong communication skills, as you will be expected to interact with colleagues, parents, and students Understanding and attentive to student needs, and have a passion for the early education field. You will assist with teaching independent dressing skills, structured activities, assist with snacks/feeding, implements educational and therapeutic goals set forth by the IEP plans. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS. You will be required to follow our Acceptable Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and other Health and Safety measures in accordance with our Reopening Plan.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED and NYS Teacher Assistant Certification; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population strongly preferred