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 Sarah Griffin if you have questions or need more information
631-331-6400 x121 email sarah.griffin@alternativesforchildren.org

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
Technology Assistant
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:00 4:00
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  We currently seek a Technology Assistant who is a demonstrated team player. You will work on a broad range of activities that involves keeping the building Technology organized and working in a manner that is beneficial to Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students. The primary goal of the Technology Assistant is to be part of a community whose mission is to create an active learning environment, where technology provides a positive experience for all involved. Meeting these needs will require a mix of both strong technical and communication skills. Specifically, the Technology Assistant will: Assist in setting up new technology initiatives under the direction of administration. Assist in assorted IT projects ranging from wiring, hardware setup, software installations, configurations and deployments. Support users with a diverse range of needs and abilities. Support local and web-based information systems. Troubleshoot hardware and software issues with SMART Boards. Troubleshoot system failures and identifying roadblocks in the network. Organize Technology Inventory between different storage spaces, buildings and classrooms. (involves physical labor of moving items, and keeping equipment areas adequately inventoried. Setup technology and provide support in the event of a malfunction. Check in daily with AFC Tech Support Ticketing system, and follow up with any tickets posted, resolving any that are not completed. Be a friendly support presence in the building, walking around and checking in on classrooms, offices and any spaces where technology is being used. We require: Minimum Associate Degree or certificate in IT, IS, Computer Science, or educational/instructional technology. Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an IT position, overseeing helpdesk, hardware, & network issues. Familiar with web related languages such as HTML, HTML5, Dreamweaver, etc. and applicants with valid certifications in Apple, Microsoft and/or other relevant domains are highly desired. An eagerness to learn and improve technical skills and be adaptable, flexible and able to multi-task. Strong working knowledge of: Windows System, Apple Systems, Active Directory Networking/ Server system, Email deliver solutions, Hardware Installations, MS Office 365/ cloud protocol, G-suite, Workplace Remote access/ tech support, SMART Boards. Any other educational technology related programs. Don’t miss this great opportunity to love what you do! School calendar and excellent benefits including a 403B plan.
Qualifications: Minimum Associate Degree or certificate in IT, IS, Computer Science, or educational/instructional technology Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an IT position, overseeing helpdesk, hardware, & network issues Familiar with web related languages such as HTML, HTML5, Dreamweaver, etc. and applicants with valid certifications in Apple, Microsoft and/or other relevant domains are highly desired. Travel required to our four locations.
Salary Range $60,000 - -65,000.

Suffolk County
Board Certified Behavior Analyst - BCBA
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  We currently have an exceptional role for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to work in our special ed pre-school program. The BCBA will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary Special Education team. Experience in positive behavior management, sensory integration, working with children who have social/emotional delays, behavioral issues, and Autism. Experience with FBA / BIP
Qualifications: Must be Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA and experience with preschool population.
Salary Range $70,000 - $76,000

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Special Education Teacher
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Speech Pathologist/Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Occupational Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Physical Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Substitutes ALL POSITIONS
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS Teacher Assistants; 1:1 Aides; paraprofessionals
Location: Suffolk County - Aquebogue - Dix Hills - East Setauket - Southampton
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  Substitutes needed for all our locations. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION PREFERRED. Special needs experience a plus. Teacher Assistant; 1:1 Aides; paraprofessionals.
Qualifications: Teacher Assistants must have NYS TA certification. 1:1 Aides/paraprofessionals must have Minimum HS grad/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range Aquebogue $19.00 hourly; Dix Hills and East Seatuket $18.50 hourly; Southampton $20.00 hourly

Aquebogue Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: Aquebogue
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.
Salary Range $30.00 hourly

Aquebogue Location
Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist
Job Type: Full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  Speech Language Pathologists play an integral role in continuing our commitment of quality by servicing children and implementing instructional plans based on evaluation findings of the child's outcomes as indicated on the child's IFSP or IEP. Assess and treat speech-language, voice, swallowing, and other related disorders of children with developmental delays and disabilities. Develop and implement individualized plans for assigned cases to meet individual child’s needs, interests and abilities. Collaborate with parents and multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals and special educators to develop and modify program activities that improve speech and language skills. In compliance with state and local requirements, each therapist will be responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs
Qualifications: Must have TSSLD, NYS license/registration and experience with preschool population.
Salary Range $63,554 - $73,564

Aquebogue Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday Part time
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $19.00 hourly

Dix Hills Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: Dix Hills
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.
Salary Range $30.00 hourly

Dix Hills / East Setauket Location
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket / Dix Hills
Hours: 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  We are seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 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, co-lead support groups/workshops and social skills groups. Experience in positive behavior management, sensory integration, working with children who have social/emotional delays, behavioral issues, and autism. Experience with special needs preschool population preferred. Excellent benefit package and salary. This is a great opportunity to work in a positive, rewarding environment.
Qualifications: Must have LCSW licensure and experience with preschool population
Salary Range $60,000 - $71,000

Dix Hills Location
Paraprofessional Teacher Aide
Job Type: Part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  Paraprofessional 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.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; Experience with special needs preschool children preferred.. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is prefered, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus.
Salary Range $19.00 - $21.67 hourly

Dix Hills Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $18.50 hourly

East Setauket Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher
Job Type: Full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $55,000 - $82,682

East Setauket Location
Board Certified Behavior Analyst - BCBA
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  We currently have an exceptional role for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to work in our special ed pre-school program. The BCBA will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary Special Education team. Experience in positive behavior management, sensory integration, working with children who have social/emotional delays, behavioral issues, and Autism. Experience with FBA / BIP
Qualifications: Must be Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA and experience with preschool population.
Salary Range $70,000 - $76,000

East Setauket Location
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  We are seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 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, co-lead support groups/workshops and social skills groups. Experience in positive behavior management, sensory integration, working with children who have social/emotional delays, behavioral issues, and autism. Experience with special needs preschool population preferred. Excellent benefit package and salary. This is a great opportunity to work in a positive, rewarding environment.
Qualifications: Must have LCSW licensure and experience with preschool population
Salary Range $60,000 - $7`1,000

East Setauket Location
Licensed Practical Nurse LPN
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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 This is a great opportunity to work in a positive, rewarding environment.
Qualifications: Must have current NYS LPN license and registration. Experience with pediatrics a must, school setting experience preferred.
Salary Range $58,000-$60,000

East Setauket Location
Paraprofessional Teacher Aide
Job Type: Part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00 OR 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  Paraprofessional 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.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; Experience with special needs preschool children preferred.. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is preferred, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus.
Salary Range $19.00 - $21.67 hourly

East Setauket Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: East Setauket
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.
Salary Range $30.00 hourly

East Setauket Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $18.50 hourly

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher Float
Job Type: Full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $41,000 - $62,000

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: Southampton
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: NYS Dual Certification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.
Salary Range $35.00 hourly

Southampton Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: March 2024
  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.
Qualifications: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $20.00 hourly