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 IMMEDIATE OPENING
Director of Special Education Preschool Program
Job Type: full time
Location: Aquebogue & Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Director to manage daily operations at a preschool for special needs population. Experience with staffing, CPSE process, and early childhood education.
Qualifications: Must have NYS certification in special education/B-GR2, MA, SDA, SBL required. Excellent Salary & Benefits!

Suffolk/Nassau Counties
Early Intervention Ongoing Service Coordinator
Job Type: contract
Location: varied - Working out of our East Setauket Location
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  Ongoing Service Coordinator to • Assist and participate in Initial visits and IFSP meetings • Monitor and organize all therapy services for caseload • Maintain records and reports regarding service coordinator activities and service authorizations • Updating and uploading information to NYEIS (New York Early Intervention System • Maintain documentation to comply with state regulations • Facilitate and collaborate with families on the initial evaluations and meetings.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Master's preferred. Must have experience as OSC with EI population. Experience as a Special Education Teacher, Social Worker, Psychologist or related field essential. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk/Nassau Counties
Early Intervention Special Education Teacher
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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 requiredand have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk/Nassau Counties
Early Intervention Physical Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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/Nassau Counties
Early Intervention Speech Pathologist/Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  Early Intervention (EI), birth to 3 year old program. Will evaluate, 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 certified and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Suffolk/Nassau Counties
Early Intervention Occupational Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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 certified and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)

Aquebogue Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Paraprofessional
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 12:-00
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Aquebogue Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday varied and flex between 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.
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 IMMEDIATE OPENING
Secretary
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  We currently have an exceptional opportunity for a full-time Secretary to work in our Dix Hills school. Hours are 10am-6pm. The position requires office, secretarial or administrative experience such as general office duties, filing (paper and electronically), photocopying, and answering phones. Must have excellent typing/word processing skills and able to multi-task.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/GED

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday varied and flex between 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.
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 Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher FLOAT
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.

East Setauket IMMEDIATE OPENING
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday varied and flex between 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Physical Therapist
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: 1 day a week - flexible day
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.
Qualifications: Must have current NYS PT license and experience with preschool special needs population

Southampton IMMEDIATE OPENING
Teacher Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  We seek dedicated individuals to assist our Special Education Teacher. 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. 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. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher FLOAT
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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.
Qualifications: Applicants must have HS Diploma/GED and NYS Teacher Assistant Certification; experience working in a classroom environment with special needs population strongly preferred

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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 Behavior Support Aided 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. 
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.

Southampton IMMEDIATE OPENING
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday varied between 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  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. 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. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Aquebogue Dix Hills East Setauket Southampton Locations Substitute Positions
***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** - COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Education Teachers - Early Childhood Regular Education Teachers - Teacher Assistants/1:1 Aides
Job Type: SUBSTITUTES
Location: Aquebogue Dix Hills East Setauket Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours between 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: March 2020
  EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION PREFERRED. ABA training or experience a plus.
Qualifications: Special Education/Early Childhood Teachers must be NYS certified B - Gr 2. Teacher Assistants/1:1 Aides must have NYS TA certification and/or comparable experience.

Southold Universal Pre Kindergarten Substitute Positions

***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** - COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUBSTITUTE Early Childhood Regular Education Teachers/Teacher Assistants

Job Type: SUBSTITUTES
Location: Southold
Hours: Part Time Mornings
Date Job Posted: March 2020
Qualifications: Special Education/Early Childhood Teachers must be NYS certified B - Gr 2. Teacher Assistants NYS TA certification preferred and/or comparable experience.