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
Human Resource Director
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  Alternatives for Children currently has an excellent full-time opportunity for a dedicated Human Resources leader to join its fast-paced HR dept. We require: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years progressive experience in all facets of Human Resources. Masters degree preferred; PHR/SPHR; Experience working for a non-profit organization in a school setting strongly preferred; Experience with employee benefits, pensions, compensation and reviews; Knowledge of State and Federal Laws; Excellent time management, leadership, multitasking, presentation & written and verbal communication skills; Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and MS Word and Excel. ADP and Kronos a strong 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: Bachelor's Required, Masters degree preferred; PHR/SPHR. Human Resources: 5 years Required. Excellent benefit package.

Suffolk County
Director of Special Education Preschool Program
Job Type: full time
Location: Suffolk County
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: October 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 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: October 2020
  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: October 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 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
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: October 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. 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

Aquebogue Location
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW
Job Type: part time two days a week
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Two days a week - flexible
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  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
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: part time and full time positions
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: October 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. 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.

Aquebogue Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: October 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. 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
Food Service Aide
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 2:00
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  We currently seek a Food Service Aide for our Dix Hills Facility. You will deliver snack/breakfast to kitchen area, keep record of food and refrigerator temperatures, maintain inventory on snacks, paper goods and submit purchase requisitions to DC Coordinator. You will also attend quarterly menu meetings with food vendor. Pro-rated paid holidays and vacation. You will work under the direction of the Building Coordinator. The necessary PPE for these tasks will be assigned to you. Acceptable Face Coverings are required at all times. 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 HS Diploma and Department of Health Food Management Certificate or in the process.

Dix Hills Location
Secretary
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  We currently have an opportunity for an individual with office experience to assist in our Dix Hills location. Must have excellent word processing, MS Office (Word and Excel) skills, along with superior phone and interpersonal/customer skills. EXPERIENCE working in a school setting is highly preferred. BILINGUAL. 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 or GED Proficient with MS Office Suite Excel, Word. Type 55 WPM. Office/Secretarial skills and field experience strongly preferred. BILINGUAL.

Dix Hills Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: October 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. 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
Housekeeping/Cleaner and Building Transport Aide
Job Type: part time TWO positions
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 1:30 OR 10:00 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  Housekeeping/Cleaner responsibilities will include cleaning/sanitizing mats and equipment in the Rehab Gym, and other areas throughout the building as needed, i.e., door handles, light switches, and other high contact surfaces. You will be trained and instructed on the required proper sanitizing procedures. Building Transport Aide responsibilities will include assisting Teachers/Teacher Assistants and other staff with the school plan for busing and Drop Off of students; safely walk with students from bus/parent Drop Off locations to classrooms; use software applications and follow procedures for “Student Check In”; assist Teachers/Teacher Assistants and other staff with the school plan for end of day dismissal for busing and Pick Up of students; safely walk with students from classrooms to bus/parent Pick Up locations; use software applications and follow procedures for “Student Check Out”; You will work under the direction of the Building Coordinator. The necessary PPE for these tasks will be assigned to you. Acceptable Face Coverings are required at all times. 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 cleaning experience preferred. Experience 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: October 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. 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
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  We currently have an exceptional role for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to work in our special ed pre-school program. Experience in positive behavior management, sensory integration, floor time, ABA, and TEACCH. Also experience with working with children who have social/emotional delays, behavioral issues, (FBA's & BIP's) and Autism. 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 Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA

East Setauket Location
Custodian
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  The custodian performs custodial work in classrooms, offices, and common areas inside the school building. The custodian maintains a clean and safe environment in all outdoor spaces. Receives deliveries; light snow removal; set-up meeting spaces; performs minor repairs; performs safety inspections. Reports to 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: Minimum HS grad, Trade School certificate a plus. Experience with building maintenance and small repairs.

East Setauket Location
Housekeeping/Cleaner and Building Transport Aide
Job Type: part time TWO positions
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 - 4:00; 11:30 - 4:30
Date Job Posted: October 2020
  Housekeeping/Cleaner responsibilities will include cleaning/sanitizing mats and equipment in the Rehab Gym, and other areas throughout the building as needed, i.e., door handles, light switches, and other high contact surfaces. You will be trained and instructed on the required proper sanitizing procedures. Building Transport Aide responsibilities will include assisting Teachers/Teacher Assistants and other staff with the school plan for busing and Drop Off of students; safely walk with students from bus/parent Drop Off locations to classrooms; use software applications and follow procedures for “Student Check In”; assist Teachers/Teacher Assistants and other staff with the school plan for end of day dismissal for busing and Pick Up of students; safely walk with students from classrooms to bus/parent Pick Up locations; use software applications and follow procedures for “Student Check Out”; You will work under the direction of the Building Coordinator. The necessary PPE for these tasks will be assigned to you. Acceptable Face Coverings are required at all times. 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 cleaning experience preferred. Experience with special needs population a plus.

Southampton Location
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: October 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 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
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: part time and full time positions
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: October 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. 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: October 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. 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: October 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. 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.