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: February 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 IMMEDIATE OPENING
Finance Student Data Specialist/Quality Assurance Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location:  
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: February 2020
  The Finance Student Data Specialist/Quality Assurance Assistant creates and maintains student enrollment and therapeutic service delivery information in student database/claims management software integrated with web-based service delivery and document management platforms. Works directly with finance department and program personnel to assure accuracy of enrollment/service delivery information to be submitted to local municipalities portal systems for billing. Data entry/posting of student information; generate weekly QA reports to colleagues/supervisors to resolve errors and ensure accuracy of approved service delivery; monthly therapeutic and attendance auditing; maintenance of provider assignments/schedules in database; train staff on accurate student data/information submission; service delivery billing; approval of independent therapeutic service contract invoices; Medicaid compliance; Medical Billing; file and copy as needed.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or Associates Degree; 3 – 5 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Medicaid compliance/Medical billing strongly preferred. Accurate alpha and numeric data entry skills; Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner; Excellent problem-solving, project management and communication skills; knowledge and proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Excel required.

Suffolk/Nassau Counties
Early Intervention Special Education Teacher
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: February 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 Speech Pathologist/Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: February 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: February 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)

Dix Hills & East Setauket
Creative Arts Therapist
Job Type: full time or part time
Location: Dix Hills & East Setauket locations
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: February 2020
  As our Creative Arts Specialist you will provide individual and group therapy to our special needs population. Creative Arts 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.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in Creative Arts Therapy, NYS LCAT. Experience with preschool population in a school based program preferred.

Aquebogue Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Supervisory Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: February 2020
  Staff Supervision; classroom observations; student assessments; knowledge of curriculum (Creative Curriculum for Preschool) differentiated instruction; positive behavioral supports; staff coverage; training and support..
Qualifications: NYS Certified Special Education Teacher Master’s Degree in Special Education Birth – Grade 2; SAS/SDA, SBL/SDL preferred; Five (5) years minimum teacher experience. Excellent benefits package

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: February 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
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday varied and flex between 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: February 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
Occupational Therapist
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: varied & flex
Date Job Posted: February 2020
  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.
Qualifications: Must be NYS licensed/certified and experience with preschool 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: February 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.

Dix Hills IMMEDIATE OPENING
Teacher Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: February 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

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: February 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 Aide 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.

East Setauket Location
Speech Pathologist
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: varied & flex
Date Job Posted: February 2020
  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.

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: February 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 Aide 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.

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: February 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: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: February 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: February 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
Speech Pathologist Leave Replacement
Job Type: Part time - begins April 2020
Location: Southampton
Hours: part time
Date Job Posted: February 2020
  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.

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Physical Therapist
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: 1 day a week - flexible day
Date Job Posted: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 2020
Qualifications: Special Education/Early Childhood Teachers must be NYS certified B - Gr 2. Teacher Assistants NYS TA certification preferred and/or comparable experience.