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
Assistant Director Special Education Preschool Program
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton/Aquebogue
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: June 2021
  We currently have an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Director to manage daily operations at our preschool for special needs population. Experience with staffing, CPSE process, and early childhood education for both daycare and special education programs for preschool age children.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 NYS certification in Special Education, Birth – Grade 2, MA, SDA/SBL required.

Suffolk County
Summer Positions 1:1 Aides; Subs all Positions
Job Type: flexible and varied
Location: Aquebogue, Dix Hills, East Setauket, Southampton
Hours: Monday to Friday flexible and vareid
Date Job Posted: June 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. 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: 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.

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Special Education Teacher
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: June 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: June 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: June 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: June 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: June 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
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: full time position
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: June 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.

Aquebogue Location
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: June 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

Aquebogue Location
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: June 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: June 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: June 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
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: June 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.

Dix Hills Location
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: June 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
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: June 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
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: June 2021
  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. 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: Must be Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA

East Setauket Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: June 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
Teacher Assistant
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: June 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

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: part time and full time positions
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: June 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: June 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: June 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.