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 annemarie.mongiardo@alternativesforchildren.org

Annemarie Mongiardo
631-331-6400 x152

annemarie.mongiardo@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)

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Ongoing Service Coordinator - CONTRACT
Job Type: varied and flex
Location: East Setauket
Hours: varied and flex
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We currently have an opportunity for an Ongoing Service Coordinator. In this vital role, you will: • Assist and participate in Initial visits and IFSP meetings • Monitor and organize all therapy services for a large caseload • Maintain records and reports regarding service coordinator activities • Monitor compliance of billing log notes • Assist billing department with resolving discrepancies on service authorizations • Facilitate the development of a transition plan to the preschool and resource information to families • Updating and uploading information to NYEIS (New York Early Intervention System) • Translated at initial home visits with EIOD’s and at CPSE initial meetings • Maintain documentation to comply with state regulations • Facilitate and collaborate with families on the initial evaluations and conduct pre IFSP and IFSP meetings
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred. Must have experience as OSC with EI population. Experience as a Special Education Teacher, Social Worker, Psychologist or related field essential

Aquebogue Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday varied
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  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. 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.

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday varied
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  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. 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
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday varied
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  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. 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 Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Behavior Support Aide
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday varied
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  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. 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.

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Secretary
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  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. Must be bilingual Spanish
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad or GED Proficient with MS Office Suite Excel, Word. Type 55 WPM. Office/Secretarial skills and field experience strongly preferred

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Dual Certified Special Education Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  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 Cerification in Special Ed/Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Certified General Education Teacher
Job Type: full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  Provide instruction/facilitation in all areas of early development and adapt curriculum in classroom for children's 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 Cerification in Early Childhood B - Gr 2 required and experience in early childhood.

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Teacher Aide - Paraprofessional
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We seek a dedicated individual who will assist the special education teacher in the classroom. Assist with teaching independent living skills; dressing, feeding. 
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad required. College credits in Early Childhood a plus. Must have experience working with children in early childhood.

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Psychologist, PhD or PsyD
Job Type: full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We are currently seeking a PhD or PsyD to perform initial evaluations and social histories.
Qualifications: Must have PhD or PsyD licensure and experience with preschool population

East Seatuket Location LEAVE REPLACEMENT MARCH
Occupational Therapist
Job Type: full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to provide CPSE services to children with special needs. 
Qualifications: Must have NYS OT licensure and experience with preschool special needs population

Southampton Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Occupational Therapist
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: varied & flexible
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to provide CPSE services to children with special needs. 
Qualifications: Must have NYS OT licensure and experience with preschool special needs population

Dix Hills Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
Day Care Teacher Aide
Job Type: part time 11:00 - 2:00
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday varied
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We currently have an opening for a caring, compassionate Day Care Teacher Aide who has experience caring for children ages six weeks to three years. We are committed to providing top quality care and education for children who are enrolled in our program. Our goal is to enhance the lives of every child that attends our program. If you are a patient, caring professional with a background in child care, we hope you will get in touch about this position.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with infants/toddlers preferred

Aquebogue & Southampton IMMEDIATE OPENING
IEP Coordinator
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue & Southampton
Hours: varied & flexible
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  We are currently seeking an IEP Coordinator with excellent communication and report writing skills to attend CPSE meetings and to coordinate the annual review process for Preschool. They will be the liaison between the parent and the district. They must be able to intepret and report evaluations, knowledge of IEP Direct (goals, PLEPS) strongly preferred.
Qualifications: NYS Sepecial Ed teacher preferred, but other disciplines with Preschool CPSE experience will be considered (i.e. - psychologists, LCSW, Speech Therapists.)

Aquebogue Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours between 9:00-2:30
Date Job Posted: January 2019
 

 

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. BILINGUAL AND 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 flex hours between 9:00-2:30
Date Job Posted: January 2019
 

 

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. BILINGUAL AND EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

East Setauket Location IMMEDIATE OPENING
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours 
Date Job Posted: January 2019
 

 

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. BILINGUAL AND 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
1:1 Aides
Job Type: part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours 
Date Job Posted: January 2019
 

 

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. BILINGUAL AND EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION A PLUS
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population

Early Intervention Program Current Opening
OT - PT - Speech Pathologist - Special Ed Teacher
Job Type: per diem/contract
Location: Suffolk and Nassau counties
Hours: varies
Date Job Posted: January 2019
   
Qualifications:

Must be NYS licensed and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)


Early Intervention Program Current Opening
Independent Speech Pathologist Contractor needed for Home-Based Early Intervention cases throughout Nassau & Suffolk County
Job Type: per diem/contract
Location: Suffolk and Nassau counties
Hours: varies
Date Job Posted: January 2019
   
Qualifications:

Must be NYS licensed and have experience with Early Intervention population. We invite contractual participation by Certified Minority or Women owned Business Enterprises (Certified M/WBEs)


Dix Hills Location 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: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours between 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  BILINGUAL AND 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.

East Setauket Location 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: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours between 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  BILINGUAL AND 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.

Southampton Location 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: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours between 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  BILINGUAL AND 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.

Aquebogue Location 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
Hours: Monday - Friday varied flex hours between 8:30 - 12:30
Date Job Posted: January 2019
  BILINGUAL AND 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: January 2019
Qualifications: Special Education/Early Childhood Teachers must be NYS certified B - Gr 2. Teacher Assistants NYS TA certification preferred and/or comparable experience.