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 Sarah Griffin if you have questions or need more information
631-331-6400 x121 email sarah.griffin@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)

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Suffolk County
Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D./ PsyD.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Setauket/Dix Hills
Hours: 8:30 - 4:00
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  We currently have an excellent Full-Time opportunity for a Licensed Psychologist in our special education preschool program. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children enrolled in early intervention and special education preschool programs who have special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Conduct psychological evaluations and social history updates with preschool students and their families. Intake Evaluations/psychological testing - full batteries. Responsibilities include providing classroom support, student counseling, parent training and conducting CPSE Evaluations. Must be licensed, Ph.D/ PsyD. Must have experience working with children with special needs and performing initial evaluations. Excellent benefit package and salary. This is a great opportunity to work in a positive, rewarding environment.
Qualifications: Must be licensed, Ph.D/ PsyD Must have experience working with children with special needs and performing initial evaluations and experience with preschool population.
Salary Range $98,000 – $106,000

Suffolk County
Board Certified Behavior Analyst - BCBA
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  We currently have an exceptional role for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to work in our special ed pre-school program. The BCBA will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary Special Education team. Experience in positive behavior management, sensory integration, working with children who have social/emotional delays, behavioral issues, and Autism. Experience with FBA / BIP
Qualifications: Must be Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA and experience with preschool population.
Salary Range $74,000 - $85,000

Suffolk County
Secretary
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: 8:00 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  We currently have an opportunity for an individual with Receptionist/Secretary office experience to assist in our Dix Hills location. Must have excellent word processing, MS Office (Word and Excel) skills. Manage a high volume of incoming phone calls; ability to clearly and effectively communicate on the phone as well as attention to detail. Have superior interpersonal/customer service skills. Ability to multitask and focus on the tasks at hand. EXPERIENCE working in a school setting is preferred.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/GED. Receptionist/Office/Secretarial skills and field experience required. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Proficient with MS Office Suite; Excel, Word.
Salary Range Hourly $19 - $23

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Special Education Teacher
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Speech Pathologist/Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Occupational Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Early Intervention Physical Therapist
Job Type: contract
Location: varied
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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)
Salary Range per diem

Suffolk County
Substitutes ALL POSITIONS
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS Teacher Assistants; 1:1 Aides; paraprofessionals
Location: Suffolk County - Aquebogue - Dix Hills - East Setauket - Southampton
Hours: varied
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  Substitutes needed for all our locations. EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOL POPULATION PREFERRED. Special needs experience a plus. Teacher Assistant; 1:1 Aides; paraprofessionals.
Qualifications: Teacher Assistants must have NYS TA certification. 1:1 Aides/paraprofessionals must have Minimum HS grad/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range Aquebogue $19.00 hourly; Dix Hills and East Seatuket $18.50 hourly; Southampton $20.00 hourly

Aquebogue Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher
Job Type: Full time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $55,000 - $82,682

Aquebogue Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: Aquebogue
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range $30.00 hourly

Aquebogue Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: Aquebogue
Hours: Monday - Friday Part time
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $19.00 hourly

Dix Hills Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher
Job Type: Full time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $55,000 - $82,682

Dix Hills Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: Dix Hills
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range $30.00 hourly

Dix Hills Location
Secretary
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: 8:00 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  We currently have an opportunity for an individual with Receptionist/Secretary office experience to assist in our Dix Hills location. Must have excellent word processing, MS Office (Word and Excel) skills. Manage a high volume of incoming phone calls; ability to clearly and effectively communicate on the phone as well as attention to detail. Have superior interpersonal/customer service skills. Ability to multitask and focus on the tasks at hand. EXPERIENCE working in a school setting is preferred.
Qualifications: Minimum HS grad/GED. Receptionist/Office/Secretarial skills and field experience required. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Proficient with MS Office Suite; Excel, Word.
Salary Range Hourly $19 - $23

Dix Hills Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: Dix Hills
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $18.50 hourly

East Setauket Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher
Job Type: Full time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $55,000 - $82,682

East Setauket Location
Paraprofessional Teacher Aide
Job Type: Part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00 OR 9:00 - 2:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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: Must have a HS Diploma/GED; Experience with special needs preschool children preferred.. Some college credits in Early Childhood Education is preferred, Teacher’s Assistant Certification a strong plus.
Salary Range $19.00 - $21.67 hourly

East Setauket Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: East Setauket
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range $30.00 hourly

East Setauket Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: East Setauket
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $18.50 hourly

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher
Job Type: Full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $55,000 - $82,682

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher Float
Job Type: Full time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:00
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range Full Time Based on Location and Classroom Hours $41,000 - $62,000

Southampton Location
Dual Certified Special Ed/Early Childhood Teacher SUBSTITUTE
Job Type: ***NEW INCREASED SUB RATES*** COMPETITIVE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Location: Southampton
Hours:  
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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.
Salary Range $35.00 hourly

Southampton Location
1:1 Aides
Job Type: Part time
Location: Southampton
Hours: Monday - Friday
Date Job Posted: May 2024
  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: Must have a HS Diploma/GED. /College credits in Early Childhood a plus/experience with special needs population.
Salary Range $20.00 hourly