Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


AHRC New York City’s Educational Services department offers a multitude of employment opportunities for people who are interested in teaching children, adolescents, and young adults with autism and other developmental delays.  Our schools are located in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Our staff come from all over the New York City area, New Jersey, and Long Island.

For current job openings, please VISIT OUR EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE

Preschool Staff

Our Preschool staff primarily consists of two separate Teacher roles:

  • Special Education Teacher  Make a difference in a child’s life as you work in a supportive and nurturing inclusion or self-contained environment; assess students’ needs, capabilities and prepare lesson plans. Qualifications: BA or Master’s Degree in Special Education or Early Childhood Education. Must be certified in Early Childhood Special Education.
  •  Teacher Assistant or Paraprofessional  Assist the Teacher in daily activities in a preschool Special Education class.  Qualifications: High School Diploma (minimum); one year Experience in Early Childhood. Teacher Assistant Certification is required for full-time positions.


School Age Staff

Our School Age program staff also consists of two distinct teacher roles:

  • Behavior Trainer  Utilize ABA and TEACCH methods in educating children with autism.  Assess students’ needs and capabilities, and prepare lesson plans.  Qualifications: NYS Certification in Special Education, or eligible; BA/MA in Special Education or Psychology; experience in applied behavior analysis is preferred.
  • Behavior Trainer Assistant  Assist the Behavior Trainer in daily activities in an elementary or middle-high school Special Education setting for children with autism. Qualifications: 45 credits in Special Education or Psychology (minimum); AA or BA preferred; knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis/TEACCH is a plus; Teacher Assistant Certification is required for full-time positions.

Our schools all have full-time Speech/Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists, as well as Administrative staff. Review our Employment Opportunities to learn about other job openings. Teachers and Therapists work a 10 month school year, plus a 30 day summer session program. AHRC New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Once hired, staff receive two weeks of intensive training on strategies, methods, and curriculum, specific to their future school, to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the environment they are about to enter.