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, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Our staff come from all over the New York City area, New Jersey, and Long Island.


For current job openings, please view our current employment opportunities.

Pre-school Program Applicants

Send your resume to Educationcareers@ahrcnyc.org, and include the job title you are applying for in the email’s subject line. Please include an expression of interest.

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, and 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 of Experience in Early Childhood. Teacher Assistant Certification is required for full-time positions.

School-Age Program Applicants

OLAS Applicants to our school-aged programs may review our open positions by visiting the New York State Online Application System for Educators: www.olasjobs.org

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

  • Behavior Trainer

Utilizes 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, Physical Therapists, as well as Administrative staff. View our current 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 curricula, specific to their future school, to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the environment they are about to enter.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.