Available Positions

  • Director of Vocational Services

    Director of Vocational Services

    We’re seeking a Director to plan, develop, manage initiatives and supervise staff in our Vocational Services program. The candidate will be responsible for assessing job readiness of persons with developmental disabilities, ensuring job development, and supporting clients’ employment goals. (EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled)

    Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Oversee all site-based and community-based vocational and employment programs related to career readiness, job training, financial and benefits counseling, referrals for resources, training and job placement and volunteer opportunities for persons with disabilities
    • Address the needs of clients by providing career and financial education, coaching and other supports to assist clients in developing goals and understanding career choices
    • Coordinate entrepreneurial business ventures and networks with business leaders in the community to increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities
    • Asisst with contract procurement, contract management, and grant proposals for vocational and employment programs
    • Identify relevant community, government and corporate economic self-supported programs and resources
    • Coordinate contract requirements relative to vocational and employment activities with the appropriate agencies
    • Participate in agency conferences, coalitions and committees, and conducts training and presentations for clients, staff, and community. Attends workshops, conferences and seminars in order to keep updated in current trends in the employment market
    • Supervise staff, interns, and volunteers and monitor performance
    • Supervise and complete quarterly and monthly state and city reporting
    • Develop ongoing contact and maintain supportive relationship with NYS VR Counselors and district office colleagues in order to assure the best possible services are provided to clients
    • Work with Executive Staff on program management, modification, and expansion of vocational services program
    • Responsible for audit preparation and quality assurance

    Requirements

    • MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, MSW, MHC or related field
    • Knowledge and understanding of OPWDD Employment Services
    • Familiar with ACCESS-VR and experience with implementation of ACCESS-VR contract
    • Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in rehabilitation, mental health or related field
    • Knowledge and experience working with youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties and developing and implementing OMH contracts for employment services
    • Supervisory experience
    • Must have experience designing and building supported employment services from the ground up
  • Physical Therapist (Part-time) | JFTN (Preschool)

    Physical Therapist

    We're seeking an experienced Physical Therapist to provide physical therapy to special needs children ages 2 years, 9 months to 5 years at the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery (JFTN). The Physical Therapist will evaluate and provide therapy services to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, keep up-to-date records, conduct assessments as needed, and participate in team meetings and parent training. (EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled)

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Included but not limited to:

    • Administer services as per IEP mandates
    • Maintain proper documentation of evaluation, treatment sessions and progress of children
    • Screen and evaluate children to determine the need for services & make appropriate recommendations
    • Maintain a schedule of mandated therapy sessions
    • Prepare and update IEP’s
    • Maintain communication with family members

    Principal Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Physical Therapy
    • Experience with children (pediatrics) with developmental disabilities preferred
    • Current NYS License to practice
    • New graduates are welcome

    Additional Abilities and Characteristics

    • Has the ability to provide a nurturing environment where children feel comfortable, is conducive to learning and brings out the best in each child.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a multi-disciplinary team required.
    • Skills in written and verbal communications sufficient to effectively provide direction and counseling and maintain required documentation.

    Schedule

    Part-time(1-2 days/week) from 9am to 2:30pm.

  • Substitute Assistant Teacher | League School (K–12)

    Substitute Assistant Teacher

    This is a rewarding opportunity to work with a diverse student population within the special education school age children (5-21) community as a Per Diem Substitute Assistant Teacher.  League School offers small classroom ratios with guidance from a New York State certified Special Education Teacher.

  • Substitute Staff | Adult Programs

    Substitute Staff

    Per Diem substitute staff needed to ensure client rights are preserved in all aspects of program.

    Substitute staff assist clients with daily living activities by instructing recreational activities. Substitute staff also help consumers meet their personal goals, provide direct care to individuals in an MR/DD day program, and promote respect for clients.

    This is an entry level position that requires a high school degree or GED. Prior experience with dually diagnosed individuals is preferred.

  • Teacher for Students with Disabilities | JFTN (Preschool) & League School (K–12)

    Teacher for Students with Disabilities

    Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery (JFTN) is seeking Special Education teachers to work in preschool. Positions are also available in our school age program (ages 5–21) at the League School. (EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled)

    Responsibilities for Certified Special Ed teachers

    Including but not limited to:

    • Assess developmental functioning and learning skills of students based on IEP goals utilizing appropriate assessment tools
    • Write annual goals, behavioral objectives and intervention strategies corresponding with assessment in consultation with other disciplines
    • Evaluate student progress on an on-going basis
    • Prepare weekly lesson plans according to a planned sequence with IEP goals and plan/share with teacher assistants
    • Instruct and supervise teacher assistants and substitute teacher assistants in appropriate techniques to work effectively with children
    • Participates in program planning and interdisciplinary team meetings

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Must have NYS Student with Disabilities teaching certification (Birth – Grade 2)
    • Must have NYS Student with Disabilities teaching certification (Grades 1 -6, Grades 7-12)

    Skills and/or Experience Required

    • Prior experience working with children (ages 3-5) and school age children, preferably special needs population or a similar combination of work and experience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Highly organized

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