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AHRC New York City Behavior Trainer, Special Education Teacher (Staten Island) in Staten Island, New York


Bring your Behavioral Intervention skills to AHRC New York City Schools!

AHRC New York City is a family governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff, and community partners.

AHRC's Staten Island Preparatory in Staten Island is seeking Behavior Trainer to join their team! Under the direction of the Behavior Trainer, the Behavior Trainer will

  • Assess students’ developmental levels and design individualized plans utilizing behavioral approach based on theories of applied behavioral analysis and/or TEACCH principles

  • Conduct preference assessments regularly, to establish reinforcement package and implement motivational (token) systems that allow for choices in packages.

  • Create developmentally sound and appropriate IEP goals and objectives focusing on areas of strengths, areas for improvement, and preferences for re-enforcers and motivational strategies.

  • Prepare daily schedule/lesson plan for each student with activities aligned with the Common Core Standards or NYS Common Core Standards, informed by authentic assessment data, which advance school readiness goals and reflect the objectives contained in IEP; prepare Progress Reports and update IEP as needed; participate in review meetings.

  • Collect and analyze empirical data daily, and design program that is based on results of empirical evidence.

  • Develop strategies and techniques facilitating generalization of concepts and promoting socialization for children.

  • Employ training techniques that include prompting, pacing and utilization of reinforcement strategies.

  • Create assignments for and oversee all student activities; coordinate Behavior Trainer Assistants’ interactions with students; and monitor schedules for assistants' breaks and lunches.

  • Be role model of best practices for all staff, as well as provide educational perspective at team discussions.

  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of all students' records, rosters, data collection books and other required paperwork. Maintain ongoing behavioral records, and write progress notes and summaries for each child, as needed.

  • Provide safe and appropriate learning environment for all students. Know signs of abuse and report all suspicions to appropriate school staff.

  • Maintain clean, orderly classrooms; sustain and store materials/equipment appropriately; and provide direct care as needed.

  • Ensure all students are exposed to variety of educational settings by scheduling trips into community.

  • Implement elements of positive behavior supports and individual behavior support plans including physical interventions in emergency situations.

  • Comply with all Agency & school policies and participate in all staff meetings & supervisory conferences, as scheduled.

  • Ability to implement safe emergency physical interventions as part of HUGS, HUGS+, SCIP or other emerging intervention protocols as needed.

AHRC New York City Schools operate on a 12 Month Calendar that includes a 30 day Summer Session. AHRC New York City offers a Competitive Salary plus Excellent Benefits including: Continuing Education Programs, Comprehensive Health Insurance, Commuter Benefits, 403 (b), Discounts on Computers, Entertainment, and Gym Memberships, Tuition Reimbursement, a Qualified Employer for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and much more.

Position Requirements

  • BA or MA and New York State Certification in Special Education required, experience in Applied Behavior Analysis preferred.

  • Ability to work effectively with children with autism. Knowledge of signs of abuse and mandated reporting requirements as required by law.

  • Proven ability to provide expert supervision to staff on individual or group level, based on ongoing and current knowledge of theory, research and best practices in field of developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

  • Demonstrated success in communicating effectively and in establishing and maintaining relationships with broad base of constituents, including colleagues, teaching staff, students, family members, and external professional staff. Includes ability to present verbal information simply and concisely, demonstrate effective public speaking presence, be a skilled listener, and demonstrate excellent writing skills.

  • Must have solid organizational and multi-tasking skills and proven ability to make independent decisions, set appropriate program priorities, and handle time-sensitive and/or stressful situations.

AHRC NYC offers an incredible benefits package!

  • Paid time off

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • World class training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Qualified Employer for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

For more information on AHRC New York City Schools, please visit our website here ( .

We look forward to receiving your application today!

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 basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.




  • Bachelors or better in Special Education


  • Masters or better in Special Education

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)