Careers

Joining the team that's moving the community forward.

Hear from our team:

I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of educators, families and staff all dedicated to excellence and change to impact the lives of our students. Gersh Academy is a warm and wonderful community sincerely dedicated to all we serve!"
– Diana DeVivio, Principal

"I love the difference we make at Gersh Academy! With the magic created by being able to think 'outside the box' we are giving these kids the education and support they need and deserve."
– Karen Tarricone, Assistant Principal

"Working at the Gersh Academy has been a wonderful experience. I realized that preparing students and young adults to live happy, productive, independent lives is what made me the happiest and fulfilled. My position at Gersh Academy permits me to do all those things every day."
– James Wallace, Transition Coordinator

Together We Change Lives

Gersh Academy is always looking for highly qualified employees to join our team of dedicated, hardworking staff members.
Please feel free to browse the list of open positions below.

If you are interested in any of the positions below, please email your resume, contact information and the position you are seeking to careers@gershacademy.org.

Thank you for helping us change lives.


Gersh Academy Open Positions

West Hempstead, NY

Positions

Assistant Academic Director

Job Title: Assistant Academic Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

The primary function of this role is to support the Academic Director in the implementation of the academic curriculum and the professional development of the staff.

Duties and Responsibilities
Special Education Curriculum
  • Supervise instructional programs, evaluate lesson plans, observe classes and encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child development.
  • Ensure instructional programs address each student’s needs, interests and skill levels and encourage the student to define individual goals and accept responsibility for learning while providing a variety of methods for the student to demonstrate performance and accomplishments.
  • Analyze and report student performance data and utilize as a basis for curriculum improvement and staff development needs.
  • Oversee implementation of Individual Education Plans.
  • Continue to develop curriculum, program evaluation, allocation of instructional materials and resources, and coordination of activities, ensuring the curriculum is current and addresses the Learning Standards.
  • Keep abreast of new information, evidence-based practices and innovative ideas.
Teacher Trainer
  • Supervise and manage staff performance and facilitate professional growth of the school staff.
  • Establish a professional rapport with students and staff. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel.
  • Serve as a role model for teachers and students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility and demonstrating pride in the education profession.
  • Assume responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of students, employees and visitors.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education of Related Field
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • At least 8 years' experience working in special education
  • Extensive experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders/decision makers
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed based on school events
  • School Office environment
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases, may need to implement CPI procedures
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child
Direct Reports
  • Classroom Staff

Therapeutic Director

Job Title: Therapeutic Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

The primary function of this role is to develop, implement and customize our therapeutic services to carry out the mission of our Academy that promotes the therapeutic development of each student and the professional development of each staff member.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensure mandate goals for students are being met and log notes are completed and submitted by therapists
  • Define and monitor sessions daily to ensure goals are being met and reassign sessions and make ups as necessary
  • Hold weekly staff meetings with related service providers to ensure goals, best practices and recommendations are being discussed and presented to Executive Director
  • Manage any changes in mandates and communicate with the Executive Director and key stakeholders
  • Create and recommend staffing needs and anticipated openings based on student enrollment, services needed and related service provider expectations
  • Hire, onboard, train, supervise and evaluate the related services team
  • Act as the liaison with all school based consultants (clinical, mental health, etc) and ensure key stakeholders are communicated with and that directives / recommendations are being followed
  • Review all progress marks for all quarters of the year
  • Ensure all related services reports are organized and available in preparation for all annual review meetings
  • Serve as a building leader in working collaboratively with Executive Director and Administrative staff on the needs of the building/employees
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education or Related Field
  • At least 10 years' experience working with special education children
  • Extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Extensive experience working with school districts and Committees on Special Education
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders / decision makers
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed based on school events
  • School Office environment
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
  • Ability to handle aggressive children
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases may need to implement CPI procedures
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child
Direct Reports

Related Services Staff, Intervention Staff, Nurse

Paraprofessional

Job Title: Paraprofessional
Reports to: Teacher / Assistant Academic Director
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Purpose

Assist the classroom teacher and teacher assistant in the attainment of student goals for students on the Autism Spectrum who may demonstrate academic, behavioral, and/or social deficits with the goal to assist the student in functioning as independently as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain a consistent and safe environment for the students
  • Assists and accompanies children in all activities throughout the day
  • Always maintain positive and supportive communication with every student regardless of their behaviors
  • Support the teacher / teacher assistant in delivering an education curriculum to meet child's needs through an individual or small group setting
  • Support the teacher / teacher assistant in implement the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and behavior plans for each student.
  • Assist in the daily planning of classroom and outdoor activities
  • Promote health and safety concepts and social interaction with other students
  • Assists teacher in devising strategies to reinforce materials and skills to students
  • Operates and cares for equipment and/or instructional materials assigned by teacher
  • Distributes and collects workbooks, papers and other materials for instruction
  • Guides independent study, enrichment work and remedial work
  • Assists with supervision of students during emergency drills, special events and field trips
  • Accompany assigned student at all times, whether it is in the hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, free time, etc. (as required by teacher)
  • Keeps bulletin boards and classroom displays up to date
  • Administers, scores and records achievements and diagnostic tests
  • Takes daily data accurately to inform Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Assists with large group activities as per teacher’s directive which may include reading to students, listening to students’ read and participating in other forms of oral communication with students
  • Checks notebooks, corrects papers and supervises test taking and make-up work as assigned by the teacher
  • Checks and records student attendance
  • Alerts teacher to any problems or special information about individual students
  • Serves as the chief source of information and helps the substitute teacher in the absence of the regular teacher
  • Participates in service training programs as required
Qualifications
  • High School diploma preferred
  • Teaching Assistant Skills Test (ATAS) preferred
  • Experience working with children on the autism spectrum preferred
Working Conditions
  • Monday – Friday / 8am – 3:00pm
  • Occasional before and after school work hours at the discretion of the Administrative staff
  • School / Classroom setting
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases may need to implement CPI procedures.
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child

Admissions Director

Job Title: Admissions Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

The primary function of this role is to direct and manage the admissions process, along with the admissions team, from point of inquiry through enrollment, for a private K-12 school for children on the autism spectrum.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program Inquiries
  • Educate prospective families on the school program primarily through phone inquiries and tours of the school
  • Manage and maintain accurate, timely and complete client records including enrollment paperwork
  • Coordinate and participate in all recruitment efforts – open houses, fairs, events, etc.
  • Coordinate and participate in special events involving prospective students
  • Manage financial aid and scholarship programs
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to guide parents through, the legal and tuition funding process
Team Management
  • Manage admissions team in partnership with Executive Director and Corporate Management
  • Liaison with Accounting Department to ensure accurate and timely record keeping
Statistic Management
  • Oversee the preparation and maintenance of statistics regarding enrollment
  • Interpret and communicate statistics when appropriate to key stakeholders (# Inquiries, # Tours, # Enrolled, capacity in each classroom across all programs) Coordinate all re-enrollment activity with constant monitoring of attrition and retention
  • Work with members of the administration to organize specific retention efforts at the key age/grade levels
  • Audit and ensure quality assurance
Community Outreach
  • Promote good relationships with outside institutions or groups (special education attorneys, schools, libraries, doctors, etc.) which can be helpful in attracting quality students
  • Oversee communications for the development of promotional / outreach materials that interpret the school to prospective students
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 8 years' experience working in recruitment and/or admissions
  • Experience working with children on the autism spectrum or special education preferred
  • Experience working in a private school focused preferred
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Highly developed public speaking skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders / decisions makers
  • Spanish speaking a plus
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed events
  • School Office environment
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases may need to implement CPI procedures
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child
Direct Reports

Admissions Coordinator, Legal Advocate, Marketing Coordinator

CSE Chair

Job Title: CSE Chair
Reports to: Academic Director
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

The primary function of this role is to manage the Committee on Special Education (CSE) Process through collaboration with the Academic and Therapeutic Directors and be the face and voice of our students through our mission and vision with the Department of Education, School Districts, Attorneys and parents in managing the process.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set Committee on Special Education (CSE) calendar of meetings for the year so that annual reviews, impartial hearings, Individual Evaluation Program (IEP) changes can be completed.
  • Set CSE agendas. Supervise the parent notification process and the notification of staff to be in attendance, as well as related services service providers.
  • Conduct the meeting. Act as school representative.
  • Take meeting notes.
  • Track results of CSE meetings.
  • Sort and deliver IEPs and related paperwork.
  • Act as school representative at impartial hearings.
  • Set up impartial hearings.
  • Coordinate records, review requests.
  • Track CSE and IH information necessary for reports.
  • Complete all pertinent reports.
  • Set up consultations with local psychiatrists.
  • Supervise the writing of IEPs recommendations in collaboration with staff and therapists.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 8 years' experience working in special education with first-hand experience with the CSE process
  • Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum or special education preferred
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Highly developed public speaking skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders / decisions makers
  • Spanish speaking a plus
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed based on events
  • School Office environment
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child
Direct Reports

None

Admissions Coordinator

Job Title: Admissions Coordinator
Reports to: Admissions Director
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

The primary function of this role is to manage the admissions process, from point of inquiry through enrollment, for Gersh Academy in West Hempstead, a private, for-profit, K-12 school for children on the autism spectrum.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program Inquiries
  • Answer inquiry calls and support the education of prospective families on the school program and guide them on the online admissions process
  • Schedule and facilitate tours of the school for prospective students and their families
  • Collect screening information for potential student & compile into packets for Admissions Committee review
  • Manage and maintain accurate, timely and complete client records including enrollment paperwork and ensure admitted student information is inputted into the school’s information management system
  • Coordinate and participate in all recruitment efforts – open houses, fairs, events, etc.
  • Coordinate and participate in special events involving prospective students
  • Support financial aid and scholarship programs
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to guide parents through, the legal and tuition funding process
Statistic Management
  • Prepare and maintain statistics regarding enrollment
  • Interpret and communicate statistics when appropriate to Admissions Director and key stakeholders (# Inquiries, # Tours, # Enrolled, capacity in each classroom across all programs)
  • Coordinate all re-enrollment activity with constant monitoring of attrition and retention.
  • Work with members of the admissions team and school administration to organize specific retention efforts at the key age/grade levels
  • Audit and ensure quality assurance of statistics and key metrics
Community Outreach
  • Research and coordinate networking and promotional opportunities for Admissions Director and Executive Director to participate in to benefit the growth of the school
  • Promote good relationships with outside institutions or groups (schools, libraries, doctors, nursery schools, etc.) which can be helpful in attracting quality students
  • Work with marketing on communications for the development of promotional / outreach materials that interpret the school to prospective students
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience working in recruitment and/or admissions preferred
  • Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum or special education preferred
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Highly developed public speaking skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders / decision makers
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed based on school events
  • School Office environment
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases may need to implement CPI procedures
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child
Direct Reports

None

Accounting Coordinator

Job Title: Accounting Manager
Reports to: Executive Director / Controller
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

We are looking for an experienced Accounting Manager to oversee general accounting operations for our Gersh Academy program and act as the liaison between the school program and management office. Accounting Manager responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as primary point of contact in the financial management of the student services process:
  • Calculate annual tuition spreadsheet for each student based off the service requirements and start date
  • Ensure student tuition and services are accurately recorded in QuickBooks.
  • Process student billing (deposit, funding packet, tuition, related services, affidavits)
  • Process Related Service billing package each month – including Attendance, Tuition Invoice, Related Service Invoice and supporting log notes to be distributed to Districts as required
  • Prepare and ensure accuracy of Parent Agreements, Related Service Agreements, District Service Agreements
  • Investigate Filemaker or other application to house financial and legal data that is shared with Admissions & Corporate Accounting
Serve as local accounting point of contact for all school program related support:
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to Executive Director and corporate finance department
  • Manage credit card expense reporting process – matching authorized payment requests and purchase orders to the statement along with receipts. Ensure all transactions are approved and recorded in QuickBooks accurately.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the collection and organization of financial information required for taxes and audit
  • Facilitate communication about accounting matters between company, clients, suppliers, and lenders.
  • Manage the school purchasing and inventory management process.
  • Manage the petty cash process.
Act as liaison between Gersh Academy and Corporate Finance department:
  • Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger Management
  • Assist in annual budget preparation and quarterly reforecasting
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status to Controller
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in general accounting required
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables required
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to use sound judgement and discretion
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize meeting deadlines
  • Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment as well as working independently
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Quick Books experience preferred
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Additional hours may be required to ensure deliverables are met and business needs during peak times
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
Direct Reports

None

Student Advocate

Job Title: Student Advocate
Reports to: Admissions Director
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

The primary function of this role is to guide fmailies of prospective students through the legal process of obtaining funding for a private K-12 school for children on the autism spectrum.

Duties and Responsibilities
Legal Advocacy
  • Help families of prospective students navigate through the legal process of getting tuition paid by school districts/DOE
  • Liaise with family's attorneys to facilitate legal process
  • Be point person on legal issues as it relates to initial enrollment of prospective students and continued enrollment of existing students
  • Maintain Litigation Case Status Spreadsheet with all necessary updates
  • Work with members of the admissions team and school administration to share information that could help retention efforts at the key age/grade levels
  • Audit and ensure quality assurance
  • Keep abreast of the ever-changing legal landscape regarding students on the autism spectrum and their educational rights
Program Inquiries
  • Support the timely response to inquiry calls, provide information to prospective families about the school program and guide them on the online admissions process
  • Support the scheduling and facilitation tours of the school for prospective students and their families
  • Collect screening information for potential student & compile into packets for Admissions Committee review
  • Support the coordination of and participate in all recruitment efforts – open houses, fairs, events, etc.
  • Support the coordination of and participate in special events involving prospective students
  • Support financial aid and scholarship programs
Community Outreach
  • Promote good relationships with outside institutions or groups (schools, attorneys, advocacy groups, etc.) which can be helpful in attracting quality students and improving our ability to advocate for students and their families
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience working in recruitment and/or admissions preferred
  • Deep knowledge of the legal process for obtaining funding for special education students in a private school environment required
  • Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum or special education preferred
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders / decision makers
Working Conditions
  • Location: West Hempstead, NY
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed based on school events
  • School Office environment
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to move freely throughout building with no restrictions
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases, may need to implement CPI procedures
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child
Direct Reports

None

Hauppauge, NY

Positions

There are currently no open positions at this location. Please check our other locations or send a resume to careers@gershacademy.org for consideration when a position opens up.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Positions

There are currently no open positions at this location. Please check our other locations or send a resume to careers@gershacademy.org for consideration when a position opens up.

Gersh Management

Management Office | Huntington, NY

Positions

Chief Financial Officer

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Staff
Status: Exempt

Job Purpose

The CFO is responsible for strategic planning, developing new financial initiatives and overall financial direction. This individual would need to analyze and develop new opportunities to increase revenue and cost savings. This person will work closely with the CEO and Chief of Staff as well as lead systematic and process driven growth across the business.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the C-Suite Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting
  • Strategic business planning, financial modeling
  • Financial planning and analysis, top line budget preparation as well as expense monitoring, management and tracking
  • Week-to-week, month-to-month reporting and analysis of General Ledgers
  • Review investment decisions across all aspects of the business that require budgeting -technology, real estate, service, inventory plans etc.
  • Develop financial and operational management review structure/process
  • Work hand in hand with the Controller and Senior Accountant to ensure best in class financial management
  • Work closely with senior management to develop new initiatives
  • Display leadership over all financial actions & decision to ensure best practices
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the CEO and Chief of Staff
  • Act as the point of contact with outside accountants
  • Supervision of the line of credit: review bank schedules & payroll funding
  • Manage refinancing needs
  • Oversee and analyze cash flow
  • General entries: reviewing for reasonableness
  • Oversee and approve monthly close
  • Oversee related service billing for all entities
Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting (MBA Preferred)
  • Minimum 15 years of related experience
  • CPA Preferred
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in influencing both internal and external stakeholders / decision makers
Working Conditions
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Additional Hours as needed
Physical Requirements
  • Office Environment
Direct Reports

Controller, Sr. Accountant and Payroll Manager (total team of 6)

Other Gersh Programs

Gersh Experience | Patchogue, NY

Positions

There are currently no open positions at this location. Please check our other locations or send a resume to careers@gershacademy.org for consideration when a position opens up.

Therapy Solutions | Puerto Rico

Positions

Therapeutic Director

Job Description

Responsible for leadership and direction of programming in clinical and operational excellence. The Therapeutic Director ensures that all therapeutic services are provided in accordance with Therapy Solutions’ policies and procedures; oversees appropriate allocation of resources; provides ongoing direction and supervision of clinical providers and administrative staff; provides trainings, guidance and support to therapeutic team; adheres to high standards of customer satisfaction; operates in compliance with state and federal regulations; oversees business development and ensures financial success of the company.

Duties
  • Directly responsible for overseeing all compliance with federal and state regulations in accordance with the professional code of ethics for each discipline.
  • Ensures financial success of the center by effective management of resources, productivity, and assurance of appropriate coding and billing of therapeutic services
  • Assures clinical excellence by facilitating program development.
  • Supervises and oversees all employee relations and professional service contracts.
  • Enforces policies with authority to issue Disciplinary Action Reports as needed.
  • Responsible for performance evaluation and analysis of employee performance and assessments
  • Responsible for overseeing inventory, procurement of equipment and scheduling maintenance
  • Manage customer service relations (parent liaison)
  • Measure, analyze and evaluate clinical outcomes, operational data, and communicate results effectively.
  • Active member of public relations initiatives and promotional campaigns
  • Ensure account payables and receivables are submitted to accounting in a timely fashion
  • Ensure participation of patient care plans as needed
  • Motivate and mentor staff and providers to achieve clinical excellence within the department and the interdisciplinary team
  • Coordinate human resource functions of interviews, performance appraisal, required in-service education and other duties related to recruiting, retention and disciplinary actions as needed
  • Determine new hire pay rate within company wage scale.
  • Provision of patient care consistent with the job description of the individual’s discipline as directed.
  • Maintenance of the physical environment including space allocation, equipment maintenance in accordance with OSHA, state and TS policies and procedures.
  • Attends and participates in in-service training
Knowledge
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Requirements
  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years clinical and two (2) years of leadership/Directing experience
  • At least three (3) years experience in a school setting with special education students
  • Knowledge and experience providing therapeutic services for individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Experience in managing medical insurance billing
  • Knowledge of the Puerto Rico Department of Education and Office of Provisional Remedy’s policies and procedures
  • Professional and accurate verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English
  • Ability to multitask, self manage and direct, and comfortable with public speaking engagements
  • Ability to work with budgets and financial reporting.

West Hills Montessori / Academy | Huntington, NY

Positions

Paraprofessional

Job Title: Paraprofessional
Reports to: Program Director
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Purpose

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

We are seeking a full-time Paraprofessional for our West Hills Academy program in Huntington, NY. West Hills Academy is a private alternative school that specializes in meeting the needs of students for whom the traditional classroom is not working. The Paraprofessional will assist the classroom teacher and teacher assistant in the attainment of student goals for students who may demonstrate academic, behavioral, and/or social deficits with the intent to assist the student in functioning as independently as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain a consistent and safe environment for the students
  • Assists and accompanies children in all activities throughout the day
  • Always maintain positive and supportive communication with every student regardless of their behaviors
  • Support the teacher / teacher assistant in delivering an education curriculum to meet child's needs through an individual or small group setting
  • Support the teacher / teacher assistant in implement the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and behavior plans for each student
  • Assist in the daily planning of classroom and outdoor activities
  • Promote health and safety concepts and social interaction with other students
  • Assists teacher in devising strategies to reinforce materials and skills to students
  • Operates and cares for equipment and/or instructional materials assigned by teacher
  • Distributes and collects workbooks, papers and other materials for instruction
  • Guides independent study, enrichment work and remedial work
  • Assists with supervision of students during emergency drills, special events and field trips
  • Accompany assigned student at all times, whether it is in the hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, free time, etc. (as required by teacher)
  • Keeps bulletin boards and classroom displays up to date
  • Administers, scores and records achievements and diagnostic tests
  • Takes daily data accurately to inform Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Assists with large group activities as per teacher’s directive which may include reading to students, listening to students’ read and participating in other forms of oral communication with students
  • Checks notebooks, corrects papers and supervises test taking and make-up work as assigned by the teacher
  • Checks and records student attendance
  • Alerts teacher to any problems or special information about individual students
  • Serves as the chief source of information and helps the substitute teacher in the absence of the regular teacher
  • Participates in service training programs as required
Qualifications
  • High School diploma required
  • Teaching Assistant Skills Test (ATAS) preferred
  • Experience working with children with academic, behavioral, and/or social deficits preferred
Working Conditions
  • Monday - Friday / 8am - 3:00pm
  • Occasional before and after school work hours at the discretion of the Administrative staff
  • School / Classroom setting
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases may need to implement CPI procedures
  • Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child

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