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UPK Teacher's Assistant

The Teacher’s Assistant is responsible to support the Teacher in all aspects of classroom management.  The Teacher’s Assistant is responsible for classroom services as deemed appropriate by the Day Care Director.  This position reports directly to, and is supervised by, the Teacher and the Day Care Director.  Responsibilities include assist the Teacher to plan and execute the classroom schedule, share with the Teacher the responsibilities for the physical safety and emotional well-being of the children, responsible for the upkeep of the classroom and the care of the materials, maintain a friendly but professional relationship with the parents and direct any problems to the Teacher or the Director, attend meetings, workshops and Professional Development Days necessary for professional growth, responsible for other assignments as required by the Director.  Qualifications include high school diploma and 2 years experience working with preschool children.

Teacher's Assistant

Responsibilities include providing support in an encouraging, positive and compassionate manner to individual’s ages 7-21 diagnosed with various disabilities, in a Supplemental Group Day Habilitation setting. Assist the individual’s to achieve their individual goals and provide services in accordance with OPWDD guidelines and with agency policy and procedures to develop skills required for a more independent lifestyle.  Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Must have experience or a desire to work with individuals with special needs.

 This position is part time (approx. 15 hrs/week).  Ideal for college students majoring in the following subjects: psychology, physical/speech/occupational therapy, and education.

Direct Support Professional

The Role of a Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to provide assistance to people with intellectual disabilities to facilitate integration into the community. The DSP will support each person to become more independent. Typical job responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional include helping with personal hygiene and grooming, doing light housework, organizing recreational activities, Medical appointments, administering medication, accompanying Individuals we support to various community places, and advocating for their wants and needs . The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the daily care and supervision of the residence, which he/she is assigned, and the Individuals.  The Direct Support Professional must have the ability to communicate with and motivate each person toward achieving their valued outcomes. Must have high school diploma or GED; experience in the field of developmental disabilities; valid driver’s license (tri-state); and must complete OPWDD required training (provided upon hire).

Day Care Teacher

The Day Care Teacher is responsible for overseeing all aspects of classroom management and the academic, social, physical and emotional well being of the children in the class. The Teacher is responsible for classroom services as deemed appropriate by the Day Care Director. This is a twelve month position, working Summer Camp is required. The Day Care Teacher is supervised, and reports to, the Day Care Director. Qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, NYS Certification (Birth-2nd) or (N-6), and 2 years experience working with preschool children. Responsibilities include plan and execute the daily classroom schedule in accordance with the curriculum and day care regulations, weekly lesson plans, ensure at all times the physical safety and emotional well being of the children, evaluate the children and distribute progress reports to parents in November, March and June, recommend evaluations, train and supervise the Assistant Teacher, maintain a friendly and professional relationship with parents and/or supervisors, attend meetings and workshops necessary for professional growth.


Essential duties include (but are not limited to): Sweep, mop, wax, and vacuum all floors and stairways, clean and maintain all surfaces in the offices, hallways, recreational spaces, restrooms, dining room and store rooms, move furniture as needed, shovel snow, removal of ice & removal of trash from all walkways and stairs, replace light bulbs & clean light fixtures, store and maintain inventory of cleaning supplies. This position requires standing for sustained periods of time, use of upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion, or to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward, Raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position-to-position, bending, medium to heavy physical work, exerting from 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, subject to atmospheric conditions such as: fumes, odors, dust, cleaning solutions, sprays, etc. This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and experience or training in a building trade, moving, maintenance, and performing general repairs. Must complete CPR and AED training yearly. This is a part time position located on the North Shore.


Duties include a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds at various sites including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, snow removal and painting. Repair and treat structures such as floors, showers, sinks, walls, roofs, and carpets; cleans debris from roof gutters. Perform minor troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments of locks; repair door hinges; clean plugged key slots; change filters on various ventilation units; hook up and services kitchen appliances. Report mechanical malfunctions to Supervisor, assists in moving furniture and equipment at various sites; set up/break down party rooms. Open/close campus site buildings; activate/deactivate building alarms. Assist with special projects as needed. This is a full time non-exempt position, must have a minimum of 3 yrs experience. Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs without assistance and willingness to work outside in inclement weather as needed.

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