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Variety Child Learning Center is a preeminent school that has touched hearts and changed lives for over 55 years. We are hiring for multiple positions! Fill out the form below to receive updates on our job listings!

Why We Work Here

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Life took a hard turn for me. The love and compassion that was given to me from my VCLC family is beyond words. The calls, cards and texts and more, brought me some light through all of my darkness.

When it was time, there was no hesitation from Variety and my position was just waiting for me. Being back with the children, staff and families is wonderful. I continue to receive unconditional love each and every day.

- Diana Juravlea, Front Desk Reception/Administrative Assistant

Variety Child Learning Center is an incredible organization that offers a great opportunity for learning and growth, for both families and staff!

I started my journey with Variety as a Teacher Aide, and since, have had the pleasure of growing alongside the CEO and CFO. I then worked with the incredible evaluations department, and now am happily working alongside the Director of Human Resources. It has been an honor to play a role in providing educational services and supporting the VCLC team.

- Stephanie Martinez, Human Resources Manager

The words “good job,” have taken on a whole new meaning when spoken to me by a previously non-vocal student, praising me for the honor of singing and dancing with her. We’ve all heard the song by Lee ann Womack, “I hope you dance,” and our work ethic and dedication at VCLC, reflect these very words.

We build on the strengths and uniqueness of each and every child who walks through our doors. We encourage them each and every day to become the best version of themselves.

- Laurie Kirkwood-Zammit, Teacher Assistant

Working at VCLC has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I love being able to help the students learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.

The job may be challenging, but it’s also one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. It’s amazing to be part of every child’s journey and to contribute to their future success.

- Stephanie Cutrone, Lead Teacher

I am part of the process at VCLC to help identify the services a child requires to reach their greatest potential. It is a very rewarding experience to work here in this capacity.

- Roseanne Galluzzo, Administrative Assistant, Evaluations Department

Careers

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Are you enthusiastic about making a positive difference in the lives of young children with special needs? Do you have a strong desire to help children reach their full potential? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a classroom Teacher Aide/Assistant.

Why Variety Child Learning Center?

  • We support and reimburse fees associated with attaining the Teacher Assistant Certification. Once attained there is an additional salary increase per certification level.
  • We value learning and skill enhancement – ongoing training is constantly available to enhance your skills.
  • We offer a variety of schedules to meet your needs:
    • 12-month assignment
    • 10-month assignment
    • Full-time with Benefits
    • Part-time
    • Seasonal employment opportunities for college students
  • We offer student teaching and internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing NYS Licensure in an Education Profession supported by our school, such as Teaching, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, when available.
  • Time Off: For those supporting our 12-month program, during the school year, you have ample time off, approximately 45 days.
  • We also have a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy:
    • Full-time TAs can earn up to 12 PTO days per year and may accumulate up to 20-days.
    • Part-time TAs accumulate PTO at a rate of 1 hour /per 30 hours worked, up to 56 hours.
  • We encourage employee referrals. For the referral of a Teacher Aide/Assistant we offer a $1,000.00 referral bonus when an applicant you refer is employed by the school.

Teacher Aide/Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist the lead teacher in implementing individualized educational plans (IEPs) for each student, focusing on their unique needs and abilities.
  • Provide support to students with special needs in various classroom activities, including academics, social skills development, and personal care.
  • Assist in the preparation and organization of classroom materials, ensuring a safe and engaging learning environment.
  • Monitor and track student progress, documenting observations and providing feedback to the lead teacher.
  • Assist with behavior management techniques and strategies, promoting a supportive and respectful classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with therapists, specialists, and other professionals to ensure the holistic development of students.

Teacher Aide/Assistant Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with special needs children
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Salary Range:  $17.00 – $21.00 per hour

If you are eager to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young children with special needs, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application/resume using the form below.

Job Summary/Objective:  Direct Support Professional’s (DSP’s) needed to work directly with children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Work with individual children or small groups of children on a variety of activities, including, but not limited to games, music, arts and crafts, computers, and sports.
  2. Actively participate in and encourage participation from all children, regardless of child’s ability.
  3. Always ensure children’s safety.
  4. Assist the group leader with room prep, clean-up and diapering as requested.
  5. Must be able to take direction from group leaders/supervisors in addition to being able to take initiative.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  2. Experience working with special need individuals is preferred.

Physical Demands:  This role is physically demanding. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

This is a part-time, position. Hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm.  Typically, the program meets for 18 Sundays between September and June. 

Salary: $20.03 per hour

We are currently accepting applications for a School Nurse at our Levittown site.

The Nurse is responsible for direct treatment for a student’s health issues and/or injury and dispenses medication according to a student’s prescription.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing each student’s health form prior to the 1st day of school. Contacting student’s pediatrician (with parental consent) about student’s health if additional information or clarification is needed.
  • Reviewing doctor’s orders for each student’s prescribed medication(s) and dispensing medication according to a student’s prescription. Keeping a written log of medications including name, dosage and expiration date; administration of said medications, including any reactions to the medication; and any medication errors.
  • Writing individual health care plans for students with medical alerts including allergies, seizures and diabetes as well as training classroom team on protocol for individual health care plans
  • Direct treatment regarding a student’s health issues and/or injury and maintaining the required reports, logs, etc. Notifying staff including the Principal, Director of Family Services, Teacher, Social Worker, Parent, CEO and/or CFO depending upon the nature of the injury.

Education and Experience:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse with the New York State Education Department.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Prefer a minimum of one years’ experience working in a school setting with young children with disabilities and their families.
  • CPR, AED First Aid and Epi Pen Certified
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

Physical Demands: This role is a physically demanding role. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

Our program operates 12 months/year; Salary $55,000.00 – 65,000.00/per year; 35 hours/week; Hours: 8:00am – 3:30 pm; (1/2-hour unpaid lunch), Monday-Friday

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Special Education Teacher – ABA

Essential Functions:  A Special Education Teacher is responsible to meet the educational and social/emotional needs of students with IEPs and promote inclusion and acceptance. Curriculum, that is compatible with the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and the New York State Early Learning Guidelines, will be used. In addition, the teacher is responsible for ongoing evaluation and assessment of the student’s progress toward instructional objectives and coordination of the delivery of special education services as per the IEP.

We require a master’s degree, NYS Professional Certification in Special Education/students with disabilities from birth to 2nd grade or equivalent, and 1-3 years teaching experience utilizing ABA methodology.

Our program operates 12 months/year; Salary Range varies based on prior years’ Teaching experience: Salary Range $50,000.00 – $60,000.00

Hours are typically 8:00am-3:30pm (1/2-hour unpaid lunch) ; Monday – Friday.

This role may be physically demanding. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

Background clearances,  annual physical & PPD required.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Special Education Teacher – Floating Substitute.

Essential Functions:  A Special Education Teacher is responsible to meet the educational and social/emotional needs of students with IEPs and promote inclusion and acceptance. Curriculum, that is compatible with the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and the New York State Early Learning Guidelines, will be used. In addition, the teacher is responsible for ongoing evaluation and assessment of the student’s progress toward instructional objectives and coordination of the delivery of special education services as per the IEP.

We require a master’s degree, NYS Professional Certification in Special Education/students with disabilities from birth to 2nd grade or equivalent, NYS Professional Certification in General Education birth to 2nd grade or equivalent and 1-3 years teaching experience.

Our program operates 12 months/year; Salary Range varies based on prior years’ Teaching experience: Salary Range $50,000.00 – $60,000.00

Hours are typically 8:00am-3:30pm (1/2-hour unpaid lunch) ; Monday – Friday.  You may be assigned in any of our locations in Syosset and Levittown.

This role may be physically demanding. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

Background clearances, annual physical & PPD required.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are currently accepting applications for a Childcare Lead Teacher – Aftercare, located at our Levittown site.  Our program operates 12 months/year.

Essential Functions: A Childcare Lead Teacher – Aftercare is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing daily activities and ensures that children’s basic needs are met while creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow.

  • Caring for, supervising and engaging children in activities following the end of their school day which begins at 2:15pm. (Prior to beginning your Lead Teacher role, you will be assigned duties supporting a classroom assisting the Special Education Teacher with projects, lunch coverage, diapering, and any other task assigned)
  • Mentors and trains Childcare Assistants and Aides
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders.
  • Must always adhere to OCFS regulations and training requirements.

Requirements: Must meet New York State Child Day Care Regulations credential requirements for a Lead Teacher position. 1-3 years’ experience working with preschool-aged children in a childcare or educational setting; knowledge of childhood development principles and best practices.

** Experience working with young children with disabilities is preferred.

Physical Demands: This role is a physically demanding role. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

Salary: Up to $40,000.00 per year; 40 hours/week;, 10:15:am – 5:45 pm; (1/2-hour unpaid lunch), Monday-Friday

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are currently accepting applications for a Psychologist (Per Diem) to join the Evaluations Team.

Primary duties include:

  • Conduct diagnostic psychological evaluations and assessments for young children (CPSE or EI).
  • Have knowledge and experience administering a variety of psychological assessments for young children including but not limited to WPPSI-IV, SB-5, Bayley-4, Vineland-3, BASC-3.
  • Integrating assessment results into a comprehensive evaluation report and submitting paperwork in a timely manner as required.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in school psychology.
  • Certified and/or licensed by NYSED as a school psychologist.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Education and Experience or Preferred Certifications:

  • Conducting ADOS-2, diagnostic psychological evaluations to assess for the presence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (only applicable to licensed psychologists).

Must maintain annual medical clearance; Must complete mandated trainings as designated.

Per Evaluation Rate: $200.00 Licensed Psychologist; $275.00 for a Bi-Lingual Evaluation; $160.00 for an Evaluation performed by with a School Psychologist credential only.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are currently accepting applications for a Talent Acquisition Specialist (full-time with benefits, or part-time without benefits)l to join the Human Resources Team.

Essential Functions: As a recruiter, you will play a crucial role in identifying and attracting top talent to meet our organization’s staffing needs. Our school operates 12 months/year.

Your primary responsibility will be to source, screen, and select qualified candidates for: Center based Teacher Aide/Assistant positions, Childcare Teacher Aide/Assistant positions, Before and After Care Teacher Aide/Assistant positions and Direct Support Professionals supporting our Sunday and Vacation Respite Programs.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Sourcing and Attraction: Utilize various sourcing methods (such as job boards, social media platforms, networking events, and referral(s) to identify potential candidates for open positions.
  • Screening: Review resumes and assess a candidates’ qualifications & skills.
  • Interviews and Selection: Conduct interviews to assess candidates’ suitability for specific roles, ensuring alignment with job requirements, organizational values and cultural fit.
  • Candidate Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with candidates throughout the recruitment process, providing timely updates and feedback.
  • Collaboration with Hiring Managers: Under the direction of the HR Manager, collaborates with Principals and Education Coordinators to develop a deep understanding of their talent needs.
  • Employer Branding: Promote the company’s reputation and values to attract top talent, ensuring a positive candidate experience at every touchpoint.
  • Data Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date candidate data. Assist with all aspects of clearance onboarding process as needed.
  • Compliance and Diversity: Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, while actively seeking diverse candidates to enhance the organization’s inclusive culture.

Qualifications:

  • Education: associate degree; or in-progress of obtaining a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources
  • Experience: Prefer a minimum of 1 year HR recruiting experience.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Relationship Building: Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships.
  • Organization and Multitasking: Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple recruitment projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to identify and resolve recruitment challenges effectively and efficiently.
  • Technology Proficiency: Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office – Word/Excel; Must be able to learn/utilize various systems.
  • Ethics and Confidentiality: Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality and upholding ethical standards in handling sensitive information.

This position can be either:

  • Full-time, (benefits eligible) Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:30pm , 35 hours/weeks, (hybrid: 25 hours/HR – 10 hours/classroom coverage) or,
  • Part-time, 25 hours/week, Monday-Friday, Schedule TBD

Our program operates 12 months/year; Salary – Up to $25/hour. 

If supporting a classroom, this role may be physically demanding. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

Background clearances, annual physical & PPD required.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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We are currently accepting applications for a Teacher Aide supporting our Childcare Center.

Essential Functions: As a childcare teacher aide, you will care, supervise and engage in activities with the children in and out of the classroom; communicate with children and model language and social skills, meet children’s needs including feeding, diapering and toileting, assist the Lead Teacher with room prep and clean-up.

Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:00 pm.  This is a full-time, benefit’s eligible position.

Our Childcare center operates 12 months/year.

Flexibility surrounding the hours is required.

Salary Range: $17.00 – $21.00 per hour

Background clearances,  annual physical & PPD required.

This role may be physically demanding. The employee is required to be non-sedentary. Must be able to stand; run, walk; sit; bend, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; The employee must be able to lift an average pre-school age child (35 pounds) and school age child (50 pounds).

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are currently accepting applications for a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)/Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA).  The LBA/BCBA will work collaboratively with our educational staff providing guidance and support using the principals of ABA to promote best outcomes for our students.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Provide ongoing support, training, and supervision to the ABA instructional staff on the direct implementation of ABA interventions (e.g., Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, Functional Communication Training, Preference Assessments, Monitoring and evaluating program data, etc. )
  2. Train and guide the ABA instructional staff in generating instructional programs that pair student’s IEP goals with ABLLS assessment domains. Monitor and evaluate instructional program books.
  3. Conduct Functional Assessment (FBA) Evaluations and write Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  4. Assist the Coordinator of Psychology in the development and implementation of professional development training in the principals of ABA.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in special Ed, Psychology, Applied Behavioral Analysis or Related Field
  • BCBA Certification and Current NY state license
  • Minimum 3 years ABA experience, supervision experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership and written communication skills.

This is a Full-Time, Benefit Eligible Position, Monday – Friday.

BCBAs typically work 35 hrs./week – 212 days/year. VCLC operates 12 months.

Salary: $60,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

We are currently accepting applications for a Speech Language Pathologist. A Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and feeding disorders in infants and children.

We require:

  • Master’s degree in communication Disorders or Speech and Language Pathology.
  • Current NYSED license as a Speech/Language Pathologist.
  • Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) or Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH).
  • Prefer 1 year of Speech Language Pathology experience.

Hours are typically 8:00am-3:30pm, Monday Friday.

Full Time Speech Language Pathologists work a total of 212 days/year.

Salary Range: $62,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year; Exempt – Benefit Eligible

Work Location: In person – ability to work in any of our (4) Locations in Syosset or Levittown

 

Note: Your resume is required to be uploaded to all submittals.

Teacher Assistant

Job Summary/Objective: A Teacher Assistant as an individual who, under the supervision of a certified special education teacher, assists in such duties as working with individual students or groups of students on special instructional projects; providing teachers with information about students; assisting students in the use of instructional resources; assisting teachers in the development of instructional materials; and assisting in instructional programs, and attending to non-teaching duties as managing records, materials, and equipment, attending to the physical needs of students and supervising students.

We have Full-Time, Benefit Eligible positions and, Part-Time hourly Non-Benefit Eligible positions available.

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Social Worker

Job Summary/Objective:  The Social Worker helps individuals, families and groups deal with and change behaviors, emotions, attitudes, relationships, and social conditions to restore and enhance their capacity to meet personal and social needs. A social worker is assigned to each family to help them understand their child’s disability and the effect on the family system.  Social workers do work individually with parents, as a couple or in a group setting. 

We have a Full-Time, Benefit Eligible position available.

Our school operates 12 months/year.

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