Autism Program Assistant
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Mar 12, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Based on Experience
Location: US - New York - Manhattan
Job Reference: 10
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New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking an Autism Program Assistant to join its Peter Haje Center for Autism.

The Autism Program Assistant will report to the Associate Director of The Peter Haje Center for Autism and work out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located at New Alternatives for Children, Inc. NAC’s on-site CHC includes Article 31 and Article 28 clinics and delivers a range of integrated interdisciplinary medical and mental health services. The hallmark of the agency is assuring quality professional and strength-based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system.

Department/Program: The Peter Haje Center for Autism at New Alternatives for Children is one of many programs within NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic. NAC’s Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of psychiatric and psychological services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. NAC provides ABA therapy as part of its Family Centered Treatment approach. Parents and caregivers are critical contributors to treatment, and valued members of each ABA treatment team.

Pay Range: Based on Experience
Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Description of Responsibilities:
•Coordinate sessions/schedules for ASD Program services
•Create forms/templates for ASD Program
•Assist in ASD Program enrollment procedures
•Maintain client records
•Track and order supplies
•Attend networking/community events, as necessary
•Work 1:1 with clients
•Assist in Social Skills Groups
•Attend Social Skills Group outings, as necessary
•Assist in preparation of materials for ongoing trainings
•Assist with other assigned tasks deemed necessary to support and expand ASD Program.

Required Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field.
•Ideal position for those in ABA degree programs
•A minimum of 6 months experience working in an administrative role.
•A minimum of 3 months experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy preferred.
•Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.

These statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.

Required Skills:
•High proficiency in using Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•Effective communication with staff and clients
•Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and seek help when needed.
•Experience working with a variety of individuals is highly preferred.

Please indicate “Autism Program Assistant” in the subject line when applying.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Mary Ann Code
Human Resources Department
New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
eFax: 929-273-7865
Phone: 212-994-7938

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