Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery (JFTN) is a day treatment/special education preschool in Brooklyn, NY which provides comprehensive services to children age 3-5 with developmental delays/emotional and behavioral issues. The program utilizes a trauma informed approach and an interdisciplinary model. A demonstrated interest in working with children who present with autism spectrum disorders/developmental disabilities and/or trauma history is necessary. Experience with classroom management and behavior modification is necessary to consult with and support teaching staff.
This position involves dual roles as “treatment coordinator” and “behavior support” which may include the following responsibilities:
Providing play therapy, parent training and case management to children and families.
Facilitating weekly developmentally appropriate social skills/social emotional group.
Psychological testing and/or social history evaluations and updates.
Participate in weekly mental health meetings, interdisciplinary team meetings, behavioral support meetings.
Performing Functional Behavior Analyses and developing Behavior Intervention Plans.
Collaborating with educational staff in designing and refining the teaching environment.
Physical intervention such as playing, holding and lifting children.
Support families in navigating the aging out process (transition from CPSE to CSE)
Maintain weekly, quarterly, and annual paperwork (including comprehensive treatment plans, annual social history and psychological updates, quarterly reviews of progress towards IEP goals, etc.).
Opportunity to supervise externs and interns.
Opportunity for subsidized professional development.
The League Education and Treatment Center is a 501c3 non-profit agency dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Each day, we serve over 500 at-risk and underserved children and adults from all parts of the greater New York City area. We offer generous benefits including: health insurance, life insurance, 403 (b), sick time and vacation time. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled