Skill Builder (Autism)

Job Type

Part Time




37 West 26th Street, 7th floor
New York
United States


Title: Skill Builder 

Per Diem: up to 10 hours per week on a case by case basis

Supervisor: Waiver Service Provider Supervisor

The Skill Builder will report to the WSP Supervisor within the Bridges to Health Program at New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC), an award winning child welfare agency with 35 years of experience exclusively serving children with complex, chronic medical conditions and co-occurring mental health challenges and their families. The agency’s Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed. The organization is located in midtown Manhattan with a new satellite office in the Bronx.

Responsibility: Hands-on service delivery of Skill Building Services, including but not limited to providing support, guidance, mentoring, coaching and/or training to the child and/or family/caregiver in successful functioning in the home and community within the special context of the child’s disability, involvement in the foster care system, and post-discharge circumstances. Strategies for providing coaching, training and teaching should be rooted in evidence based methodologies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis.


  • Deliver interventions as outlined in the child’s Skill Building Plan. Interventions may include using task analyses to teach functional life skills, facilitating functional communication, providing repetition and practice of skills, providing social engagement and reinforcement, reducing maladaptive behaviors by teaching replacement skills, modeling interventions for caregivers, and generalizing learned skills to new environments to ensure community integration.
  • Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
  • Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
  • Skill Builder must complete basic training before working with clients.

  • Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Requires a minimum of 1 year experience working with children. Must be able to travel to Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn. Please note that transportation is not billable time.

  • Preferred minimum of 1 year experience working with children and/or young adults who have neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. Preferred minimum of 6 months experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy OR working in a setting that utilized ABA methodologies.

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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please indicate "Skill Builder" in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Email:

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

To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: