Behavior Recreation Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




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


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 a Behavioral Recreation Specialist to work in The Peter Haje Center for Autism at NAC.


Agency Name: New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

Title of Position: Behavioral Recreation Specialist

Position Type:  35 hours per week (Tuesday – Saturday)

Pay Range: Based on Experience

Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010


The Behavioral Recreation Specialist will report to the Social Skills Program Coordinator and works out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located 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. 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. The organization is located in midtown Manhattan with a new satellite office in the Bronx.

Description of Responsibilities:


  • Research and lead the planning/coordination of ASD specific trips/events as per ASD grant requirements
  • Create a monthly calendar of activities for Social Skills groups
  • Make ABA based materials and visuals as per client’s treatment plans
  • Organize and maintain client files (in accordance to grant regulations, agency regulations, and insurance regulations).
  • Maintain client attendance logs/files in Evolv (Electronic Health Record)
  • Gather information necessary to complete ASD monthly report
  • Complete and ensure accuracy of monthly report, to be sent to Social Skills Program Coordinator
  • Assist in referrals to Education and Recreation services for ASD clients
  • Assist Social Skills Program Coordinator in applying for OPWDD services for clients
  • Assist Social Skills Program Coordinator in finding and securing OPWDD services for eligible clients
  • Research ASD resources for families in NYC communities to create a monthly resource flyer
  • Attend outreach events with or in place of Social Skills Program Coordinator to recruit clients, as needed
  • Follow up with clients who have shown interest in ASD program services and program referrals.
  • Assign administrative task overflow to ASD Program Assistant when needed
  • Assist in any other task as assigned by Social Skills Program Coordinator in order to meet the needs of the ASD Program grant.


  • Assist in leading Social Skills groups/activities and related ASD Grant activities.
  • Take individual behavioral data and write individual client notes
  • Other tasks as may reasonably be required to meet the needs of the program and fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology or Social Work. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year experience working with children and young adults. Requires 1 year minimum experience in coordination, administrative duties or case planning.
  • Experience working with children and young adults who have an autism diagnosis preferred. Knowledge of and training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

How to Apply: 

Please indicate "Behavior Recreation Specialist" 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


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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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