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Head Teacher

Rebecca School is a developmental program that utilizes the DIRFloortime method, a relationship-based model of teaching instruction developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Rebecca School is opening a new location in Mount Vernon, NY for the 2024 school year and is seeking Head Teachers to work with students age 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays in relating, communicating and thinking. As a Head Teacher, you will develop your own classroom curriculum and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to support the students’ social, emotional and academic growth. Rebecca School North is an expansion of the Rebecca School in NYC after 18 successful years of serving students with neurodevelopment delays in relating and communicating.

Pay Range is $53,000 to $75,000 depending on degree and experience (based on 12-month position) 


  • Develop classroom curriculum, creating individualized, developmental, interest-based programs for each student while collaborating with an interdisciplinary team
  • Differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of a variety of learning profiles
  • Plan and execute lessons that follow Developmentally Appropriate Practice Guidelines; discuss plans weekly with Educational Supervisor
  • Administer education assessments to determine a student’s level of function relative to age and educational placement in the five domains of development
  • Develop treatment plans and goals to improve student functional abilities and enhance their ability to learn
  • Provide written assessment and reports identifying the student’s needs and proposed treatment strategies, individual student goals and objectives 
  • Maintain and organize classroom and materials where students can easily access and clean-up items independently
  • Communicate with families on a weekly basis 
  • Participate in weekly teacher meetings, team meetings, Greenspan meetings and supervision meetings with Educational  Supervisor
  • Train Teaching Assistants and evaluate them annually
  • Maintain professional competence by attending staff development programs and continuing education programs
  • Ensure safety of students 


  • Master’s Degree or close to completing Masters program
  • NY State Certification
  • Experience with the DIRFloortime method (or open to learning it)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with students, staff and parents


Eligible Rebecca School Employees will receive competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Hospital, and Accident Coverage
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with 100% vested company contribution
  • Healthcare, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Rebecca School is part of the New Story network of schools, clinics and services. New Story (the parent company) is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace.  We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve.  For more information about New Story Schools careers and benefits, please visit our website https://newstoryjobs.com/