Teacher-Counselor/Student Specialist

Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/31/2018 12:03 PM)
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Regular Full-Time



Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.



NYIT’s Vocational Independence program (NYIT/VIP) at Old Westbury seeks a Teacher-Counselor/Student Specialist position. NYIT/VIP is a residential, college-based post-secondary transition program for young adults with learning differences and Autism spectrum diagnoses that has helped students develop skills and accumulate experiences to reach their social, independent living, and work/college readiness goals. Reporting to the Senior Director, the Teacher-Counselor will be responsible for teaching across the Vocational Independence Program Curriculum. This will be a 9 month position and will be located in Marshall Hall at the NYIT residential village at the SUNY Old Westbury campus. Responsibilities will also include some time at the NYIT academic campus in Old Westbury.


Responsibilities include:

  • Individual student coaching in academics, social skills, independent living skills and executive functioning skills.
  • Counseling case load as well as teaching responsibilities for social skills classes.
  • One-to-one coaching suppport.
  • Primary liaison with school districts or state disability offices which includes the coordination of monthly and/or annual meetings and timely completion of any related documentation.
  • Other student support functions as assigned by VIP administrative staff.





Bachelor’s degree in Education required.

Master’s Degree in Special Education or a related field.

Experience with young adults with an intellectual disability preferred.

Interpersonal skills in developing a rapport with students with an intellectual disability.    









EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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