Special Education Instructor

Salary Range: $45,000 – $60,000 a year

Tribeca Prep is growing and we are looking to grow our team! 

Tribeca Prep seeks creative, passionate, and dedicated instructors to support our highly diverse students — across a variety of grades, subjects, developmental levels, and clinical support areas.  

Tribeca Prep is a 12-month independent special education early childhood and elementary school (our summer term is July 5 – August 15, and the regular school year starts after Labor Day until June 2024). Our goal is to prepare our students for a less restrictive environment by developing their communication, academic, self-management, and social skills. Our students receive instruction in 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and small group settings. Through our cohesive team of teachers, specialists, and therapists, we offer our promising learners, a rigorous, learner-centered education with integrated supports that foster independence and self-advocacy. To learn more about our school philosophy, view information about our strategic partnerships, see glimpses of our classrooms, and glance at our robust sensory gym, please visit our website at https://tribecapreparatory.com for a 3D experience as well as photos!

Our teachers, instructors, and related service providers attend staff meetings, which provide opportunities for clinical team meetings for individual students, updates on upcoming events and professional development in areas that affect most of our students. Further, employees develop a professional growth plan with their supervisor and review their goals and performance across the year. Employees are encouraged to seek professional development in their areas of interest or need. Staff training is an integral part of professional development at Tribeca Prep. In addition to regular staff meetings, all staff attend scheduled staff development activities throughout the year, including some days when the students are not in attendance. Tribeca Prep is ideal for those adults who maintain growth mindsets!

The Tribeca Prep instructor works in the classroom with a head teacher, other instructors and related service providers to implement daily instruction, activities and behavior strategies. An instructor should have prior experience working with individuals with special needs in a classroom setting and possess knowledge and passion for special education, to effectively cater to the diverse needs of the students.

Instructors work under the supervision of a Head/Lead teacher and work directly with students in 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and small group settings. The instructors teach skills that are targeted goals for each student with support from the Head/Lead teacher, speech/language pathologist, occupational therapist, and/or school psychologist. In addition, instructors support students in their school activities including lunch, recess and special area classes.

Tribeca Prep uses individualized instruction to guide our academic teaching primarily via Direct Instruction Curricula and individual programming derived from developmental assessments. The school has an extensive collection of materials and manipulatives to further support learning. 

Instructors participate in our professional development sessions, complete registered behavior technician webinars and attend team meetings – in short, a growth mindset is your primary asset. As an entry-level job in special education, Tribeca Prep is a great place to strengthen your skills and explore your career interests. All of our staff have a playful, upbeat energy that is fun for students and colleagues! 

Requirements and Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • NYSED Fingerprint clearance is required
  • A degree with a concentration in special education, elementary education, applied behavior analysis or child development is preferred
  • Experience with children with developmental disabilities and other related disorders is preferred
  • RBT certification (preferred) and/or commitment to obtain RBT certification within 6 months of employment


Salaries are competitive and based on experience and training. Tribeca Prep offers a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, dental/vision insurance options, 401k matching options, and ample professional development opportunities.

  • To Apply:

Please provide us with your current resume, a cover letter and a list of references. Please email these items to: career@tribecapreparatory.com

Tribeca Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prep does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

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