Job Opportunities

Special Education Openings

Note: Click on a job title to learn more about the position.

Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Teacher Aides (Para Educators) (2022-2023 School Year)

Works with small groups of children reviewing repetitive classwork; Corrects papers and records grades under direction of a teacher; Accompanies and supervises students in other school activities such as assembly programs, field trips, playgrounds, cafeteria, etc.; Assists with arrangements and preparations for science demonstrations, music and art classes, audiovisual presentations, etc.; Proctors and assists in the administration of various tests; Performs a variety of clerical work related to teaching activities, such as typing, copying, filing and distributing information, preparing teaching aids, keeping classroom records and attendance, etc.; May assist in crisis intervention and assist in classroom management as directed by the teacher; May assist children with disabilities to maintain a normal school routine, including, but not limited to, bus arrivals and departures, cafeteria help, toileting, emergency exit during evacuation drills, lifting, carrying when needed; May arrange parent conferences under direction of teacher; May relieve classroom teachers for emergencies and meetings as needed; May perform food service, school monitor or custodial/cleaner duties on a substitute basis.

$17,587.00
Assistant Principal

Orange-Ulster BOCES is seeking an Assistant Principal to join the Special Education Division effective July 01, 2023. This is a full-time, 12 month position with a Monday through Friday Schedule. 

Registered Professional Nurse

This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for giving care to students and for performing related nursing services such a pupil health screening and notification of defects and communicable disease control requiring judgment and skills. This position differs from the certified position of School NurseTeacher in that there is no responsibility for either classroom instruction or guidance involved. The work is performed under the general direction of a School Physician or School NurseTeacher. Supervision may be exercised over the work of clerical assistants. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Assists the School Physician with visual and auditory screening examinations of students and employees; Administers first aid and emergency treatment to students and employees and may provide one-on-one student nursing care; Prepares and maintains health records for school authorities; Assists at school immunization clinics; Arranges to transport sick or injured students or employees to hospital, home, doctor or dentist office in cases of emergency; Inspects the school plant, playground and cafeteria and reports on general safety and sanitary conditions; Orders, inventories and oversees the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment; Consults with attendance teachers, staff members and teachers concerning a variety of health factors related to non-attendance and communicable disease; Prepares records and reports as required.

Registered Professional Nurse

This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for giving care to students and for performing related nursing services such a pupil health screening and notification of defects and communicable disease control requiring judgment and skills. This position differs from the certified position of School NurseTeacher in that there is no responsibility for either classroom instruction or guidance involved. The work is performed under the general direction of a School Physician or School NurseTeacher. Supervision may be exercised over the work of clerical assistants. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Assists the School Physician with visual and auditory screening examinations of students and employees; Administers first aid and emergency treatment to students and employees and may provide one-on-one student nursing care; Prepares and maintains health records for school authorities; Assists at school immunization clinics; Arranges to transport sick or injured students or employees to hospital, home, doctor or dentist office in cases of emergency; Inspects the school plant, playground and cafeteria and reports on general safety and sanitary conditions; Orders, inventories and oversees the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment; Consults with attendance teachers, staff members and teachers concerning a variety of health factors related to non-attendance and communicable disease; Prepares records and reports as required.

Registered Professional Nurse

This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for giving care to students and for performing related nursing services such a pupil health screening and notification of defects and communicable disease control requiring judgment and skills. This position differs from the certified position of School NurseTeacher in that there is no responsibility for either classroom instruction or guidance involved. The work is performed under the general direction of a School Physician or School NurseTeacher. Supervision may be exercised over the work of clerical assistants. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Assists the School Physician with visual and auditory screening examinations of students and employees; Administers first aid and emergency treatment to students and employees and may provide one-on-one student nursing care; Prepares and maintains health records for school authorities; Assists at school immunization clinics; Arranges to transport sick or injured students or employees to hospital, home, doctor or dentist office in cases of emergency; Inspects the school plant, playground and cafeteria and reports on general safety and sanitary conditions; Orders, inventories and oversees the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment; Consults with attendance teachers, staff members and teachers concerning a variety of health factors related to non-attendance and communicable disease; Prepares records and reports as required.

Summer School Teachers

Orange-Ulster BOCES is currently seeking Teachers for the six-week 2023 Summer Program.

The summer program will run from July 3, 2023, through August 11, 2023. 

Summer School Counselors

Orange-Ulster BOCES is currently seeking Counselors for the six-week 2023 Summer School Program.

The summer program will run from July 3, 2023, through August 11, 2023. 

Summer School Social Workers

Orange-Ulster BOCES is seeking School Social Workers for the six-week 2023 Summer School program. 

The program will run from July 3, 2023, through August 11, 2023. 

Summer School Speech Therapists

Orange-Ulster BOCES is seeking Speech Therapists for the six-week 2023 Summer School Program. 

The program will run from July 3, 2023, through August 11, 2023. 

Summer School Teacher Aides

Works with small groups of children reviewing repetitive classwork; Corrects papers and records grades under direction of a teacher; Accompanies and supervises students in other school activities such as assembly programs, field trips, playgrounds, cafeteria, etc.; Assists with arrangements and preparations for science demonstrations, music and art classes, audiovisual presentations, etc.; Proctors and assists in the administration of various tests; Performs a variety of clerical work related to teaching activities, such as typing, copying, filing and distributing information, preparing teaching aids, keeping classroom records and attendance, etc.; May assist in crisis intervention and assist in classroom management as directed by the teacher; May assist children with disabilities to maintain a normal school routine, including, but not limited to, bus arrivals and departures, cafeteria help, toileting, emergency exit during evacuation drills, lifting, carrying when needed; May arrange parent conferences under direction of teacher; May relieve classroom teachers for emergencies and meetings as needed; May perform food service, school monitor or custodial/cleaner duties on a substitute basis. Working knowledge of classroom routine; ability to establish and maintain good relationships with students, teachers, and others within the school; ability to understand and follow oral and written communications; ability to maintain discipline; clerical aptitude; resourcefulness; tact; courtesy; good judgment; neat personal appearance; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION: Non-competitive

Position Dates: July 3, 2023 - August 11, 2023

$2,991
Summer School Occupational Therapist

Evaluates the degree of the child’s functional ability and preforms screenings for students in need of services; Writes and maintains daily lesson and treatment plans which indicate goals and objectives for each child and confers with the classroom teacher as to which goals will be met in the classroom and which will be met in Occupational Therapy pursuant to their 504 plan or IEP; Schedules students both individually and in small groups for occupational therapy services; Records all evaluations, re-evaluations, intervention plans, progress notes, consultations and discharge summaries; Keeps a daily record of all plans, goals and services for each child as a basis for documentation in accordance with procedures set forth by the IDEA and Medicaid; Establishes programs for classroom aides to follow as part of the daily visual-perceptual-motor training groups; Performs occupational therapy intervention upon the written prescription or referral, utilizing various therapeutic activities which may be manual, industrial, recreational or educational design and/or adapted to help the client achieve their maximum potential; Fabricates, modifies, and applies assistive devices using varied media to achieve maximum independence; Trains child, teachers, or family members in the use of adaptive assistive devices and/or self-help techniques; Establishes plans and schedules for enhancing communication with parents, staff and agencies and individuals involved in the interest of the child including parent conferences, team meetings, in-service training, etc.; May supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants, Aides and clerical employees assigned to the department; Establishes goals and objectives for him/herself in relation to teaching, professional growth and inter-staff relations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of occupational therapy as applied to children; good knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of apparatus and equipment used in occupational therapy; working knowledge of community resources available to support or supplement the occupational therapy program; ability to comprehend, teach, and execute occupational therapy programs to students, family members and faculty; ability to work well with other team members; ability to write and speak effectively; ability to document findings and maintain accurate case records; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to get along well with others; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION: Competitive

Position Dates: July 3, 2023 - August 11, 2023

Summer School Physical Therapist

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a professional position involving responsibility for evaluating, planning, and providing physical therapy treatment for students in accordance with a Physician's written referral. Work is performed in accordance with approved professional standards under the general supervision of an Administrator responsible for Pupil Services or Special Education with considerable leeway allowed for the use of independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over the work of Physical Therapy Assistants, Aides, and clerical employees assigned to the department. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Evaluates the degree of function and disability of students unless contradicted by the professional judgment of a doctor's admission notes; Performs physical therapy procedures upon the written referral of a licensed physician; Participates with other personnel in the formulation of students' total care plans; May participate in the selection of personnel in the physical therapy service, assigns their duties and provides supervision; Develops or assists in the development of physical therapy policies and procedures; Confers periodically with a supervising Physical Therapist and physicians regarding all facets of student care and related activities and provides consultative services to staff; Assists in the development of and instructs and participates in the facility in-service education program; Provides supplementary physical activities that complement physical therapy received in allied agencies; Records all physical therapy evaluation, re-evaluations, progress notes, consultation and discharge summaries on students' records; Maintains program records and statistical reports of the frequency and types of treatment and number of students treated; Establishes cooperative liaison with C.P. Center, AHRC, local physicians and other appropriate service providers. 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices of physical therapy; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of apparatus and equipment used in physical therapy; good knowledge of pathological conditions and socioeconomic factors affecting a student's disabilities; working knowledge of community resources applicable to physical therapy; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to get along well with others; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Position Dates: July 3, 2023 - August 11, 2023

Summer School Registered Professional Nurse

Assists the School Physician with visual and auditory screening examinations of students and employees; Administers first aid and emergency treatment to students and employees and may provide one-on-one student nursing care; Prepares and maintains health records for school authorities; Assists at school immunization clinics; Arranges to transport sick or injured students or employees to hospital, home, doctor or dentist office in cases of emergency; Inspects the school plant, playground and cafeteria and reports on general safety and sanitary conditions; Orders, inventories and oversees the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment; Consults with attendance teachers, staff members and teachers concerning a variety of health factors related to non-attendance and communicable disease; Prepares records and reports as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of nursing principles and techniques and their relation to medical practices and skill in their application; working knowledge of materia-medica, dietetics, sanitation and personal hygiene; skill in the application of nursing techniques and practices; ability to understand and follow technical, oral and written instructions; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to get along well with students, teachers, parents and others; ability to carry out successfully the measures prescribed; ability to plan and supervise the work of sub-professional and non-technical personnel; good observation; mental alertness; firmness; initiative; cheerfulness; patience; emotional stability; sympathetic attitude toward the sick; good moral character; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION: Non-competitive among School Districts and BOCES.

Position Dates: July 3, 2023 - August 11, 2023

Teacher Aides (Para Educators) (2023-2024 School Year)

Works with small groups of children reviewing repetitive classwork; Corrects papers and records grades under direction of a teacher; Accompanies and supervises students in other school activities such as assembly programs, field trips, playgrounds, cafeteria, etc.; Assists with arrangements and preparations for science demonstrations, music and art classes, audiovisual presentations, etc.; Proctors and assists in the administration of various tests; Performs a variety of clerical work related to teaching activities, such as typing, copying, filing and distributing information, preparing teaching aids, keeping classroom records and attendance, etc.; May assist in crisis intervention and assist in classroom management as directed by the teacher; May assist children with disabilities to maintain a normal school routine, including, but not limited to, bus arrivals and departures, cafeteria help, toileting, emergency exit during evacuation drills, lifting, carrying when needed; May arrange parent conferences under direction of teacher; May relieve classroom teachers for emergencies and meetings as needed; May perform food service, school monitor or custodial/cleaner duties on a substitute basis.

$19,939.00
Teacher of the Deaf

Orange-Ulster BOCES is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf to join the Special Education Division. 

This is a full-time, Monday through Friday, 10 month position that will follow the school calendar. 

The effective start date of this position is September 1, 2023.

Teacher of Students with Disabilities 7-12

Orange-Ulster BOCES is seeking Teachers of Students with Disabilities for grades 7-12 to join the Special Education  Division. This is a 10-month, Monday through Friday, a position that follows the school calendar with an effective start date of September 01, 2023.

The Orange-Ulster BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, military status, lawful off-duty activities, genetic information or testing, arrest or conviction, and marital status and any other legally protected status in its educational programs or employment practices. The Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 is Kerri B. Stroka, Assistant Superintendent, Orange-Ulster BOCES, 4 Harriman Drive, Goshen, New York 10924; (845) 291-0100