Head Teachers are responsible for the planning, implementation, and continuing evaluation of individualized skill acquisition programs and behavior reduction programs for all students within his/her classroom.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring that a variety of behavior analytic teaching methods are utilized with all students (e.g., incidental teaching, fluency training, discrete-trial teaching);
  • Ensuring that student motivational and reinforcement systems are managed correctly by all staff;
  • Attending all student clinic meetings and other relevant meetings with parents or outside professionals;
  • Conducting preference assessments for students in an ongoing manner;
  • Conducting home visits for assigned students;
  • Collecting, summarizing, and evaluating data on skill acquisition programs and behavior intervention plans, including written reports and visual graphic displays of data;
  • Assisting with development, implementation, and review of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for all assigned students;
  • Conducting data reviews across assigned students;
  • Assigning and reviewing progress reports;
  • Supervising and providing training for assigned instructors;
  • Conducting weekly classroom meetings;
  • Ensuring that IOA data are collected on a regular basis across students;
  • Meeting weekly with Clinical Supervisor;
  • Managing and organizing educational, teaching materials, and environment.


  • Holds a NY State teaching certificate in special education;
  • Holds a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as education, psychology, or social work;
  • Has a minimum of three-year’s experience working in a school setting for children with autism;
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis;
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with students;
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers, instructors, and parents;
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, schedule, and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Demonstrates superior written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrates the ability to design and develop standards-aligned curricula and IEPs;
  • Demonstrates the ability to use relevant technologies.


NYC Autism Charter Schools offer a comprehensive benefits package as well as opportunities for ongoing professional development, including supervision toward certification in behavior analysis and tuition assistance for graduate and post-graduate work.