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The Gillen Brewer School is an independent school and a thought leader in the area of educating children who have specific learning needs. Uncovering The Specialness In Every Child™ is our expertise and working with our families is at the heart of everything we do at Gillen Brewer. By accepting and celebrating the differences of each child, we are redefining what “special” in the world of “special education” means. Our diverse student body includes 88 children, ages 2.8 to ten years old, with executive functioning deficits, language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities, and social and emotional deficits, as well as children on the autism spectrum. We provide each student with a rich and nurturing 12-month program of rigorous academics, art, music, science, technology and physical fitness. Speech-language and occupational therapies and counseling services are integral to our program and staff works in a highly integrated manner. Gillen Brewer is defined by a commitment to our students and inspired by their determination. Working collaboratively with families and utilizing the exceptional skills of our highly qualified professional staff, we help each child build a foundation that will enable them to become confident, independent and engaged learners. Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. The Gillen Brewer School is an equal opportunity employer.

We are currently accepting applications for:

Registered Nurse

The qualified applicant will work with the School Nurse, administering medication and first aid as needed. Duties shall include daily traveling with classes to the off-site physical education facility on the next city block, as well as accompanying students with medication needs on various field trips throughout New York City. This is a 12 month position, including a 6 week summer session in July and August. Excellent communication skills and at least 2 years professional experience as a Registered Nurse required. School nursing experience a plus. Pediatric experience with allergies, seizure disorders, and diabetic care preferred.

Requirements: NYS RN license, CPR certification, at least 2 years professional experience

Please submit to Donna Kennedy and indicate "RN" in the email subject line.


The psychologists at Gillen Brewer provide a range of direct and indirect services. The applicant for this particular position should be highly experienced in classroom management techniques and have strong behavioral therapy skills in addition to being experienced in individual play therapy, group therapy, social skills training, consultation/collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, and participating in classroom activities to promote generalization of skills. We work closely with our parents/caregivers and provide parent/caregiver workshops and parent/caregiver support groups. The psychologists also do staff training throughout the year. The psychologist must either be state-licensed or hold School Psychology Certification.

Please submit to Donna Kennedy and indicate "Psychologist" in the email subject line.

Science/Technology Teacher

Job Summary

Gillen Brewer’s Science and Technology Teacher will continue to develop and implement a hands-on, inquiry-based science curriculum that incorporates technology in Gillen Brewer’s elementary-age classrooms. The Science and Technology Teacher will coordinate with the school’s Art and Music Teachers to sustain a creative, engaging and fun complement to classroom academics across the program.


Relevant teaching experience with elementary-aged special needs students required.

  • Flexible and Adaptable to multiple environments
  • Team player who thrives in an integrated and collaborative environment
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred
  • Excellent communication and digital presentation skills required
  • Knowledge of Elementary Science and Technology Standards required
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students with special needs
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Please submit to Braque Hershberger and indicate position of interest in the email subject line.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Gillen Brewer School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.