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We are currently accepting applications for:

Assistant Teacher

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Master’s degree in Special Education or enrollment in a Master’s program, preferred
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students with special needs
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of HighScope or another emergent preschool curriculum preferred

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. Please submit to Cathy Kaufman Iger and indicate "Assistant Teacher" in the email subject line.

Registered Nurse (RN)

Private elementary school for special needs children on the Upper East Side of Manhattan seeks a Registered Nurse to add to our nursing department. 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 resume to Ida Sacconi at ida@gillenbrewer.com and indicate RN in the 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.

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