Career Opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity to partner with an educational organization grounded in a social mission? 

We are currently seeking Special Education Teachers, Instructional Paraprofessionals, Bus Drivers and a Part-time Spanish Teacher to join our team and Make a Difference!

By joining us, you will be part of an award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression, and offers limitless potential for personal and professional growth.

One of the components of our program that make us standout is our culture and Fish is at the core of it.  The Phoenix Center has been practicing the Fish philosophy since 2002. This philosophy focuses on four principles – choose your attitude, make someone’s day, be present and play.

Strengthening trust, teamwork and engagement is so important in building staff culture. Practicing this philosophy helps TPC foster a work environment in which everyone chooses to bring energy, passion and a positive attitude to work. As a result, 38% of staff have been with us for 10+ years!

Receive Ongoing Support & Guidance:

The Phoenix Center’s purpose is to provide a well-integrated, educational and therapeutic program focusing on the development of the whole child and their family.  Our team is made up of highly motivated and goal-oriented individuals who work together towards this common goal.

We provide extraordinary support and guidance from a supervisor, curriculum specialist, mentor, and BCBA perspective. You are not left to ‘’figure it out’’ on your own.

TPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Offering:

  • Full health insurance including dental and vision coverage.
  • Paid sick, personal and floating time off.
  • Retirement 403(b) Plan
  • And more!

What Our Staff Is Saying

This school gets into your blood. My husband Steve and I have never had our own kids, but I truly feel that the TPC kids are mine and that God put me in this place intentionally.

-Virginia L.,
School Nurse
-Caitlin M.,
Special Education Teacher

TPC is where my heart is… The people I love are here, the people I care about most are here. We’ve all grown up here.

-Ashley A.,
Special Education Teacher

Parents will say to us, I wish I had found you sooner…I knew when I walked in and saw all the smiles—you can feel and see the love when you walk into the school. It’s a wealth of love.

-Kelly G.,
Special Education Teacher

Join our team here at The Phoenix Center where you’re not just treated as a faculty member, you’re treated like family!

-Dana P.,
Special Education Teacher

We offer health insurance from day one, a tuition reimbursement waiting period of only 6 months, enhanced FSA and dependent care FSA enrollment, and a $1000 signing bonus!*

*certified staff only


Special Education Teacher

Our Special Education Teachers design, adapt and teach programs geared to each student’s Individual Education Program (IEP.) Teachers work as part of an interdisciplinary team with The Phoenix Center’s behaviorists, social workers, counselors, employment specialists, occupational, physical and speech/language therapists and paraprofessionals. 

TPC educators leverage this collaborative teaching approach in their group and individual classroom instruction as well as in the community in a way that improves students’ quality of life and prepares them for life beyond the classroom.

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Spanish Teacher (Part Time)

Are you passionate about teaching Spanish and making a positive impact on students’ lives? Join our team at The Phoenix Center as a Part-Time Spanish Teacher and be part of a supportive and innovative educational community. Tailor your lessons to meet individual student needs, incorporate fun activities, and immerse students in the vibrant culture and language of Spanish. Si está listo para inspirar a las mentes jóvenes y crear experiencias de aprendizaje significativas, presente su solicitud ahora y emprenda un emocionante viaje con nosotros!

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Instructional Paraprofessionals: Full and Part Time

As the Instructional Paraprofessional, you will assist the Special Education Teacher with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individualized skill acquisition and behavior treatment programs.

In this role, you will also participate in the facilitation of educational programs with the students, both in and out of the school building, and assure student safety at all times. You are expected to consistently review, understand and implement student written behavior intervention plans, and document data collection as required. Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis is a plus but not required.

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School Bus Driver

Our bus drivers ensure the safe transportation of students, staff, and others to community-based outings, work sites and field trips.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:45 – 2:30

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Positions may become available throughout the year… submit your resume TODAY!

Health and Physical Education Teacher

Our Health and Physical Education Teachers design, adapt and teach PE/health classes that meet each student’s individual needs. You have the opportunity to work collaboratively with another TPC PE/Health teacher as part of an intradisciplinary team.

TPC’s physical education programs follow the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). With a full-size gymnasium on campus used to promote exercise and overall health and wellness.

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Certified School Nurse

Works with the Health Office Coordinator to provide health care for students and to maintain health office policies and procedures.  Attends community base instruction to administer medications and attend to the well-being of students and staff while outside the school.

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How To Apply

Apply via the buttons below each open position.

If you should experience any difficulty with the online application process, please contact Deborah Brandell at: | Fax: 973-542-0687 | 16 Monsignor Owens Place, Nutley, NJ 07110

Your resume will be retained in active status for one school year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

The Phoenix Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.