Adaptive Sports Specialist
Job Details
Upper East Side - New York, NY
Part Time
Sports and Fitness
Job Description

Compensation - $35-$50 per hour, based on experience


Asphalt Green is looking to hire experienced Adaptive Sports Specialists (2-3) for our Upper East Side (UES) location for the 2022-2023 school year. Specialists will create and implement movement classes and multi-sport programming for children with developmental disabilities. If you are an experienced teacher or coach who has worked with children with special needs, this might be the part-time role for you. The schedule is expected to be as follows:


  • September 2022 June 2023, holidays, weekends, and school breaks excluded
  • 4 days per week, Monday-Thursday
  • 2-3 hours per day, time range is approximately 10:00a-2:00p


The programs purpose is to build confidence by introducing and reinforcing fundamental movement, sports and fitness experiences to students of varying skill levels. For more information on Asphalt Green, please see the following:



  • Plans and delivers multi-sensory lessons and sessions that are appropriate for different ability levels
  • Communicates expectations to students at the onset of each session
  • Collaborates with groups therapists and teachers to lead integrated sessions
  • Establishes a safe learning environment creating structure and support during transitions
  • Maintains clear class procedures and rules
  • Provides consistent positive feedback to students throughout the session
  • Knows and implements students behavioral goals
  • Working with therapists and teachers, manages aggressive behavior
  • Documents behavioral situations and informs necessary parties
  • Proof of full vaccination status required. NOTE: Student group vaccination requirements are based on current city and federal requirements
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience with special needs children
  • Some multi-sport youth coaching experience a plus
  • Must have physical stamina and flexibility (walking, bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, running, stretching, reaching, standing, sitting on the floor) to allow for full participation in activities and maintaining a clean and safe space.