Careers

Build a Career & Make a Difference

We are a major research and specialty center that offers residential, medical, and special education programs as well as world-class Music and Creative Arts Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, and a biodynamic agricultural program among other unique services, to the 1,200 children, adults, and families we serve annually.  Located less than two hours from New York City, we have become a magnet organization where individuals from around New York State and the world travel to receive highly advanced care and access to groundbreaking research and treatment for a myriad of complex conditions.  Our growing reputation for excellence has attracted talented staff from all over the world, and we want you to be a part of our team.

We have over 1,700 employees – many of whom started their careers with us and are now expert farmers, whole-food chefs, teachers, clinicians, doctors, celebrated leaders, and more.  With a variety of employment opportunities ranging from health and wellness to support services and education, your next career adventure begins with us.

The possibilities here are limitless – join our team today!

Health & Wellness

  • Chef
  • Dance Therapy
  • Farming
  • Gym Attendant
  • Lifeguard
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Admissions
  • Development
  • Environmental Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Maintenance
  • Mechanic
  • Media and Communications
  • Purchasing
  • Rehabilitation Tech
  • Security
  • Training
  • Transportation

Education

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Camp Counselor
  • Day Care Assistant
  • Day Hab Assistant
  • Outdoor Education
  • Research
  • Residential Associate
  • Residential Coordinator
  • Skills Trainer/Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Associate

Benefits and Perks

Our mission is to train, encourage, and retain the finest staff by providing rewarding professional and educational experiences, along with top benefits and perks. What’s more, we are located in Sullivan County, NY, right at the base of the scenic Catskill Mountains, offering the best of both worlds.  An easily accessible trip into the city for world-renowned arts, culture and entertainment, but small-town, peaceful living back at home.  Outdoor activities like hiking and trout fishing abound, while rural villages and towns throughout the region boast artisan shops, cozy cafes, craft breweries and distilleries, and impressive performance venues. An ideal backdrop for an exciting career, raising a family, and for enjoying life to the fullest.

Health, Dental & Vision Plans

Medical
A comprehensive health package with Emblem Health. The Center contributes up to $28,000 annually on behalf of employees enrolled to keep health insurance premiums at a minimum. The EPO plan has a nationwide network of physicians.

Dental & Vision
A robust dental and vision program to ensure employees have the care they need. Both employer paid.

401K Plan

A 401k plan is designed to provide eligible employees a way to save for retirement.

  • Discretionary Employer match is up to 10% of employee contribution, and
  • Discretionary Employer contribution up to 1-2% of employee’s annual salary.

On Site Day Care

Our high-quality program is state licensed and serves children 8 weeks to 5 years of age. Swimming, music, farm visits, and cooking are just a few of the activities you can expect your child to participate in and enjoy.

Staff Gym

We provide our staff with free wellness opportunities at our Discovery Wellness Center, located on-site at our Harris campus. Here you will find a weight room, cardio room, 2- room yoga studio, fitness classes, and even personal training & fitness coaching.

CSA Farm Share

Our CSA runs for 23 weeks from June through November. Our members pick up approximately 10 pounds of  farm-fresh organic vegetables each week, all of which are grown on our own Thanksgiving Farm®. Employees have the option to deduct the price of the share from their payroll throughout the duration of the season.

Additional Benefits

  • Burnalong – online wellness platform
  • Candidly – student debt repayment platform
  • Financial counseling through Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (MHV)
  • Intramural sport teams
  • Jogging track and hiking trails
  • On-site café
  • Public concerts
  • Staff Rideshare
  • Summer Day Camp, for employees’ children
  • Tuition Assistance

TCFD Testimonials

The supportive environment and care given to all employees make it possible to give supportive and loving care to the children and adults we serve. A simple but great concept. Thank you, TCFD.

TCFD Staff Member