Job Opportunities

Director of Child and Teen Services

AANE is seeking a Master’s* level clinician or educator to work as Director of our Child and Teen Services Team. The position is 30 hours/week with flexible working hours and full benefits.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Program development
  • Facilitate team process for determining programmatic and clinical priorities
  • Information, Referral and Support via phone, email or in person
  • Parent coaching
  • Support group facilitation
  • Psycho-educational workshops and trainings
  • Supervision of Master’s level clinicians
  • Participation in agency wide committees

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in related field (Mental Health Counseling, Educator, Speech and Language Pathologist, Social Work, etc.) with at least 2 years related experience preferred. Recent or prospective Master's level graduates encouraged to apply. *Personal and professional experience considered in lieu of Master’s degree.
  • Experience with individuals with Asperger Syndrome and/or related autism profiles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn and use technology
  • Some evening and weekend hours required
  • Potential to serve as graduate student supervisor

Please send a cover letter and resume to Dania Jekel; Dania.Jekel@aane.org

LifeMAP – Life Management Coach

Are you looking for a part-time job with flexible hours and wonderful clients? Do you want to help empower adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to increase their independence and succeed in life?

As a Life Management Assistance Program (LifeMAP) coach, you will provide practical assistance to adults with AS and similar autism spectrum profiles.  Our clients are bright and interesting people who may need assistance in one or more areas of independent living, interpersonal skills, community integration, education, and employment.  Coaching takes place one-on-one and is highly individualized, with a focus on identifying and progressively overcoming the specific barriers that stand in the way of each client’s success.

Hours are flexible and can be built around your schedule. You may choose to work with anywhere from 5 to 15 clients, or 5-15 hours of active coaching per week.  In addition, newly hired coaches participate in a comprehensive initial training, receive ongoing supervision in person and via video conferencing, and telephone and email support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive, individualized coaching to adults diagnosed with AS or related conditions
  • Meet with clients in their homes, their communities, or the AANE main office
  • Create goal-specific contracts to guide the work being done
  • Administer pre-tests to determine baseline skills
  • Re-evaluate at regular intervals to assess clients’ progress
  • Administer post-tests at completion of work agreed upon in contract
  • Record status/progress of clients tasks regularly
  • Help clients expand their support networks
  • Communicate with clients’ existing support networks
  • Attend coaches’ quarterly meetings
  • Attend coaches’ clinical hour video conferences

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a coaching or mentoring role preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of clients, their families, and other services providers
  • Basic computer/internet user skills required
  • Understanding of a career development process required

Education / Personal Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field is required or extensive field experience with minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Deep knowledge of Asperger Syndrome or related conditions in adults, with the desire to learn more (life experience is a bonus)
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to AANE’s mission and values

Contact: Nataliya Poto - LifeMAP Program Director
Email: LifeMAPjobs@aane.org

Application components required:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of degree
  • Contact information for three professional references