Job Opportunities

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

LifeNet - Clinical Case Manager/Personal Advocate

AANE is seeking a licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L), clinical social worker (LICSW/LCSW), or similarly motivated professional who’ll embrace the opportunity to join our growing team at LifeNet, a new independent living support program for adults on the autism spectrum.

As a Clinical Case Manager/Personal Advocate, you’ll bring your experience, energy, and passion for working with our population to support their independent living needs and priorities as they navigate adulthood. The Clinical Case Manager/Personal Advocate serves as each LifeNet adult’s team leader, is supported by the LifeNet Clinical Case Supervisor, works closely with and helps supervise one or more direct support professionals (called “Support Partners”), and reports to the LifeNet Program Director.

This key role can be a full- or part-time position, depending on the availability of the successful candidate(s).

Primary responsibilities:
  • Perform collaborative intake interviews/assessments, including a review of existing supports, diagnostic information, and other evaluations, to identify and prioritize each LifeNet adult’s needs and goals
  • Develop strengths-based personal support plans that meet the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional needs of individual LifeNet adults
  • Make arrangements, implement strategies, and advocate to meet needs and address priorities of LifeNet adults
  • Monitor the health, safety, and well-being of LifeNet adults at home, at work, and in the community
  • Hold regularly scheduled check-ins (via video call or phone) as well as in-person visits at the LifeNet adult’s home
  • Collaborate with the LifeNet team to plan community-based visits by direct support professionals
  • Oversee scheduling and effectiveness of direct support professionals’ community-based visits
  • Consult with AANE colleagues and professionals from other agencies to problem-solve and assure necessary supports
  • Coordinate periodic meetings to review and update LifeNet support plans with input from the adult, the LifeNet team, family members, and/or others in the adult’s support network
  • Respond to LifeNet adult questions and issues as they arise
  • Communicate/coordinate between LifeNet adults and their support network, including family members, clinicians, therapists, job/life coaches, and other providers
  • Assist LifeNet adults in completing forms/paperwork and meeting deadlines
  • Track time and case notes in the secure AANE case management system; document and evaluate progress towards the LifeNet adult’s short- and long-term priorities, adjusting the support plan as appropriate
  • Represent AANE and LifeNet at occasional night and weekend meetings and events
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • Master’s degree and licensure in social work, mental health counseling, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, or related clinical fields
  • Demonstrated professional and/or personal interest in, and experience with, providing case management or related care for adults with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles (at least 5 years experience preferred)
  • Comfort and competence in supporting LifeNet adults across multiple areas of need, including executive functioning, health/healthcare, employment support, social and cultural engagement, housing transitions, home organization and safety, food and food safety, money management, benefit applications, personal hygiene, recreation and exercise, transportation and travel support, self-advocacy, and more
  • Openness and ability to, on any given day, engage in conversations or pursuits with LifeNet adults involving music, theater, dance, art, anime, comic books, animals, nature, sports, science, computers, history, mass transit, aviation, travel, TV shows, movies, games, and more
  • For and with LifeNet adults, ability to prioritize responsibilities, design schedules, practice flexibility, and redirect attention when needed
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm and solve problems
  • Ability to delegate and ask for help
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies/apps in service of LifeNet adults
  • Some evening and weekend hours required
  • Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a very reliable vehicle (mileage tracked and reimbursed at federal rate)
  • Must agree to state and federal CORI/SORI background checks

Salary & benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Jay O’Brien, AANE LifeNet Program Director, at lifenet-hr@aane.org.

LifeNet - Support Partner (Direct Support Professional)

AANE is seeking a trustworthy direct support professional who’ll embrace the opportunity to join our growing team at LifeNet, a new independent living support program for adults on the autism spectrum.

The LifeNet Support Partner works closely with our Clinical Case Manager(s) to monitor each LifeNet Adult’s overall health, safety, and well-being, while providing direct care and accompaniment in the life skill areas prioritized in the Adult’s LifeNet Support Plan. The ideal candidate(s) will have direct care experience working with adults with Asperger/autism profiles. The Support Partner communicates regularly with Clinical Case Manager and reports to the LifeNet Program Director.

This key role can be a full- or part-time position, depending on the availability of the successful candidate(s).

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Travel to and perform scheduled, in-person home- and community-based visits with each assigned LifeNet adult according to the LifeNet Client Service Agreement to offer support and accompaniment in various aspects of adulthood
  • Work closely with the Clinical Case Manager to implement each LifeNet adult’s strengths-based LifeNet Support Plan, which outlines specific independent living support activities in areas such as:
    • home organization and housekeeping
    • meal preparation, nutrition, and food safety
    • healthcare appointments and medication reminders
    • bills and money management
    • companionship and social engagement
    • recreation and exercise
    • personal hygiene and self-care
    • shopping and errands
    • transportation and community mobility
  • Carefully observe status of, and changes in, a LifeNet adult’s personal health and living environment, and communicate issues back to the Clinical Case Manager
  • Build a professional, trusting relationship with each LifeNet adult
  • Offer ideas to the LifeNet Team for unique solutions to barriers faced by each LifeNet adult
  • Coordinate opportunities to accompany LifeNet adults in the community for meaningful activities
  • Track time and case notes after each session in the secure LifeNet case management system
  • Communicate regularly with the Clinical Case Manager(s)
  • Communicate with additional LifeNet team members and the LifeNet adult’s family members, providers, and other community members as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • Minimum 2-3 years personal or professional experience with providing direct in-home support to adults on the autism spectrum
  • Comfort, competence, and interest in supporting LifeNet Adults across multiple life areas, as prioritized in each Adult’s LifeNet Support Plan
  • Openness and ability to, on any given day, engage in conversations or pursuits with Adults involving music, theater, dance, art, anime, comic books, animals, nature, sports, science, computers, history, mass transit, aviation, travel, TV shows, movies, games, and more
  • College degree preferred, but not required
  • Reliability and timeliness
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Ability to work with, and get along with, others who have different interests, personalities, and communications styles
  • Ability to remain calm, demonstrate patience, and solve problems
  • Ability to ask for help
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies/apps in service of LifeNet Adults
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required
  • Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license, clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle (mileage tracked and reimbursed at federal rate)
  • Must agree to state and federal CORI/SORI background checks

Salary & benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Jay O’Brien, AANE LifeNet Program Director, at lifenet-hr@aane.org.

Staff Accountant (Part-Time 20 hours)

The Staff Accountant position is responsible for the processing of bi-weekly payroll, assisting with the monthly general ledger closings and generating of financial statements.  Additional duties include account reconciliations and analysis. The Staff Accountant is supervised by the Business Manager.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll with ADP Workforce Now, assist & train employees and supervisors, orient new hires
  • Month end closing activities including journal entries, financial statement preparation and account reconciliations/analysis with Quickbooks NonProfit, Desktop version
  • Generate invoices, process payments, and accounts receivable follow up
  • Assist with budget development
  • Prepare annual audit schedules
  • Other accounting activities and analysis as requested

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with 3-5 years related experience
  • Quickbooks, Excel skills and/or Google Sheets
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task

Application:

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Contact:

Diane Burke, Business Manager

diane.burke@aane.org

Director of Training and Education (30-40 hours)

The Director of Training and Education is responsible for the oversight and management of the Training and Education department. As director, you will plan, implement, and evaluate informational, educational and skill-based programs for adults, families, professionals and internal staff. In collaboration with the relevant departments at AANE, this programming will be delivered via conferences, workshops, onsite community-based trainings and online platforms. You will also be responsible for the design and delivery of training programs and consultations. The Director of Training and Education is supervised by the Associate Director and supervises the Training and Development team consisting of the Training Coordinator, Online Learning Director, and Trainers.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assess and determine training needs for external clients and for organization
  • Design and delivery of workshops, trainings, and consultations
  • Facilitate team process for determining training priorities
  • Create a cohesive yearly training strategy including but not limited to conferences, internal and external seminars, speakers, online learning, special courses, videos & forums to ensure all affiliations are reached
  • Work with Training Coordinator and appropriate department(s) to plan & deliver all AANE conferences
  • Act as a liaison to Marketing to promote programming and conduct outreach
  • Supervision of Training team and adjunct trainers
  • Assist Grant Writer with development of any training relevant grants
  • Staff liaison to agency-wide workgroups, committees, or programmatic initiatives

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in a related field (Psychology, Education, Social Work, Human and/or Organizational Development, etc.) with at least 4 years related training or event management experience preferred. Personal and professional experience considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.  
  • Significant expertise with individuals with Aspergers and/or related autism profiles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent training or instructional skills
  • Excellent content development skills  
  • Ability to work as part of a team  
  • Ability to remain calm and solve problems
  • Ability to delegate and ask for help
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn and use technology
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.

 

Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Submit cover letter and resume to Brenda Dater, Associate Director, AANE.