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 full-time licensed clinical social work professional who’ll embrace the opportunity to join us as we launch 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 this new AANE program supporting the independent living skills and needs of clients as they navigate adulthood. The Clinical Case Manager/Personal Advocate serves as each client’s LifeNet team leader, is supported by the LifeNet Clinical Case Supervisor, and reports to the LifeNet Program Director.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with the LifeNet Program Director to fulfill the Board-approved plan for launching LifeNet in early 2019
  • Perform collaborative in-take interviews/assessments, including reviews of existing supports, diagnostic information, and other evaluations, to identify and prioritize each LifeNet client’s needs and goals
  • Develop strengths-based personal service plans for clients that meet their physical, social, intellectual, and emotional needs
  • Monitor the health, safety, and well-being of clients at home, at work, and in the community
  • Hold regularly scheduled client check-ins (via video call or phone) as well as in-person visits at the client’s home
  • Respond to client questions and issues as they arise
  • Make arrangements and implement strategies to meet a client’s needs
  • Communicate/coordinate between a client and their support network, including family members, clinicians, therapists, job/life coaches, and other providers
  • Document and evaluate progress towards the client’s short- and long-term goals, adjusting the client’s plan as appropriate
  • Advocate for clients to fulfill unmet needs and pursue goals and outcomes
  • Assist clients in completing forms/paperwork and meeting deadlines
  • Track time and case notes in the secure AANE case management system
  • Serve as on-call staff on pre-determined, periodic nights and weekends
  • 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 clients 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 clients involving music, theater, dance, art, anime, comic books, animals, nature, sports, science, computers, history, mass transit, aviation, travel, TV shows, movies, games, and more
  • 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 clients
  • Some evening and weekend hours required

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 jay.obrien@aane.org.

LifeNet - Clinical Case Supervisor

AANE is seeking a part-time licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), registered/licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L), licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), or similar clinical professional who’ll embrace the opportunity to join us as we launch LifeNet, a new case management/independent living support program for adults on the autism spectrum. This will be a 6-to-8 hour per week position initially, with the opportunity to increase hours as the LifeNet program grows. The LifeNet Clinical Case Supervisor will work closely with our team to provide ongoing direct and indirect clinical support to client cases. The ideal candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of Asperger Syndrome (and similar autism spectrum profiles), have a passion for problem-solving, and be dedicated to serving adults. The Clinical Case Supervisor reports directly to the LifeNet Program Director.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with the LifeNet Program Director to fulfill the Board-approved plan for launching LifeNet in early 2019
  • Lead weekly case consultations with internal LifeNet staff including Personal Advocates (clinical case managers) and Support Partners (non-clinical field staff)
  • Provide ongoing clinical expertise and oversight to LifeNet colleagues to ensure appropriate support, intervention, and advocacy for clients
  • Deliver and document direct clinical support to individual clients who require greater attention, connecting them to new/additional services or providers when needed
  • Oversee clinical eligibility determinations for prospective clients, and lead iterative improvements of clinical eligibility criteria
  • Help develop and refine evaluative metrics around service/value delivery and outcomes for LifeNet clients and their families
  • Review and analyze client data and feedback (quantitative and qualitative) to monitor client progress, improve service quality, and ensure client satisfaction
  • Supervise LifeNet colleagues who are working towards licensure, when relevant

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and licensure in social work, occupational therapy, mental health counseling, or related clinical fields
  • Demonstrated professional and/or personal experience with providing case management or related care for adults with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles (10 years experience preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team, and to remain calm and solve problems
  • Ability to remain calm and solve problems
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies/apps in service of clients
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information

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 jay.obrien@aane.org.

LifeNet - Support Partner (Direct Support Professional)

AANE is seeking a trustworthy direct support professional who’ll embrace the opportunity to join us as we launch LifeNet, a new independent living support program for adults on the autism spectrum. The LifeNet Support Partner will work closely with our Clinical Case Manager(s) to monitor each LifeNet Adult's overall health, safety, and well-being, while providing in-person support in the life skill areas prioritized in the Adult's LifeNet Support Plan. This key role can be a full- or part-time position, depending on the quality and availability of the successful candidate(s). The ideal candidate(s) will have direct care experience working with adults with Asperger Syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles. The Support Partner works closely with each Client's team leader - a LifeNet Clinical Case Manager - and reports to the LifeNet Program Director.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Travel to and perform scheduled, in-person support visits with each assigned LifeNet Adult according to the LifeNet Client Service Agreement
  • Work closely with the Clinical Case Manager to implement each Adult's strengths-based LifeNet Support Plan, which outlines specific independent living support activities in areas such as:
    • home organization and safety
    • meals, nutrition, and food safety
    • healthcare appointments, medication reminders
    • bills and mail management
    • companionship and social engagement
    • recreation and exercise
    • laundry, personal hygiene, and self-care
    • errands
    • pets
    • transportation support, and more.
  • Carefully observe status of, and changes in, an Adult’s personal health and living environment, and communicate issues back to the Clinical Case Manager
  • 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 LifeNet Adult 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
  • Outstanding reliability, timeliness, and organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications 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 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 jay.obrien@aane.org.

Development Specialist

Job Description:

The Development Specialist is primarily responsible for donor communications and for managing AANE's participation in the Rodman Ride for Kids. This position is vital to building strong, lasting relationships with AANE's community members. The Development Specialist reports to the Director of Development and is a full-time position (40 hours/week).

Primary responsibilities include:

Donor Relations

  • Provide appropriate stewardship to campaign donors, including pledge reminders and gift reporting. Coordinate with Business Manager and Database Manager to ensure financial and donor databases are updated.
  • Oversee all gift acknowledgments. Work closely with Development Assistant to ensure accuracy, coordinate personalized communications for key donors, and update thank you templates when necessary.
  • Collaborate with Director of Development to oversee Development Assistant in researching donors and potential donors. Research donors and prospective donors, when needed. Refine systems for improved donor research and update internal research guide.

Donor Communications

  • In collaboration with Director of Development, work with internal and external stakeholders to write and assemble Annual Report.
  • Oversee all appeal campaigns, including end of year annual appeal. Responsibilities include identifying and interviewing subjects, managing donation platform, and overseeing the design, print, and distribution (electronic and print).
  • Create monthly newsletter submissions for Development Department.
  • Design and schedule all Development electronic communications, including mailings and social media posts.
  • Edit language for Executive Director's major donor communications, newsletter videos, and event speeches as needed.

Event Management

  • Manage Rodman Ride for Kids. Responsibilities include serving as AANE liaison to the Rodman for Kids organization, promoting the ride to the AANE community, and recruiting and managing riders and volunteers.
  • In collaboration with Executive Director and Director of Development, coordinate planning of development events, including gala.
  • Serve as AANE's point person for third-party events.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years professional work experience, ideally in a nonprofit development office
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at one time
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly written
  • Highly self-motivated with a curiosity to continuously learn; excellent problem solver
  • Flexibility, creativity, and willingness to learn and work on different tasks as needed
  • Exceptional customer service skills with excellent follow up and follow through
  • An eye for design work is strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer and technology skills required. Experience with Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite (Google) required. Experience with any type of CRM (customer relationship management) software preferred. Experience with Constant Contact, WordPress, Greater Giving, and/or FileMaker Pro a plus.
  • A passion for working with the Asperger/autism community and a strong commitment to AANE’s mission.
  • Commitment to (neuro)diversity and inclusion.

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

 

Submit resume and cover letter to: fundraising@aane.org