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

 

Consultation Specialist

AANE is seeking a human service professional to join its Adult Services Department as a part-time (20 hour per week) Consultation Specialist.  AANE Adult Services clients include adults who are or who suspect they are on the spectrum, family members of adults with Asperger/Autism, and professionals who provide services for adults on the spectrum. The Consultation Specialist will:
  • Respond to general inquiries received via email, telephone, and an online request system from clients.
  • Provide information and guidance to clients, as well as referrals to relevant services.
  • Participate in team meetings, and agency programs as needed.
Qualifications:  
  • Knowledge of Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles.  
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field preferred.  
  • Knowledge of State services for adults helpful.
Part-time.  Flexible hours.  Opportunity to work remotely.  Salary: $20-25 per hour. To apply send resume to michele.cantara@aane.org
 

LifeNet - Clinical Case Manager / Client 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/Client 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/Client Advocate serves as each client’s LifeNet team leader, is supported by the LifeNet Clinical 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, jay.obrien@aane.org.