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Autism Coach

at Northeast Arc

Posted: 6/30/2019
Job Reference #: 1422
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Title:Autism Coach
ID:1422
Location:Merrimack Valley
Shift:2-5 Hours Per Week
Job Type:Part-time

Job Summary: Works in tandem with individual and LICSW and other important people in their life, to identify and overcome barriers to independence, personal fulfillment and participation in community life.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Takes direction from the individual in determining what is important to the individual.
  • Works alongside individual to support the development and implementation of a Life Plan, to facilitate progress in some of the following areas:
    • executive functioning
    • self-awareness
    • personal coping mechanisms
    • independent living
    • employment
    • community life
    • healthy relationships
  • Helps the individual identify his/her strengths and develops a plan of action to capitalize on these positive attributes and to overcome barriers.
  • Uses a variety of methods and modalities to reinforce the acquisition of vital information and skills, including collaborative problem-solving, modeling, apps and technology, and naturalistic teaching.
  • Reports on progress and participates in meetings as needed.
  • Participates in supervision with supervisor at least bi-weekly.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline including Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and two years of post-graduate experience in working with individuals with mental health issues and ASD. In addition, coaches must demonstrate a significant knowledge of and background in developmental disabilities.
  • In lieu of a Master’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience with individuals with mental health issues and ASD as well as a demonstrated working knowledge of and background in developmental disabilities.