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Pathlight Group Autism Specialist 1 - Adults in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Family Support Services - Autism Connections - Berkshire Adult Supports Program Pittsfield, MA Work to support Adults with autism in Berkshire County Communities! Our specialists help keep Adults successfully living safely and effectively by providing training, information, contacts, and referrals to other agencies. Our specialists are a part of Autism Connections to educate the community regarding autism and work with community entities to integrate adults with autism through understanding, appreciation and real supports. The results of your work, and collectively create in-home and in-community strategies and do prevent further difficulty in living as desired. This role provides in-person communication and support where participants live and at other community locations and indirect supports, such as case management and inter-agency communication to be conducted at home or in Pittsfield offices as needed. Essential Job Functions: Provide support to families: get to know your Adults in the program; make visits; develop support plans/ intervention strategies; provides information on resources and services; maintain contact and ongoing support as needed; make additional connections for support; maintain files and records. Work with family and staff to promote community integration. Works with funding sources to plan and coordinate the delivery of support services and monitor the implementation of the services; maintains liaison with service providers as needed. Responsible for timely and accurate data entry. Develop and track contracts and budgets. Keep current with developments in the field through reading trade journals and books, attending workshops and webinars. Coordinate hiring, training and scheduling of therapists, skills trainers and respite workers. POSITION AVAILABILITY: Monday through Friday 10a-6pm with flexibility to meet programmatic needs -that include occasional mornings, nights and weekends. LOCATION: Berkshire County Communities SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to designated supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS: Broad knowledge of a discipline involving the use of a broad theoretical knowledge equal to a complete 4 year college education. Knowledge of autism and treatments. Over 1 year up to and including 3 years working with adults with autism and their care network. Requires valid driver\'s license and reliable transportation/vehicle. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review to begin immediately until position is filled. You can apply on Indeed, but consider applying at our career site with complete up to date work history using this internet address: Job Type: Full-time Salary: \$41,450.00 per year Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible schedule Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Mileage reimbursement Paid orientation Paid sick time Paid time off Paid training Professional development assistance Referral program Retirement plan Tuition reimbursement Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday Weekends as needed Work Location: In person