Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Autism Specialist – Berkshires

POSITION TITLE/GRADE: Autism Specialist I 40 hours/ Non-Exempt Grade 9

PROGRAM/ SITE: Autism Connections/Pittsfield

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for performing a variety of duties to support families with children with autism by providing training, information, family contacts, and referrals to other agencies; educate the community regarding autism; provide family support; work with community agencies to integrate children with autism; assist in the maintenance of the resource center in compliance with Pathlight, Autism Connections and governing agencies’ policies, procedures and regulations. This position is based in out adult outreach program and our center program


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 best practices
At least 1-3 years working with children/adults with autism and their families.
Requires valid driver’s license and reliable transportation/vehicle.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide support to families: gets to know families and children with autism; makes family visits; develop support plans/ intervention strategies; provides information on resources and services; maintain contact and ongoing support as needed; connect families with other families 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 to families; monitors the implementation of the services; maintains liaison with the family as needed.
Responsible for timely and accurate data entry. Develop and track family contracts and budgets.
Keep current with developments in the field through reading trade journals and books, attending workshops and webinars.
Partnering with families to identify, screen and train in home support consultants.

POSITION AVAILABILITY: This position is Tuesday through Saturday 10a-6p with flexibility to meet programmatic needs

LOCATION: Berkshire County with traveling throughout western Massachusetts. This is a regional program and requires travel throughout all western Mass depending on caseload assignment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to designated supervisor.
Salary RATE: $41,454.40/yr

How to Apply

Apply on the Pathlight website- www.pathlightgroup.org