Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


POSITION TITLE/GRADE: Bilingual/Bicultural Autism Specialist
40 hours/ Exempt Grade 9

PROGRAM/ SITE: Autism Connections/ Regional

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. Partner with families within the Children’s Autism Waiver Program and Department of Developmental Service in creating and coordinating in-home supports allocated to the child/family.


1. Broad knowledge of a discipline involving the use of a broad theoretical knowledge equal to a complete 4 year college education.

2. Knowledge of autism and treatments.

3. 1-3 years working with children/adults with autism and their families.

4. Requires valid driver’s license and reliable transportation/vehicle.

5. This position requires fluency in English and Spanish spoken and written formats as well as cultural knowledge and experience.

Essential Job Functions:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Responsible for timely and accurate data entry. Develop and track family contracts and budgets.

4. Keep current with developments in the field through reading trade journals and books, attending workshops and webinars.

5. Coordinate hiring, training and scheduling of therapists, skills trainers and respite workers.

POSITION AVAILABILITY: Monday through Friday 11a-6pm with flexibility to meet programmatic needs -that include occasional mornings, nights and weekends.

LOCATION: Regional – this role encompasses all of Western Mass

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to designated supervisor.

SALARY RATE: $38,000.00-$41,433.60

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review to begin immediately until position is filled.

How to Apply

Apply on the Pathlight website- www.pathlightgroup.org