Autism Specialist - Associate

The Autism Spectrum Program is seeking a full-time Autism Specialist Associate to provide intensive, behavioral, community-based treatment services to children, ages 2-21, diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Autism Spectrum Program (ASP) provides support services to individuals ages 2-21 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services are provided in home, school, and community settings and target teaching essential skills including social communication, adaptive behavior, daily living and functional learning skills. The ASP also provides consultation and training services regarding autism and evidence based interventions.


  • Under mentorship, develop and manage individualized assessment, treatment and integration services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Train and supervise direct service staff
  • Coordinate services with school districts, families and other team members
  • Train/support families in utilizing interventions and behavior management techniques in the home environment

This position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing program, and to the field of Autism services in the state of Vermont.


  • Masters degree and gaining supervision hours to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • 2 years of field experience with Applied Behavior Analysis and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Training in the principles and techniques of Applied Behavioral Analysis as a primary treatment methodology and experience in the application of this methodology.
  • Use of a personal vehicle and a clean driving record
  • Supervisory experience preferred


  • Full time, 37.5 hours/week

Perks and Benefits:
Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families
Delta dental
Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
Life insurance
Flexible spending account
Childcare stipend
Employee Assistance Program Employee referral program with financial payment
Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.