Autism Specialist Associate

"We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members."

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

Autism Specialist Associate

Provide intensive, behavioral, community-based treatment services to children, ages 2-21, diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 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.


  • Bachelor's degree and actively working toward Master degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • 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
  • Annual salary starting at $43,622  
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


- 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
- Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
- Two Dental options through Delta Dental
- Vision Insurance
- Employer 401(k) contributions 
- Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
- Medical & Childcare 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 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!

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

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.