Autism Program Specialist

    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Merakey is seeking a Autism Program Specialist to join our Education and Autism division in our Greensburg location.

    Position Details:

    Critical and integral part of the Stepping Stones team. The Program Specialist is responsible for assisting in the implementation the child's treatment plan and assisting with the 3:1 support necessary for participation in presented group activities. The Program Specialist also is responsible for daily documentation of each child's progress and problem areas, which will be shared with the families after each day of their child's attendance at the program.

    Greensburg location hours: Mon-Thurs 4-7 PM, Sat 9-12pm

    About Stepping Stones

    Has a 3:1 ratio maintained at all times to facilitate engagement in a variety of therapeutic activities. Staff work with participants in both structured group and community integration activities. Sessions are grouped by age and can serve ages 3-18. Participation must be deemed medically necessary by a licensed evaluator and may be prescribed a maximum of 15 hours per week (3 hour sessions). Individuals recommended to the program must have an Autism Spectrum Disorder or a Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder.

    Check out our Stepping Stones Video!!


    The Merakey Education and Autism Division focuses on a continuum of care throughout the lifespan. The core, fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are incorporated into a specialized approach across all service offerings. This division is supported by a senior management team of highly qualified professionals that provide training, supervision, guidance, and support to each of our specialized programs. This team is comprised of decades of expertise in education, autism, and behavioral health experiences. Merakey opened their very first Licensed Private Academic School for students on the Autism Spectrum in the fall of 2005. Since inception, the Education and Autism Services have grown across the state of Pennsylvania providing support for all individuals across the lifespan.

    Services include:
    • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
    • Childcare/Pre-K Readiness
    • Licensed Private Academic Schools
    • In-District Specialized Classrooms
    • Therapy Services
    • Stepping Stones Plus
    • Adult Autism Services
    • Adult Autism Housing Services
    For more information on each individual service, please visit:


    Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

    We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

    We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

    With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.

    Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!


    In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at
    • Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or a similar human service field, with no previous work experience, OR
    • Bachelor's Degree in any other field with the equivalent of at least one year of work experience in a job that involved direct contact with individuals with autism, OR
    • Associate's Degree or 60 credits towards a Bachelor's Degree, with the equivalent of at least 3 years of work experience in a job that involved direct contact with Individuals with autism.
    Posting ID: 554944916Posted: 2020-07-14