Autism Spectrum Disorder Service Specialist- Lifeworks- MAAP

  • Job Category: Direct Service Non-Licensed
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Position Description: The ASD Service Specialist will deliver evidence-based interventions to facilitate skill acquisition and development for program attendees in the areas of communication, social interaction, vocational training, activities of daily living, recreation, leisure, and community integration.


The ASD Service Specialist will provide training and facilitate both the supervision and support of each attendee throughout their day programming to ensure their safety and well-being, while promoting independence and respecting individuals’ choices, needs and rights.


Most service recipients attend MAAP to increase their ability to appropriately respond in social situations, to participate in the community, and to increase job-related skills so that they may gain varying levels of employment experience.  Others’ service focus is on more basic daily living and communication skills.  These may include self-care tasks, such as hygiene and grooming.


Regardless of the therapeutic focus, ASD Service Specialists receive invaluable clinical experience, working as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team, whose mission is to ensure that adults with autism lead more independent and enriched lives.


A Bachelor’s degree  is required and 1-2 years of experience working with clients on the autism spectrum is preferred.


Benefits: At Lifeworks we pride ourselves in having a collaborative culture and team environment found throughout our programs. We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits including:



  • A competitive salary
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Free area health club memberships
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability
  • Wellness programs
  • Generous paid time off including:
  • 10 holidays per year
  • 12 days of Extended Illness Bank time per year
  • 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year



Other benefits of working at Lifeworks include:



  • A friendly, professional and appreciated staff
  • Working with a team committed to the well-being of others
  • Career growth
  • Year round free CEU trainings
  • Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work




About Lifeworks: Founded in 2013, Lifeworks seeks to provide vocational and educational opportunities for adults throughout Northeast Ohio with a diagnosis of autism. Lifeworks is a subsidiary of Bellefaire JCB, one of the nation’s leading providers and innovators of wellness, advocacy, and behavioral healthcare for children, youth, and their families. Building upon the successful Monarch Model developed at Bellefaire JCB’s Monarch Center for Autism, Lifeworks enables adults on the autism spectrum opportunities to express, explore, and achieve diagnostic-appropriate independence through social and communicative educational development, as well as vocational readiness programming.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit their letters of interest and resume to clearly indicating the position title for which you are applying. Submissions without minimal qualifications will not be reviewed. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME, INQUIRIES REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS CANNOT BE RETURNED.