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Director, Youth Autism Services

The Director, Autism Services is responsible for the coordination and supervision of The League’s Youth Autism Services. The Director will provide marketing/recruitment, supervision, and ongoing quality assurance for all Autism Waiver services, as well as other autism-related programs that may be developed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement quarterly Youth Autism Services staff meetings to provide ongoing professional development, along with agency-wide and departmental-specific updates.

  • Network, communicate, and attend ongoing trainings and meetings with Autism Waiver, local school systems and individual schools, MSDE, DDA, DHMH, and other relevant entities.

  • Ensure all required reports are filed with DDA, OHCQ, MSDE, DHMH and Service Coordinators, within the required timeframes.

  • Implement and ensure compliance with all DDA, OHCQ, MSDE, DHMH, and League policies.

  • Remain abreast of best practices in the field, especially those specifically related to youth with autism spectrum disorders, and incorporate best practices and strategies into programming to the greatest extent possible.

  • In conjunction with program managers, coordinate and monitor training for all departmental staff,

  • ensuring that they complete required training within 60 days of hire (prior to working directly with children) and annually thereafter.

  • Ensure that all referrals for Youth Autism Services are carefully and adequately screened, and that all intake procedures are followed.

  • Ensure that adequate funding is secured and maintained for each individual serves (i.e., Autism Waiver, Private Pay agreements, etc.)

  • Prepare and monitor the Youth Autism Services budget, and gain proper administrative approval for all expenses.

  • Provide direct supervision to the Autism Services Managers.

  • Ensure timely completion of evaluations of Youth Autism Services staff.

  • Remain available via cell phone for on-call/crisis situations.

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Work with other League personnel to ensure consistency between programs.



Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and pursue expansion opportunities, and implement new programs and services as they are developed.

  • Assist in creating a progressive, safe and culturally competent workplace.

  • Fully participate as a member of the League Management Team.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the VP, Developmental Disabilities Services or the CEO.

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff.



Qualification Requirements:

  • The ability to work with diverse populations

  • Have a clean driving record with no more than 3 points

  • Personal Vehicle required

  • Strong written and oral communication skills


Educational and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in related filed (required)

  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience

  • Minimum of five years of experience working with individuals with Autism

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DDA and/or Autism Waiver regulations and programmatic procedures




This position is listed on the Occupational Exposure List and employee is required to attend Infection Control Training.

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