Work with us: Full-Time Positions

HANDS in Autism® is happy to announce that we have several new positions with flexible hours available!

Community Trainers

Transition Support Specialists

Special Education Support Specialists


Community Trainers (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Reports to: HANDS Administrators

Works in collaboration with: Care Coordinator; Coordinated Care Technicians; patient’s family and community team members

Position Summary: Trainer will conduct assessment and programming for adolescent and adult individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID), dual diagnoses and other complex mental and behavioral health disorders conducted within Center, campus and/or community settings. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct of assessments and completion of individual, small group and/or community sessions
  • Design and develop customized material, resources, and supports
  • Provide training, coaching, and mentoring support ongoing to individuals and/or the family, school, and other community staff supporting them to ensure generalization of strategies with implementation success within the community for long-term benefit and optimal community integration
  • Inform and conduct a wide range of learning opportunities (e.g., topical seminars, workshops, multiday trainings, webinars) made available to community stakeholders ongoing. 

Qualifications:

  • Individuals with degrees in the fields of clinical psychology, school psychology, special education, behavioral analysis, or related field with background
  • Experience in providing direct and/or consultative services for individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID), dual diagnoses and other complex mental and behavioral health disorders and their families and/or teams is beneficial
  • At least one year of experience with at-risk children/youth or those with concomitant severe behavioral and psychiatric symptoms.


Check for postings for positions on the IUPUI jobsite and/or contact Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D. directly at nswiezy@iupui.edu to state your interest and share your resume.

If there is not particular interest in the positions listed, please feel free to be in contact to learn of other potential options on this innovative, responsive and passionate team!


Transition Support Specialists (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Job open to those outside of Central Indiana. If you live in Northern and Southern Indiana, we encourage you to apply!

Transition Support Specialists will provide consultation in the area of transition services on a team of experts in the field of neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. Provide a range of consultation and follow up services at the Center as well as in the community; provide basic resource and learning materials to consumers, caregivers and providers; create tools utilized to support implementation of evidence-based practices; assist in research and student training activities; conduct ongoing workshops and trainings to a range of consumers.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide consultation to individuals, families and providers regarding appropriate and effective academic, vocational and functional programming within home/community settings.
  • Assist in the development, preparation and implementation of outreach trainings provided within the context of the HANDS in Autism program.
  • Assist with the dissemination of basic educational materials and research literature to help educate caregivers/staff/professionals.
  • Provide innovation in service delivery with development of workshops responsive to the expressed needs of the community and State.
  • To be successful candidates should have theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for team and community interventions. Be able to work as a team player; ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, providers, employers and other consumers. Should be able to present professionally, maintain accurate and organized records and be able to work with minimal supervision or feedback. Be able to deal with difficult clients/families/consumers and handle stress in meeting deadlines and carrying out responsibilities.
  • All applicants must be willing to do day travel within the state multiple times a week.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in special education, education, psychology or mental health or related field and experience working with individuals of transition age.

Preferred: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in health or education field, experience working with individuals with autism spectrum and/or related neurodevelopmental disabilities at secondary and/or postsecondary level. Licensure preferred (e.g., LMHC, LCSW, licensure in special education).


Check for postings for positions on the IUPUI jobsite and/or contact Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D. directly at nswiezy@iupui.edu to state your interest and share your resume.

If there is not particular interest in the positions listed, please feel free to be in contact to learn of other potential options on this innovative, responsive and passionate team!


Special Education Support Specialists (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Job open to those in Central and Southern Indiana!

Special Education Support Specialists provide consultation in special education related areas on a team of experts in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan. Duties and responsibilities include providing a range of consultation and follow up services at the Center as well as within the community setting; providing basic educational materials to families, school personnel, and other caregivers and providers; creating tools utilized for education/training in clinical and research formats; assisting in research and student training activities; conducting ongoing workshops and trainings to a range of consumers, and more!

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide consultation to individuals, families and providers regarding appropriate and effective academic, vocational and functional programming within home/community settings.
  • Assist in the development, preparation and implementation of outreach trainings provided within the context of the HANDS in Autism program.
  • Assist with the dissemination of basic educational materials and research literature to help educate caregivers/staff/professionals.
  • Provide innovation in service delivery with development of workshops responsive to the expressed needs of the community and State.

To be successful, candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for team and community interventions
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, providers, employers and other consumers.
  • Ability to present professionally
  • Maintain accurate and organized records
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision or feedback
  • Ability to deal with difficult clients/families/consumers and handle stress in meeting deadlines and carrying out responsibilities

Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in special education, education, psychology or mental health or related field and experience working with individuals of transition age.

Preferred: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in health or education field, experience working with individuals with autism spectrum and/or related neurodevelopmental disabilities at secondary and/or postsecondary level. Licensure preferred (e.g., LMHC, LCSW, licensure in special education).


Check for postings for positions on the IUPUI jobsite and/or contact Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D. directly at nswiezy@iupui.edu to state your interest and share your resume.

If there is not particular interest in the positions listed, please feel free to be in contact to learn of other potential options on this innovative, responsive and passionate team!


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