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Lifeworks Autism Services: Autism and Mental Health Technician (Supported Living)

Lifeworks is a nonprofit sister agency to Bellefaire JCB's dedicated to ensuring that individuals with autism lead healthy and enriched lives by providing essential clinical services across the lifespan. Founded in 2013, Lifeworks provides residential, vocational, and educational opportunities for adults throughout Northeast Ohio with a diagnosis of autism. Among its array of services, the agency offers behavioral health and Applied Behavior Analytic services for individuals of all ages who are on the spectrum.

Position Summary:
Lifeworks is currently hiring Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Health Technician to be a part of our growing and dynamic team! As the Autism & Mental Health Technician, you will work in homes, vocational settings, and broader communities to positively impact the lives of adults with Autism. At Lifeworks, you will gain an immersive clinical experience working alongside professionals who strive daily to address the neurodevelopmental and mental health symptoms of service recipients.
For professionals seeking a fulfilling and challenging work experience that will propel them toward an career in healthcare, psychology, behavior analysis, psychiatry, social work, counseling, education, nursing, public health, speech, occupational, or physical therapy, the Autism & Mental Health Technician role may be a great fit.
We offer paid training as well as opportunities for you to advance your career through direct mentorship, flexible hours, and great field work experience. We also offer supervision hours for BCBA and BCaBA candidates.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide managed care, support and training for consumers in the areas of vocation, functional daily living skills, community integration, communication, social skills and general wellness.
  • Assure the safety and well-being of each individual while promoting independence and respecting each individual’s choices, needs and rights.
  • Plan and organize daily activities to optimize programming for consumers.
  • Aid in the management and modeling of socially acceptable alternatives to negative and destructive behavior.
  • Protect consumers from physical and emotional harm emanating from themselves, others or the environment.
  • Properly handle emergencies such as injuries and acting-out situations.
  • Role model pro-social, mediation and self-management skills.

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption required.
  • Pursuing and obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education or related field.
  • Sensitivity in relating to persons of varying backgrounds and demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups of people possessing various strengths, aptitudes and abilities.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment

Why Work for Us?
At Lifeworks we pride ourselves in possessing a dynamic, collaborative culture throughout all of our programs. We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits including:
  • Dental, vision and medical insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability
  • Generous paid time off
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
  • Field work experience and supervision hours for BCBA and BCaBA candidates.
  • Year round free CEU trainings