Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $50,000 a year
Aspire is a growing nonprofit organization of the Massachusetts General Hospital. We offer a variety of high quality therapeutic programs and services that focus on helping children with high cognitive autism spectrum disorders and related profiles develop increased self-awareness, social competency and stress management skills.

The Transitions Specialist is a seasonal position working at Aspire’s Transitions Summer Program. The Transitions Specialist is responsible for supervising a group of 3 participants, aged 16-24, at a volunteer work site two days per week. On other weekdays, other tasks of the role include: co-facilitating program activities; implementing Aspire program curriculum; implementing interventions, supports, and strategies for program participants; leading mid-summer conferences and communicating with families; maintaining accurate timekeeping and record keeping; and complying with program policies and procedures. The Transitions Specialist will be supported by the Transitions Assistant Program Manager and Transitions Program Manager. The program is overseen by the Director of Teen and Adult Programs at Aspire.

Program activities include: volunteer site work, job preparation, recreation and team building activities, social groups, mind/body groups, self-awareness groups, exercise, and lunch outings. The Transitions Specialist will help support curriculum focused blocks (i.e. connections, self-awareness, mind/body and job prep groups) with opportunities to plan specific program activities. This is a 40 hour per week paid position for 6 program weeks that includes 40 hours of mandatory and paid training prior to the start of the program, along with mid-summer parent conferences. Pre-program and ongoing training and supervision is provided by experienced clinical staff.


Enrolled in, or graduate of, a graduate program in: psychology, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and other mental health related fields.
Prior experience working with adolescents with autism spectrum disorders required.
Strong interpersonal and team-building skills.

Openness to receiving feedback on interactional skills with families, participants, and staff.

Desire and ability to work in outdoor settings

Basic computer skills. MS Word required; knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook helpful.

Good basic writing skills.

Ability to work independently and be flexible.

Excellent organizational skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Problem-solving skills.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged

Primary Location: MA-Boston-101 Merrimac - MGH
Work Locations: 101 Merrimac - MGH 101 Merrimac Street Boston 02114
Job: Other
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 1
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Temporary
Recruiting Department: Bulfinch Temporary Service
Job Posting: Jan 2, 2019