The Kennedy Center, Inc. Youth Autism Services Coordinator in Trumbull, Connecticut

Youth Autism Services Coordinator

Salary: $32,458


  • Provide oversight and direct services to all aspects of Social Activity Groups and other group programs for children and young adults, ages 3-21, with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs and their families including but not limited to marketing, programming, supervision of staff, volunteers, interns, intakes and case management.

  • Work closely with Autism Project Manager in the ongoing development of existing programs as well as new innovative programs/services; incorporating evidence-based practices.

  • Oversee all aspects of contract(s) with community-based summer camp program(s) i.e. Camp Tepee.

  • Function as department liaison and work closely with other departments in recruitment, training and supervision and evaluation of volunteers, interns and work study students.

  • Work closely with supervisors in the development of grant proposals for future funding of programs/services.

  • Provide direct support to children involved in one to one contracts and other program areas where coverage is needed.

  • Promote programs through presentations at conferences, parent groups, service clubs, school groups, etc.


  • Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education or related field. Masters Degree preferred.

  • Experience working with children with autism, behavioral challenges and other disabilities required.

  • Supervisory experience preferred.

  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.

  • Valid Drivers License and must pass driving test both written and road and maintain a satisfactory driving record.

  • You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.

  • Depending upon assignment, must be able to work in a variety of settings, weather conditions and locations.

  • Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Must have physical endurance and skills to participate in community play groups/recreation/social programs/classes for up to 90 minutes.

  • Knowledge and skills in Word, Excel and the internet.