Behavior Specialist, STAGES Adult Transition Services - Chattanooga Autism Center

Behavior Specialist, STAGES Adult Transition Services
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Job Type: Contract, 10-15 hours per week
Travel: Moderate and based on participant locations and needs, mileage reimbursed

The STAGES program at the Chattanooga Autism Center aims to increase independence among adults (18 years old +) with high functioning autism through individualized training sessions to promote achievement of the participant’s independent living goals. The STAGES program believes that increasing independence ultimately increases overall quality of life as participants reach their full potential.


The Behavior Specialist reports to the STAGES Program Director. The Behavior Specialist’s primary responsibilities are to support STAGES participants and their families through data driven decision making with direction and supervision from the Program Director.

  • Implement individualized programing and support for STAGES participants, clinic clients, and their families/caregivers.
  • Work closely with the STAGES Program Director to develop individualized programs.
  • Collect reliable, accurate data on participant goals.
  • Connect with parents/guardians of participants as needed and maintain a positive relationship with both participants and their parents/guardians.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or related field with at least one year related experience working with or advocating for individuals, preferably adults, with disabilities preferred.
  • Experience with autism and related disorders required.
  • Experience with ABA implementation preferred.
  • Experience with or certification related to job coaching or job development preferred

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
  • Excellent written, oral communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent listening skills including the ability to listen for detail when interacting with callers on the phone and in person.
  • Independent judgment, analytical, problem solving, and collaborative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential material in a professional manner, as contacts may involve highly sensitive or confidential information.
  • Data collection, graphing, and data analysis with supervision.
  • Consistent program implementation as directed and on time submission of all documents for review.

Application Instructions

The Chattanooga Autism Center is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members.

Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The Chattanooga Autism Center and the STAGES Program are equal opportunity employers.

In addition to submitting a one page resume and list of professional references, candidates are asked to submit a one page cover letter for full consideration. Candidates should apply no later than February 27th. Email to