Merakey Part Time Autism Program Specialist in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Merakey Education and Autism division is currently seeking (Part -TIme) Autism Program Specialists to join our Stepping Stones program in Bethlehem, PA


The Stepping Stones Program provides quality, specialized services for children and adolescents diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of 3-7 and 8-14. This 52-week alternative program is designed to be a step-down from traditional 1:1 in-home BHRS services and can be offered in preparation for transition to school/group programs, as a complement to half-day school programs, or as an after-school or summer program.


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs

  • Highly competitive compensation plans

  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program

  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


The position of Program Specialist is a critical and integral part of the Stepping Stones team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the implementation the child's treatment plan and assisting with the 2:1 support necessary for participation in presented group activities.

  • Daily documentation of each child's progress and problem areas, which will be shared with the families after each day of their child's attendance at the program.

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


A Program Specialist is a person with :(a) a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or a similar human service field, with no previous work experience, or (b) a Bachelor's Degree in any other field with the equivalent of at least one year of work experience in a job that involved direct contact with individuals with autism, or (c) an Associate's Degree or 60 credits towards a Bachelor's Degree, with the equivalent of at least 3 years of work experience in a job that involved direct contact with Individuals with autism.

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