Aspire, a MassGeneral Hospital program, specializes in helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum achieve success. ‘Neurodiversity’ includes neurological differences such as autism spectrum, ADHD, and dyslexia. Summer and permanent positions at Aspire are available, and we encourage neurodivergent candidates to apply. Applicants will not be asked for documentation or proof of neurodiversity, unless requesting an ADA accommodation.
Summer Job Opportunities
Interested in working with children on the autism spectrum? We are hiring! Aspire Adventure Summer Camp has Summer 2023 positions available. Our campers range in age from 5 to 13 and may have diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism, ADHD, PDD-NOS and non-verbal learning disabilities; however, not all Aspire participants have a formal diagnosis.
Aspire Adventure Summer Camp is located on a small part of Hale Education in Westwood, MA. Staff can expect to spend time outdoors engaging with children in fun activities that support each child’s personal growth in the areas of social competency, self-awareness, and stress management.
We offer competitive pay, including 40 hours of paid training relevant to serving our campers, as well as ongoing paid professional development throughout the summer. Aspire staff are dedicated to supporting your professional growth. You will have day to day access to supervisory staff who can provide support and feedback to help you reach your goals.
No experience required; applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor’s level program or hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone working toward or considering working toward a degree in special education, social work, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis, or psychology. This is also a great summer job for anyone already in these fields who is looking for a fun way to spend their summer while strengthening their skills and raising their experience level in working with this population.
For information about being a summer employee at MGH Aspire and to get an idea of what the application process is like, take a look at our video. We are currently accepting applications for the following summer positions:
Curriculum Specialist - Aspire Summer Camp
Group Leader - Aspire Summer Camp
Assistant Group Leader - Aspire Summer Camp
Assistant Site Manager - Aspire Summer Camp
Administrative Manager - Aspire Summer Camp
Interested in working with teens and young adults on the autism spectrum? We are hiring! Aspire Explorations and Transitions programs have Summer 2023 positions available. Our participants range in age from 14 to 22 and may have diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism, ADHD, PDD-NOS and non-verbal learning disabilities; however, not all Aspire participants have a formal diagnosis. We are currently accepting applications for the following summer positions:
Assistant Program Manager - Aspire Summer Transitions Program
Transitions Specialist - Aspire Summer Transitions Program
Program Assistant - Aspire Summer Explorations Program
Group Leader - Aspire Summer Explorations Program
Assistant Group Leader - Aspire Summer Explorations Program
Assistant Program Manager - Aspire Summer Explorations Program
Permanent Job Opportunities
For over thirty years, Aspire has championed individuals on the spectrum with Asperger profiles. We are dedicated to understanding and serving this population of exceptional individuals.
We are currently accepting applications for the following permanent positions:
Weekend Group Specialist
If you have any questions about Aspire's year-round employment opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.