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Advocates ASL Fluent Autism 1:1 Day Staff in Ashland, Massachusetts


Starting rate $19/hour

$2,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Sign on bonus applicable to external candidates only

*Opportunity to work within Autism Day Services and Employment Services

The Day Services Skills Instructor will provide developmental skills training through recreational and therapeutic services, as well as community integration to foster a learning environment. The Skills Instructor is responsible for the health and safety of individuals and the implementation of each individual supported Day Habilitation Service plans.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED


First Shift

Additional Shift Details



  • Assist individuals to identify and develop goals and plans to address any concerns, wants or needs.

  • Provide ongoing support, through personal care, guidance and role modeling for individuals.

  • Collaborates with the Case Manager to provide developmental skills training including training in self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, self direction, activities of daily living, hygiene, grooming and first aid.

  • Collaborates with case manager to create and implement a comprehensive written therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for all assigned individuals.

  • Complete all documentation which supports DHSP plan.

  • Initiate a proactive approach towards focusing on individual advocacy, empowerment, and community integration.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent degree and one year of experience in a training program for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Must be ASL Fluent

  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills with individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, program and administrative team.

  • Demonstrate an ability to work as a team and perform job duties with minimal supervisory intervention.

  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport individuals.

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening . We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.

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Job Locations US-MA-Ashland

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2024-10060

Organization Advocates

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 35-40

Business Unit Developmental Services