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Advocates Direct Service Worker-Male Only in Framingham, Massachusetts


Starting rate $18.50/hour

Do you have a passion for psychology? Are you a great listener? Looking to develop your counseling skills?

We have an opportunity for you!

Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in a group home setting! The Direct Service Worker is responsible for supervising the daily activities of and assisting in goal achievement with program residents. Counselors provide ongoing support, guidance and role modeling and work with residents toward improvement in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills and behavior.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED


  • Participate in the development of treatment plans and attend other treatment meetings, including weekly staff meetings.

  • Document progress towards treatment plans.

  • Perform interventions with clients that address their identified goals and result in skill development.

  • Provide linkage with other program staff and other service providers.

  • Communicate program participant’s progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes.

  • Provide ongoing support, guidance, role modeling and supervision to clients.

  • Identify and address community integration issues for clients with supervisor’s direction.

  • Monitor and document medication administration.

  • Ensure a clean, safe and home-like environment for clients.

  • Remain alert at all times throughout scheduled work shift.

  • Ensure all paperwork, reports, trainings are up to date and completed within the Divisions expected timelines

  • Attend and actively participate in core training and maintain certification of required trainings (CPR/First Aid, Crisis Management, MAP).

  • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; or High School Diploma or equivalent degree and one year of related experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal, judgement and coaching skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to utilize basic computer applications.

  • Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, client-centered, team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

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

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.

Keywords: ACCS, direct care, direct support, residential counselor, residential support, group home, group living environment, GLE

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Job Locations US-MA-Framingham

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2023-9326

Organization Advocates

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit BH Residential