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Advocates Awake Overnight Direct Support Staff- Female Only in Franklin, Massachusetts


Promote the values,dreamsand potential of individuals with developmental disabilities through education and meaningful activities.

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

sun,mon,tues,wed 11p-9a


  • Maintain residence in a neat,cleanand orderly fashion

  • Assist individuals in their morning routines, ensuring that they are appropriately prepared for the routines of the day.

  • Provide awake coverage when required to assist individuals in evacuating during fire drills or in any emergency situation.

  • Assistpeople with medications and health care needs,monitorand communicate health care issues.

  • Physicallyassistpeople during emergency procedures or as needed for required care.

  • Participate in the development of Individual Service Plans and implement ISPobjectivesconsistently.

  • Ensure that people’s human rights, privacy and confidentiality are respected.

  • Ensure that people’s transportation needs are met.

  • Role modelappropriate behaviors,dressand social norms.

  • Maintain communication with other staff through the use of the daily log, incident reports, etc.

  • Participate in all requiredtrainings, staff meetings and supervisions.

  • Complete requiredtrainingsandmaintaincertifications.

  • Comply withall applicable policies, procedures,guidelinesand regulations.

  • Perform otherreasonably relatedduties as assigned.


  • Problem Solving-identifiesand resolves problemsin a timely mannerand gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Respect –shows respect for self, coworkers and the individuals supported.

  • Interpersonal Skills-maintainsconfidentiality,remainsopen to others’ideasandexhibitswillingness to try new things.

  • Oral communication- speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situationsdemonstratesgroup presentation skills.

  • Written Communication-is able toread and write information to communicate.

  • Planning/organizing- prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control-demonstratesaccuracy and thoroughness andmonitorsown work to ensure quality.

  • Adaptability- adapts to changes in the work environment and deals with frequent change,delaysor unexpected events.

  • Dependability- is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to managementdirectionandsolicitsfeedback to improve performance.

  • Safety and security- actively promotes and personallyobservessafety and securityprocedures, anduses equipment and materials properly.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Oneyearexperience in developmental services/behavioral health area preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license along with an acceptable driving status.

  • Use of a reliable vehicle, which seats two passengers.

  • Additionalspecific experience may berequired.

HMEA, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of affirmative action.

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Job Locations US-MA-Franklin

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2024-10444

Organization HMEA

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Developmental Services