Massachusetts Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Advocates 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

Mon 7a-3p, Tues 7a-3p, Wed 7a-3p, Thur 7a-3p, Fri 7a-3p


  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, agency mission and values.

  • Demonstrate respect for, andprovideinformation to, individualsregardinghuman rights, privacy, and confidentiality.

  • Follow agency policiesand procedures, including work schedule, use of time off and transportation schedule.

  • Interact verbally in a professional manner with the individuals supported, families, coworkers, supervisors and communitymembers.

  • Demonstrate the ability to seta sidepersonal prejudices and fears to support individual(s) in taking risks and making informed decisions.

  • Maintain agencystandardsof confidentiality.

  • Complete required documentation ina timelyand professional manner.

  • Identify local community resources and ensure individual(s) access to needed local resources on a consistent basis.

  • Maintain a respectful manner and tone of voice with others.

  • Promote teamworkand opencommunication among staffmembersand individuals supported by the program.

  • Appropriately implement teaching strategies for ISP goals and behavior plan.


  • 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 MR/MH 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.

Apply Now! (

Broadcast via Social Network

Connect With Us!

Job Locations US-MA-Franklin

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2023-9518

Organization HMEA

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Developmental Services