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Advocates Employment Specialist 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


HMEA TRACS program is seeking a dedicated full time Employment Specialist to work in the central mass area and surrounding towns, including Worcester, Milford, Northbridge areas, but individual must be willing to drive to towns such as Mansfield, Framingham, Clinton, and Sturbridge and well as other towns in between. Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently without direct supervision and excellent communication (written and verbal) are a must.


  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • At least 1 year experience working with individuals withdisabilities/autism

  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license

  • Willingness to transport clients in own vehicle is a must

  • Able to work independently

  • Good time management skills

  • Detail oriented

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 2023-9598

Organization HMEA

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 35

Business Unit Developmental Services