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Advocates Employment Specialist/ Community Integration Specialist in Worcester, Massachusetts


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

Starting rate $21.50/hour

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday during the day (11am-6pm) and some Saturdays


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

  • Ability to develop meaningful community schedule focusing on individual’s choices and preference.

  • Work one on one for a minimum of a 3 hours shift with the client in their local community.

  • Ability to think creatively to engage the client and help each person try new opportunities.

  • Ability to source volunteer opportunities.

  • Help clients with their schedule flexibility, effective communication and skill development.

  • Pick client up from their home and work with them on their pre-determined goals and objectives while accessing the community.

  • Perform other reasonably related duties 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.


  • Associates degree preferred.

  • At least 1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities/autism.

  • Medical experience preferred.

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

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

  • Additional specific experience may be required.

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

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Job Locations US-MA-Worcester

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2024-10556

Organization HMEA

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 30-35

Business Unit Developmental Services