Director of Day Habilitation Services

Job Locations US-MA-Franklin
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Business Unit
Developmental Services


Starting Salary: $68k


Advocates’ Day Habilitation Services offer a variety of therapeutic, recreational activities to enhance the lives of those supported. Through curriculum designed to foster both developmental and recreational growth, our day habilitation team focuses on sensory integration, communication, community participation, health and wellness, relationships, safety, and recreation. We also provide on-site clinical services including nursing and behavioral, occupational, physical, and speech therapies.


The Director of Day Habilitation will oversee four program sites located in Worcester and Norfolk counties. The Director will lead a team of managers and staff at each Day Habilitation program site.  They will mentor staff to ensure that services provided meet all identified needs, with a focus on positive quality of life for individuals at each day habilitation site. The Director will be responsible for the administration of each program site, through management of curriculum development, implementation of policies and procedures, and adherence to all program regulations and requirements. They will work closely with Day Services leadership to provide unified supports across program sites while adhering to the principles of the Advocates Way.



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Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Additional Shift Details

This position will require regular travel to Franklin, Millbury, Plainville and Sterling.


  • Promote services through curriculum development and program activity schedules. Ensure all educational, recreational, and therapeutic supplies are available for programming.
  • Ensure continuous quality management of individualized programs and services through the use of both internal and community resources. 
  • Integrate Quality of Life and principles into individualized plans and program development.
  • Develop and implement creative program ideas and alternative therapeutic activities that foster individual’s empowerment and program satisfaction.
  • Travel to 4 sited day habilitation locations to ensure stability, leadership and team work.
  • Assist in the oversight of participant referral, intake and discharge procedures.
  • Oversee the implementation and development of individual service plans, ISP’s and annual reviews to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with the plans.  Attend annual reviews or program participant meetings as requested/needed.
  • Develop effective working partnerships and maintain open lines of communication with all referral sources to include, DDS, MRC, public schools, individuals supported, families, community programs and administrative team.
  • Ensure oversight, implementation, and training of all medical/clinical/behavior programming under the leadership and direction of the Healthcare Coordinator & Clinical Director.
  • Provide supervision, mentoring, professional development opportunities as well as training and support to all staff regarding job responsibilities, program development and services.
  • Ensure all billing is accurately completed and submitted in the required timelines.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least five years working experience in a human/health services related field, with 2 years in a management role or a minimum of 10 years related working experience with 3 years in a management role
  • Strongly preferred candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Must have strong computer knowledge.
  • Excellent written skills and ability to communicate effectively in the primary language of the program/programs to which assigned. 
  • Ability to execute a variety of decision-making models and to multi-task with frequently changing priorities.


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.




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