• Awake Overnight Support Staff - Autism Services

    Job Locations US-MA-West Roxbury
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
  • Overview

    Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in a residential setting!


    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.


    The Awake Overnight Direct Support Staff offers emotional support and assists individuals who are on the Autism spectrum during the night and through their morning activities.


    Are you ready to make a difference?


    • Remain alert and respond to the needs of the individuals.
    • Assist individuals with morning activities as needed, and prepare any items needed for the day. Lift and transfer individuals as needed.
    • Provide a safe living environment for individuals through compliance with agency policies, OSHA and other safety standards.
    • Train individuals in responding to nighttime fire drills, conduct regular drills and ensure the safe evacuation of individuals from the program during a fire or fire drill.
    • Provide transportation of individuals to day programs as needed.
    • Assist individuals with home maintenance and perform cleaning duties as assigned.
    • Implement established treatment programs.
    • Report significant health, psychiatric or behavioral issues to the on-call person in accordance with program procedure.
    • Prepare summaries of interaction and objective behavioral observations of individuals at the end of shift; clinical notes and data collection.
    • Perform intervention in the event of an individual's crisis.


    • High School Diploma or equivalent degree.
    • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal, judgement and coaching skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to utilize basic computer applications.
    • Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, client-centered, team-oriented environment.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
    • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.


    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.


    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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