• Direct Service Worker

    Job Locations US-MA-Southboro
    Minimum Education Required
    High School Diploma/GED
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
  • Overview

    Do you have a passion for psychology?  Are you a great listener?  Looking to develop your counseling skills?


    We have an opportunity for you!


    Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in a group home setting!  The Direct Service Worker is responsible for supervising the daily activities of and assisting in goal achievement with program residents.  Counselors provide ongoing support, guidance and role modeling and work with residents toward improvement in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills and behavior. 


    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Minimum Education Required

    High School Diploma/GED


    • Provide ongoing support, guidance, role modeling and supervision to clients in a residential setting, referring other service providers when needed.
    • Participate in the development of the Individualized Action Plans (IAP) and attend other treatment meetings, including weekly staff meetings.
    • Collaboratively develop and document Program Comprehensive Assessments (CAs) and reviews, outlining rehabilitative goals and interventions, which reflect program participant preference and meet Department of Mental Health and Agency standards.
    • Communicate program participant's progress, mental status, and any changes in daily CBFS notes.
    • Address and work toward identified goals and skills development with the clients through appropriate coaching and intervention techniques.
    • Identify and address clients’ community integration barriers and difficulties.
    • Monitor and document medication administration.
    • Ensure a clean, safe and home-like environment for clients.
    • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as needed.


    • Bachelor’s Degree; or High School Diploma or equivalent degree and one year of related experience.
    • 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.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • 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.


    Keywords: ACCS


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