• Assistant Residential Director

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

    The Assistant Residential Director for the Developmental Services (DS) Division is responsible for the successful administration and management of the clinical, budgetary and business operations of the DS Division.


    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. 


    Are you ready to make a difference?


    • Ensure implementation of philosophy of service delivery for DS and ensure high quality of services are maintained across all programs.

    • Assist with oversight of the Developmental Disabilities Division budget and ensure division meets expectations.

    • Ensure individual support plans are person-centered, support the individual’s life goals and are written appropriately with measurable objectives and entered into HCSIS within the required time frame. 

    • Organize staff and staffing functions to provide appropriate and efficient services, and satisfaction.

    • Ensure adequate implementation of agency and program specific policies and procedures.

    • Act as a liaison between related state agencies, community providers, families and guardians, and Advocates administration and programs.

    • Identify and assist with program development and strategies.

    • Ensure that performance evaluations and monthly supervisions are conducted.

    • Ensure that all records are maintained and reports are submitted in accordance with standards established by Advocates and applicable licensing and quality assurance regulations.

    • Assist with management of administrative processes and requirements in consultation with Fiscal, Human Resources, Information Services, Housing, and Maintenance functions.

    • Ensure that staff receives appropriate certifications and trainings to perform duties adequately, and that all certifications and trainings are current.

    • Maintain constructive and productive internal and external communications with staff, managers, providers, vendors, and funding sources.

    • Supervise and provide on-call backup to Program Directors.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and minimum of six years’ experience or training.  Five years’ supervisory experience.

    • Working knowledge of applicable regulations (DDS, MAP, etc.), and budget development and implementation.

    • Excellent reasoning and decision making abilities.

    • 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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