• Relief Direct Support Staff

    Job Locations US-MA-Tewksbury
    Minimum Education Required
    High School Diploma/GED
    Job ID
  • Overview

    The Direct Support Staff – Community Based will provide direct support to individuals with brain injury in the community. This individual will provide support, companionship, socialization, recreation, fitness, assistance with activities of daily living, in-home assistance to the family via respite care, and other non-skilled services requested by the funding agency specific to the needs of the individual being served.


    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Minimum Education Required

    High School Diploma/GED


    • Provide support to the individual to organize their home, life and time.
    • Provide support to the individual by accompanying him/her to appointments.
    • Assist family members of the individual by providing in-home respite care.
    • Connect and provide the individual with/to social, recreational and leisure activities in the home and community.
    • Provide ongoing monitoring to ensure stability in the home and community.
    • Produce and submit all required reports and documentation in a timely manner.
    • Facilitate and reinforce limits and boundaries with individuals.
    • Attend trainings as assigned (DPPC, BI 101); maintain necessary certifications (CPR/First Aid, SOLVE).
    • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates’ Human Rights policy.
    • Adhere to all principles related to the Advocates Way.
    • Perform all duties in accordance with agency’s policies and procedures.
    • Strictly follow all agency Performance Standards.


    • High School Diploma or equivalent and life or work experience with individuals with disabilities (brain injury populations preferred).
    • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
    • Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population
    • Basic computer knowledge.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and ability to use good judgment.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. 
    • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

    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: direct care, direct support, residential counselor, residential support, group home, group living environment, GLE


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