Residential Skills Instructor - Autism Supports - Relief

Job Locations US-MA-Woburn
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
Number of Hours Per Week


*Starting rate $17.50/hour*


The Residential Skills Instructor is responsible for implementing individual service and behavioral plans, supervising and supporting the daily activities of individuals, and providing ongoing support, guidance and role modeling on a consistent basis.  The Residential Skills Instructor will provide developmental skills training through recreational and therapeutic services, as well as community integration to foster a learning environment.


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 from our staff.


Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

Saturday 6a-10p or Saturday 3p-11p


  • Provide a safe and home-like environment for program residents. Assist individuals with home maintenance and perform cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Provide ongoing support, guidance and role modeling for individuals.
  • Assist individuals to identify and develop person centered goals and plans to address any concerns, wants or needs they have.
  • Assist individuals through implementation of all goals and objectives. Implement behavior plans and treatment plans developed by program leadership and program clinicians. 
  • Participate in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routine.
  • Help individuals to become an active member of their community by actively seeking out integrated activities. Encourage and provide opportunities for community participation and membership.
  • Schedule, attend, and document doctor’s appointments.
  • Safeguard individuals’ monetary funds.
  • Prepare summaries of interaction and objective behavioral observations of clients at the end of shift; clinical notes and data collection using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion. Document issues/incidents according to agency and division guidelines.
  • Track and report data related to these plans according to the Agency expectations.
  • Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making and empowerment.
  • Lift and transfer individuals as needed.
  • Provide transportation as needed.
  • Perform physical intervention in the event of a client crisis.
  • Attend and actively participate in supervision, staff meetings and trainings. Maintain all mandatory core certifications (First Aid, CPR, Safety Care, MAP, HR/DPPC etc.).


  • High School Diploma or equivalent degree required.
  • Three years’ experience working in human services.
  • Experience implementing behavioral plans and data collecting.
  • Experience with autism preferred.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, plan and complete tasks independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, the ability to use good judgment.
  • Strong computer knowledge.
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere and independently.
  • 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.


At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)


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.


Keywords: Autism, ASD, developmental disabilities, behavior, behavior tech, behavior technician, direct care, direct support, residential counselor, residential support, group living, GLE



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