Awake Overnight Direct Service Worker - Deaf Services

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





Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in a residential setting in our Deaf Services 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.


The Awake Overnight Direct Service Worker offers emotional support and assists clients during the night and through their morning activities.


Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED


  • Ensure the well-being and safety of clients, fostering a clean, home-like environment.
  • Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift.
  • Assist clients with morning activities such as preparing for the day, cleaning and cooking.
  • Provide routine checks according to program procedure.
  • Implement established treatment programs in accordance with the client's Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and Individualized Action Plan (IAP).
  • Communicate program participant's progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes.
  • Report significant health, psychiatric or behavioral issues to the on-call staff member.
  • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as needed.


  • High School diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Excellent interpersonal, judgement and coaching skills.
  • Strong 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.


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. 


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