Skills Trainer -DESE

Job Locations US-MA
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
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Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED


The Skills Trainer works in a 1:1 setting assisting an individual with developmental disabilities in participating in normative home and community based activities.  The goal of the skills trainer is to work with the individual to increase their daily, independent, and community living skills.  This may include, personal hygiene tasks, meal preparation, chores, money management, learning to use the library, making a purchase at a store, or participating in a community group activity such as swimming or using a gym.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as education or psychology and at least two years of relevant experience in working on skills development with individuals with developmental disabilities, or Bachelor’s degree is in an unrelated field with a minimum of three years working with individuals with developmental disabilities, or high School Diploma/ GED Certificate and at least five years of relevant experience in working on skills development with individuals with developmental disabilities. 
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and ability to use good judgment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of individual empowerment and community integration.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the population we support
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport individuals.



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.


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