Developmental Specialist - Bay Cove Human Services - Boston, MA

Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Salary: $13.73 per hour


  • Lead group in planning and implementing training and therapeutic activities that support Service Plan goals.
  • Utilize training and teaching strategies to engage individuals and demonstrate skills of engagement to staff assigned to your group.
  • Teach developmental skills to increase independent functioning including self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, self advocacy, self-direction, and activities of daily living, (including personal hygiene & grooming, first aid and meal selection and preparation).
  • Provide supportive counseling to participants around daily personal and social issues.
  • Provide required documentation for participant activities for each day.
  • Report medical and health concerns to the Healthcare Supervisor and provide emergency interventions as needed.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Day Habilitation Service Plans, goals, and activities for assigned caseload.
  • In collaboration with program participants, help them to identify and develop plans, goals and objectives that are measurable and tailored to their individual strengths, needs and interests.
  • Assess participant training needs, help develop descriptive teaching programs and monitor effectiveness through data collection.
  • Communicate Service Plan objectives to staff working in your group.
  • Assess progress made on Service Plan objectives and document in progress notes completed by the fifteenth day of the following month.
  • Work cooperatively with supervisors to develop and implement program goals and ensure that program and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Attend staff meetings, treatment team meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and seminars as required to develop skills and information for program operations.
  • Deliver all services to all program participants at all times with respect and dignity in accordance with human rights training, DMR regulations for human rights, and Bay Cove standards.
  • Provide emergency interventions and physical assistance to program participants whenever it is needed.
  • Provide client coverage for other groups and activities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field is preferred.
  • One year experience in a training program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Obtain after hire and maintain certification in CPR and SFA are required.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds as needed.
  • Driving License Required? Yes


  • Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, and employee referral bonuses.

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