Residential Skills Instructor - Autism Supports - Advocates - Woburn, MA

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.


  • 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. Must either hold or be qualified and able to obtain a current Behavioral Technician Registration within one year of hire.
  • Three years’ experience working in human services including two years working with people with Autism.
  • 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.

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