Skills Instructor - Day Supports - Advocates - Ashland, MA


The Skills Instructor has responsibility for assigned individuals and for the implementation of those individuals’ Day Habilitation Service Plans. The Skills Instructor will provide the following to assigned individuals: developmental skills training, implementing therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for all assigned individuals and complete documentation which supports such plan.

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist individuals to identify and develop goals and plans to address any concerns, wants or needs.
  • Provide ongoing support, through personal care, guidance and role modeling for individuals.
  • Collaborates with the Case Manager to provide developmental skills training including training in self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, self direction, activities of daily living, hygiene, grooming and first aid.
  • Collaborates with case manager to create and implement a comprehensive written therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for all assigned individuals.
  • Complete all documentation which supports DHSP plan.
  • Initiate a proactive approach towards focusing on individual advocacy, empowerment, and community integration.


  • High School Diploma or GED and one year of experience in a training program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written skills (English proficiency) with individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, program and administrative team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as a team and perform job duties with minimal supervisory intervention.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport individuals.

Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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