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Advocates Shared Living Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts


Starting Rate $23.50

To coordinate, provide and supervise high quality supports to the individuals and providers served by Shared Living program.

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Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of all aspects of the program.

  • This position is supporting individuals in the Boston area but would be required to come to the Framingham area as needed.

  • To act as program liaison to local DDS Area Office, Survey & Certification, and other Department personnel as delineated by Program Director.

  • Act as liaison with other agencies involved in providing services to the people we support such as day programs.

  • Ensure that the program meets and complies with all applicable DDS/Medicaid regulations: overseeing compliance of providers with mandated trainings.

  • All responsibilities as identified in DDS regulations re "placement services” Process participant referrals and aspects of the coordination of the admission process.

  • Collaborate with the Development Coordinator and participate in recruitment, selection, and evaluation of shared living families.

  • Interview families and facilitate the matching and transition of individuals into homes.

  • Develop positive relationships with individuals, families and monitor/assess placements minimally on a monthly basis.

  • Train staff and families in all facets of their responsibilities.


  • BS/BA in related field with 4 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and able to use good judgment.

  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Sensitivity to the needs of the individuals 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 consumers.

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.

individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.

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Job Locations US-MA-Boston

Minimum Education Required Bachelor's Degree

Job ID 2023-9842

Organization Advocates

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Developmental Services