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Advocates Skills Trainer DESE (In-Home & Community) in Brookline, Massachusetts


The Skills Trainer works in a 1:1 setting assisting an individual with developmental disabilities in participating in normative home and community-based activities. Great for Teachers andSpecial Education Para-Professionals.

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.

Are you ready to make a difference ?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED


  • Collaborate with the master’s level therapist and parent to provide training in community integration, behavior modification, self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, and self-direction.

  • 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.

  • The Skills Instructor is responsible for the implementation of the individual’s DESE Support Plan & Goals and Objectives.

  • Ensure that individual we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates’ Human Rights Policy.

  • Adhere to all principles related to the Advocates Way.

  • Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications (CPR, First Aid).

  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.


  • 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.

  • Prefer candidates with demonstrated knowledge of ABA principles and practices.

  • 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 an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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.

Keywords: para-professionals; teachers;

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Job Locations US-MA-Brookline

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2020-6142

Type Regular Part-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 6