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Advocates Developmental Specialist in Franklin, Massachusetts


Promote the values,dreamsand potential of individuals with developmental disabilities through education and meaningful activities.

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details



  • Ensure clinical and programmatic planning and implementation for consumers: ISPs, behavior plans, learning styles, data collection systems

  • Ensure that assigned individuals are involved in the community activities of their choice

  • Integrate individualized outcomes for consumers and staff into group management

  • Ensure adequate staffing to meet needs of individuals

  • Supervise Support Specialists and relief staff to carry out their responsibilities and the agency mission

  • Assist Program Supervisor in administrative planning of program

  • Assume responsibility of Support Specialist as needed

  • Maintain accurate and complete records, reports and data necessary to meet the requirements of HMEA and any certifying or regulatory agency

  • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned


  • Problem Solving-identifiesand resolves problemsin a timely mannerand gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Respect –shows respect for self, coworkers and the individuals supported.

  • Interpersonal Skills-maintainsconfidentiality,remainsopen to others’ideasandexhibitswillingness to try new things.

  • Oral communication- speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situationsdemonstratesgroup presentation skills.

  • Written Communication-is able toread and write information to communicate.

  • Planning/organizing- prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control-demonstratesaccuracy and thoroughness andmonitorsown work to ensure quality.

  • Adaptability- adapts to changes in the work environment and deals with frequent change,delaysor unexpected events.

  • Dependability- is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to managementdirectionandsolicitsfeedback to improve performance.

  • Safety and security- actively promotes and personallyobservessafety and securityprocedures, anduses equipment and materials properly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Service/Special Education, or related field

  • (Alternative to a degree must have at least two years of work experience in a training program for persons with Developmentally Disabled)

  • One year experience in training program for the MR or developmentally disabled

  • One year supervisory experience

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Acceptable driving status as determined by HMEA insurance company

  • Use of a reliable vehicle which seats two passengers

HMEA, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of affirmative action.

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Job Locations US-MA-Franklin

Minimum Education Required High School Diploma/GED

Job ID 2023-9623

Organization HMEA

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Developmental Services