Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • CHAI Services - Day and Employment Programming
  • Canton, MA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time; Hours roughly 8AM-4PM; Monday - Friday schedule
  • We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The CHAI Works Day Program is a fast-paced and fun program for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome. We are looking for energetic, compassionate, and dedicated staff to join our team.  This position is great for someone who has work/volunteer/lived experience, or who is eager to enter the field and learn.

Position Details:

  • Hourly rate starts at $15.00, eligible for increase to $16.00 after 90 days
  • Paid time off includes 22 days of vacation, in addition to national and some Jewish holidays
  • Immediate eligibility for medical insurance, dental, and vision.  We offer many other benefits as well!

Your workday will include:

  • Supporting participants to volunteer, exercise, and do other fun activities through the community.
  • Leading group sessions with participants focusing on life-long learning, hobby, recreational, and communication skills.
  • Working with participants on personal development, social skills, and communication. 
  • Utilizing redirection, conflict resolution, and verbal de-escalation methods, when needed
  • Managing a case load of about 6 participants. Includes maintaining professional communication with families/guardians; development of participants' annual goals and documentation in accordance with agency/state guidelines.


  • A valid driver's license and a reliable, insured vehicle.  We mainly use program-owned vans for transportation of participants, however using personal cars is occasionally required.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, the ability to take initiative, and strong interpersonal/communication skills.


  • Previous experience with individuals with developmental disabilities or in roles with similar requirements i.e. camp counselor, substitute teacher, afterschool programming, childcare, working with other vulnerable populations, etc.
  • College degree, working towards a degree, or some college coursework.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Outlook and Word.


JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment decisions including recruitment, hiring, promotions, discipline, terminations or salary are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, medical condition or disability status. JF&CS is committed to providing employees with an inclusive work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

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