Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • CHAI Services - Residential Programs
  • Newton, MA, USA
  • 20
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you a compassionate, organized, and enthusiastic professional committed to social justice and equity for people of all abilities? Do you want to join a supportive and thoughtfully-managed community that offers competitive benefits, meaningful experience, and unparalleled opportunities for professional development?  

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston invites you to apply for our position of Residential Program Coordinator.


  • In-person environment at Newton, MA location; multiple shifts available

  • Responsibilities include working with adults with disabilities in a residential community setting

  • $20/hr with excellent benefits

  • Part-time and full-time shift schedules available

  • $1,000 sign-on bonus for FULL-TIME, 30+ hour hires


The Residential Program Coordinator will partner with residents to set goals and develop strategies to meet those goals. Program Coordinators plan and facilitate weekend and other recreational activities, ensuring that participants maximize their community involvement. Your workday will include:

  • Case management,  including writing service logs, goal tracking, weekly participant updates, monthly progress notes, and more

  • Administrative and office management tasks

  • Staff meetings, supervisions and professional development

  • Transporting participants in company vehicles (up to 15 passenger vans) and your own vehicle

The role comes with the following benefits:

  • Best-in field paid time off, including 22 days of vacation time, national and Jewish holidays

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Immediate eligibility for insurance and benefits 

    • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans

    • Life Insurance

    • Pet Insurance

    • 403b Retirement Plans

    • Disability, Critical Illness, and Accident Insurance


Ideal candidates for the role of  Residential Program Coordinator bring a positive attitude, empathic interpersonal skills, and common sense.

A successful candidate is:

  • A collaborative colleague eager to join a supportive and engaged team

  • Socially intelligent and comfortable around clients with different needs and ability levels

  • Patient and adaptive to clients' day-to-day needs

  • Organized and able to keep up with records and paperwork

  • A great verbal and written communicator and an empathic listener

Requirements include: 

  • Bachelor's degree (preferred) or high school diploma or equivalency 

  • Experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in a residential setting.

  • A valid driver's license

  • CPR and First Aid certifications (or ability to pass within the first 30 days of employment)

  • MAP certification (or the ability to pass within the first 6 months of employment)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Comfort with physical requirements which may include lifting, physically assisting clients, or bending/kneeling

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Applying for the position of Residential Program Coordinator has the following requirements: 

  • A resume

  • A cover letter (optional)

If you are selected for consideration, the hiring process could include:

  • An initial phone screen

  • An in-person interview, potentially including clients


For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been helping individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being. We intentionally serve and employ people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Our work is guided by core tenets of faith and commitment'not by bureaucratic processes or a desire to maximize profits. Our goal is to improve lives and improve the world'which is part of what makes JF&CS a special place.

We have a strong culture of professional development, work-life balance, and promoting from within. 

JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston


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