Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • CHAI Services - Supported Housing
  • Newton, MA, USA
  • 18
  • Hourly
  • Part 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 Autism Residential Specialist.


  • In-person environment at Newton, MA location

  • An excellent role for recent graduates or those with transferable skills in service or hospitality settings, or for someone looking for a second job

  • $18/hr with part-time schedule


The Autism Residential Specialist works 1:1 with an individual with disabilities, providing day structure and building independent living skills with this individual. Tasks include, but are not limited to, taking the individual to volunteering opportunities and out to chosen activities each week. The Autism Residential Specialist will also provide minimal support with ADL tasks such as, hygiene prompting, grocery shopping, cooking, and assessing care as needed. Your workday will include:

  • Assisting with independent living skills, including personal care/hygiene, food preparation, social events and community celebrations, facilitating friendships, demonstrating dress and social skills, and more

  • Developing and keeping relevant records on clients' treatment plans

  • Reviewing and writing logs and shift notes

  • Driving client in own vehicle to volunteer opportunities and places in the community

  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Hours available for this position are Mondays 7pm - 10pm, Tuesday - Thursday 6pm -10pm, with some flexibility for schedules accommodated.


Ideal candidates for the role of Autism Residential Specialist 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: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Relevant experience with human service roles or with people with disabilities

  • Ability to pass CPR and Basic First Aid within the first 30 days of employment

  • Ability to be flexible in schedule

  • Ability to pass a CORI check

  • A valid driver's license and own vehicle

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 Autism Residential Specialist 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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