Direct Support Professional - Bridges to Work Program

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



458 Main St.

United States


About Friendship Home

Friendship Home’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment. Founded in 1999 and located in Norwell MA, Friendship Home is a bustling overnight respite and activity center in Norwell, MA, that provides day and evening programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and those who care and advocate for them. Our members are given the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives by fulfilling their essential need for belonging and socialization. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of services to support each member in fulfilling their own personal potential. Our programming is person-centered, our staff are well versed in positive behavioral supports, and our families and community supporters are committed to quality services and meaningful engagement.

Direct Support Professional - Bridges to Work

The DSP/Job Coach assures that Friendship's Home mission is met by helping individuals with developmental disabilities learn the necessary skills to meet their career goals. S/he is a role model for Bridges to Work participants, parents/guardians, community members, volunteers, and staff in presenting a positive and cooperative attitude, and ABILITIES focused model within the program.


Representative Responsibilities

●       Transports clients as needed to job sites and trips following driving policies using agency and own vehicle as agreed.

●       Implements strength-based, vocational/individual support plans that are creative and responsive to the individual needs and goals; works creatively with the individual and team to continually build skills through enriching activities and opportunities.

●       Provides both individual and group training for program participants at the work site and within the BTW program; Assists in building and teaching classes within the curriculum.

●       Works with Case Managers and Job Developer to assure that both the employee and employer are satisfied with the employment experience.

●       Completes incident reports, task analysis, attendance and other required documentation as required/requested

●       Addresses problematic behavioral issues in a positive and proactive manner; responds to crises in a calm, effective and supportive manner; informs the supervisor of incidents and situations following protocol and utilizing appropriate judgment

●       Maintains a positive program presence in the community by communication at job sites and participation in promotional events as requested



●       Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma

●       Valid MA Drivers' License, with positive driving record, adequate insurance and ability to travel to meetings as needed with own vehicle as agreeds

●       Demonstrated ability to serve and care for people with disabilities and their families.

●       Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities through employment, volunteering, or school training is preferred    

●       Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the attention of the Bridges to Work Program Director Amelia Silvia at or by mail to her attention at Friendship Home, Inc., 458 Main Street, PO Box 916, Norwell, MA 02061.