Transition Pathway Services (TPS) Advocate

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $34,000.00
Maximum: $34,000.00
Details: Plus comprehensive Benefits package




60 Temple Place, 5th Floor
United States


Position Summary: The TPS Advocate will aid students with disabilities to maximize employment and post-secondary school opportunities. Participates in transition planning to help young adults with disabilities plan for life after high school, enter the adult human services system, and live independently. Develop peer relationships with young adults with disabilities involved in BCIL’s programs is essential. The TPS Advocate will be responsible for working with consumers individually as well as facilitating group sessions. This position reports to the Director of Services.


Essential Job Functions:

Provide a full continuum of services including:

  • Develop job plans that fit student' interests, abilities, experiences, choices, and career goals
  • Provide peer mentoring
  • Identify travel training and/or assistive technology needs
  • Coordinate family support transition planning to discuss options and goals for accessing needed services
  • Provide customized job placement and job readiness assistance including resume and cover letter development, job interviewing skills, coaching, and job lead development 
  • Use strategic, structured and systematic intervention techniques such as task analysis to assist consumers to learn required job tasks
  • Develop alternative training methods as needed to improve performance
  • Communicate regularly with consumers and employers, including worksite visits, on progress of students and any needs or concerns that arise
  • Cultivate strong relationships with employers and seek out new employer relationships

·       Keep accurate and timely records in BCIL’s database

  • Participate as part of TPS Career Discovery Team
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

·      Member of the population to be served (disability) or extensive experience in an independent living setting or human services

·      Experience and/or willingness to work with and learn from youth with a wide range of disabilities

·      Willingness to further knowledge through training and workshops throughout employment

·      Understanding of issues faced by youth with disabilities and ability to establish a mentoring connection with consumers

·      Strong oral, written, listening, and time-management skills and ability to take direction and follow through

     on assigned tasks

·      Creativity and ability to work as a member of a team

·      Ability to model clear professional boundaries, social skills, and work etiquette

·      Ability to travel throughout BCIL service area (driver’s license not required) and conduct home visits

·      Bilingual capabilities a plus


Full Time (40 hours) (includes paid breaks)

BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) checks are part of BCIL's standard procedure. 


           2 weeks paid vacation (increases with length of service)

           2 personal days

           11 holidays

           12 sick days

           Health, dental, (75% paid by agency). Short-term disability, long-term disability, group life

insurance 100% company paid.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-Lingual a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Fax, mail or e-mail cover letter and resume to:

                   HR Director

                       Boston Center for Independent Living, Inc.

                       60 Temple Place, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02111-1324

617 338-6661 (fax) (e-mail)

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