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Direct Support Specialist

The Price Center

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We are filling roles in our Specialized Supports program. These positions promote the development of skill acquisition and experiential learning through community exploration. You will be responsible for the direct care and support of individuals in the program.

The Direct Support Specialist works with individuals on a variety of skill building groups and activities including social skills, communication and language, academics, vocational skills, community behavior and activities of daily living. You will utilize strategies to teach social and communication skills.


  • No experience necessary, we will train the right people!
  • Minimum of high school degree or GED.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to lift and support body weight of any program individual with the assistance of another employee.
  • Valid Driver’s License, good driving record and a willingness to use agency vehicle in the course of employment.
  • Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirement


  • Generous personal and sick time available to all full and part time employees.
  • Employer paid Life, Long Term Disability, and AD&D insurance offered at no cost to the employee.
  • Competitive Health and Dental Insurance with a substantial employer contribution towards the cost.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.
  • Company scholarship program, student loan forgiveness and tuition remission programs

$1,000.00 New Hire Bonus offered after successful introductory period. Paid out in two installments at 3 months & 6 months. Terms and conditions apply.

Hours: Full-Time and part time hours available 7:30AM to 3:30PM or 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Who we are:

The Price Center is a non-profit human service organization in Newton Highlands. Our mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive in their living, social and work communities. For more information on The Price Center, please go to our website at:

Work Remotely:

  • No

The Price Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 considerations: Virtual, Phone or in-person interviews begin the hiring process, Increased sanitation measures in all programs and group homes, Full PPE provided to all positions and COVID vaccination required for all new employees.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Newton, MA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Have you been fully vaccinated against Covid-19?
  • Are you closely related to any individuals served by Price Center programs?


  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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