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Employment Opportunities at MAB

Since 1973, MAB has provided supports in a range of residential and vocational settings in the Greater Boston area for adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and secondary disorders such as blindness, deafness, behavioral challenges, cerebral palsy, and issues related to aging. Our experience allows us to help adults with diverse needs maximize their independence and enjoy the best possible quality of life. Hundreds of young adults graduating from special education become eligible for state-funded employment and residential supports in Massachusetts each year. To help respond to this growing need, MAB opened its first residences for young adults. Local businesses and organizations partner with MAB to provide innovative vocational, volunteer and recreational opportunities. We also collaborate with other service providers and work with families to ensure that individuals with disabilities can pursue their dreams and live full lives in the community. For more information on the following positions, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Positions Available

Individual Supports-Adult Companion -The Adult Companion provides support to Individuals with brain injuries and other chronic conditions in their homes with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth, independence and community membership consistent with everyone's support plan. Responsibilities include assisting our individuals with their daily living skills, transportation, accompanying them to medical appointments, grocery shopping and carrying out any other chores, as necessary. The hours vary between day and evening hours with the salary being $14.00 an hour. To apply, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Individual Supports-Case Manager -The Adult Companion/Case Manager provides support to Individuals with brain injuries and other chronic conditions in their homes with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth, independence and community membership consistent with everyone's support plan. Responsibilities include assisting our individuals with their daily living skills, transportation, accompanying them to medical appointments, grocery shopping and carrying out any other chores, as necessary. As well as working with the individual to maintain their home environment, case management duties, such as scheduling and attending medical appointments, managing finances and housing search will be required. The pay rate is $14.61 per hour. To apply, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Residential Counselor - Residential Counselor provides support to small groups of men or women living in a residential group home with the goal of maximizing their capacity for personal growth, independence and community membership consistent with everyone's individual support plan. Responsibilities include assisting our residents with their daily living skills, transportation, administering medication and carrying out any other chores, as necessary. We have most of the openings in the evening and the pay rate would be between $13.00 or $14.00 an hour depending on the location. To apply, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

One to One Vocational Coach - MabVoc supports participants on either the ABI (acquired brain injury) waiver, MFP (money follows person) Waiver as well as participants who receive supported employment funding in one of our day programs. This unique program is entirely based in the community and supports individuals as they re-learn skills necessary in reaching their vocational and educational goals. Under the general supervision of the Director of Day services and the Vocational Coordinator the One to One Coach supports the individuals assigned to them in reaching their pre-vocational goals. Each One to One coach will provide any individualized supports as needed with the goal of maximizing individual’s capacity for personal growth and community membership consistent with each participant vocational goals. These positions are day time hours with the salary being $15.00 an hour To apply, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Developmental Specialist – MABHab supports individuals who attend a day habilitation program. Individuals in this program need extra support with activities of daily living and receive rehabilitation services to enable them to maximize their independence in areas of self-help skills and social skills. The developmental specialist may work with individuals on their goals or lead program areas with activities designed to enable the participants to build on their skills in a collaborative environment. Individuals in this program are often older and may have complex medical needs. These are day hours with the salary being $13 an hour. To apply, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program Specialist – MABWorks is a community-based day program focused on helping individuals develop the skills they need to pursue their life interests and become active participants in their own lives. Whether an individual wants to learn how to use public transportation, go shopping, develop meaningful friendships or learn how to budget. MABWorks also hosts the young adult program (YAP) for jobseekers aged 22 to 35. These are day hours with the salary being $13 an hour. To apply, please contact Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Recruitment process

    • Send your resume and cover letter to Carlos Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • All initial interviews will take place with one or more of MAB’s recruiters over Skype. This enables us to get to know each other a little while you remain in the comfort of your own home. You should make sure you have access to a computer with Skype capabilities, such as a camera and headset and test it out prior to your interview. Appearing to be prepared goes a long way when making a first impression.
    • Second interviews will take place at MAB’s ADS headquarters in, Boston or at a designated location out of state or by Skype. This may give you the opportunity to see a little of the area, learn more about our programs, meet current staff and meet other candidates like yourself.
    • MAB conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history database for all current and prospective employees. The first of these checks occurs after a conditional offer of employment has been accepted.
    • MAB has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. Prospective employees are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and must return a negative result in order to obtain employment.
    • Some programs require staff to complete and submit the results of a 1-step TB test and a physical examination. Results will be accepted so long as the exam occurred within the previous 12 months.
    • Driving may be an essential part of an employee’s position. While a majority of our programs are equipped with transportation suitable for its individuals, some positions require the use of personal vehicles.

Accommodation

    • All new recruits will be provided with temporary accommodation near the main Adult Disability Services Office or near one of our residential programs. Accommodation is basic and will consist of a furnished apartment shared with two or three other staff members. Parking may or may not be provided with the accommodation, however, cars can be parked at the main office. The first month will be provided for free. The second two months will be provided at a $500 charge. After three months, recruits may find their own accommodation or continue to rent through our partners at market rates. MAB accommodation may continue to be available on a limited basis depending on availability. Recruits to the Boston area should conduct their own research into the affordability of accommodation in the Boston area as it can be expensive. Not all work sites are in the city and may be in outlying areas.
    • MAB may provide reimbursement for Uber for the first month. This will be on a case by case basis and be dependent on the location of accommodation, the location of the work site and the shift pattern assigned.

Training

    • Orientation – New staff attend New Hire Orientation for a minimum of three days. The largest portion of this training takes place at the ADS headquarters in Allston. Training is provided by nurses, clinicians, orientation and mobility specialists and other leaders in their field.
    • Emerging Leaders – staff members who are interested in progressing into management positions are encouraged to participate in MAB’s emerging leadership training program. This is a voluntary, twelve-week training program which gives staff members the opportunity to develop skills to help them perform better in their current jobs and prepares them for the task of supervising other staff.
    • CPR and First Aid – All recruits should be CPR and First Aid certified before starting their position with MAB. MAB partners with Carney Hospital and the American Heart Association for these trainings. Staff members are responsible for maintaining active certifications at all times.
    • MAP – Most positions require the staff member to be able to administer medications responsibly and accurately. Therefore, staff are required to be certified in the Medication Administration Program (MAP) within the first six months of their hire and maintain their certification. MAP training classes are provided at MAB. MAB is also a testing site for MAP certification.
    • CPI – Everybody can have a bad day. MAB staff need to know how to respond safely and compassionately when this happens. MAB provides Crisis Prevention and Intervention training to all staff focusing on de-escalation techniques.

What will the first few weeks look like?

  • Recruits will arrive in Boston on a Sunday. They will have the opportunity to settle into their accommodation. Current MAB staff will be available to take all new recruits for dinner in the local area on Sunday night.
  • On Monday new recruits will come to the main office and meet with Human Resources. They will complete any necessary hiring paperwork and sign up for benefits. MAB staff will be available on Monday to orient new recruits to the local area and the transportation systems.
  • Tuesday to Thursday will be new hire orientation training for all new staff at the main office.
  • On Friday new recruits will receive specific program assignment, including hours and location. They will have the opportunity to meet with their new manager and visit the program.
  • The second week will consist of shortened shadowing shifts, while new recruits continue to orient to the location and to their new program. This week is also an opportunity for any program specific trainings to be completed. These may be done at the program, in the office or on-line as appropriate.
  • In the third week, recruits will begin their regular schedule.

Providing a buddy:

    • Each recruit will be offered a buddy. The buddy will be a current staff member and may have been a recruit in the past.
    • The role of the buddy is to answer your questions before you arrive. Email them with all those lingering questions about the job and about living in Boston.
    • Your buddy should also be available to help orient you when you arrive. Thay are a friendly welcome to your new city.
    • You will also be put in touch with other recruits that are arriving around the same time as you, so that you can make accommodation plans, travel together or just get to know each other.

Benefits -MAB believes in the importance of employee benefits as an extension of an employee’s overall compensation. Our outstanding benefits package includes:

    • Affordable Insurance Options--Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) -- An extremely lucrative account where MAB reimburses an employee up to 50% of their health insurance deductible
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) -- Medical and Dependent Care accounts available
    • Time Off -- Combined Earned Time hours accruing to 26 days off after the first year of employment, to be used for holiday, vacation, personal and sick days (Earned Time accrual rate increases with tenure)
    • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
    • Employer-Paid Short and Long-Term Disability Insurances
    • Voluntary Accident, Short Term and Life Insurances in addition to above benefits
    • 403(b) Retirement Savings
    • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate degrees at select colleges/universities
    • Tuition Remission in lieu of tuition for specified classes to assist human service employees gain access to college education
    • Employee Assistance Programs
    • Employee Referral Bonus Program
      Additional Benefits / Corporate Discounts

MAB Without Walls

MABWorks Without Walls helps individuals in the ABI Waiver program who've suffered brain injury to regain employment. Supervised by Certified Brain Injury Specialists, this program is based entirely in the community and supports individuals as they re-learn skills necessary for them to again become contributing members of society.

Contact Us

Referrals are made by an individual's Department of Developmental Services or Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission service coordinator.

617-830-5510
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Hours of operation: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: 24 Denby Road, Allston, MA

MABHab

MABHab is a day habilitation program serving adults who have a developmental disability, autism spectrum disorder, or brain injury that occurred before the age of 22. MABHab provides comprehensive clinical services, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language therapy, in addition to full-time nursing and behavioral health support. Our interdisciplinary team provides an individualized plan of structured activities for each participant, helping them build the skills they need to reach their goals for independent living, self-help, communication, and socialization. Favorite activities such as cooking group, shopping at the local supermarket, or Zumba class at the Y help participants develop friendships and self-confidence.

  • MABHab is a Monday-Friday program for Medicaid eligible individuals
  • MABHab is accredited by CARF International

Contact Us

Referrals are made by an individual's Department of Developmental Services or Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission service coordinator. We are always happy to speak with individual families or transition coordinators as they plan for the transition to adulthood.

617-830-5425
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Hours of operation: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: 29 Denby Road, Allston, MA

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Our Stories

"Our Stories" is a collection of photos and stories of individuals with disabilities, sharing the impact of deinstitutionalization of adults with disabilities in Massachusetts.

The exhibit has also been shown previously at the Massachusetts State House, MassHousing, public libraries, and more. Read stories.

Our Stories Book (PDF)

Audio-described video of selected Our Stories:



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