Employment Services

Job coaching and placement services for personal and community impact.

For most of us, leading a purposeful, independent, and fulfilling life includes finding the right vocation or career path. Advocates partners with individuals with disabilities to design an employment support plan based on each person’s passions, skills, and circumstances.

Our services vary depending on individual needs: we offer job planning and placement services for those ready for full-time, competitive employment; and Advocates’ experienced employment coaches provide skills training on and off the job for people needing additional support to succeed in the workforce. We are committed to providing adults with disabilities opportunities to expand and apply their education and skills, multiple paths to earning income, and the chance to contribute to the community in meaningful ways.

We’ll work together to identify prospective vocational paths, employers, and any necessary training and additional support to help you make the most impact, today and in the future.


Advocates Employment Services of MetroWest may be funded by the Department of Developmental Services, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and other Massachusetts state agencies. Private pay opportunities are available. Please contact our staff to discuss your needs.


Advocates Employment Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Related News/Updates

Inclement Weather: 3/14

Due to inclement weather, the following Advocates programs and offices will be affected on Tuesday, March 14, 2023:

Advocates Life Skills & Learning Center, Ashland, MA (closed) Brain Injury Day and Community Services, Lexington, MA (closing at 2:00 p.m.) Advocates Community Counseling, Harvard, MA (all appointments virtual) Advocates Community Counseling, Marlborough, MA (closing at 3:00 p.m. All appointments virtual after that time) Advocates Main Office, 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA (closing at 2:00 p.m.)

Life Skills & Learning Center Winter Update

We ended 2022 with a big bang! Many wonderful activities and programming that occurred in our community, but it was a tough end of year, with COVID hitting us worse than we have seen. Thankfully, all are recovered and we were able to welcome ten more friends back into programming at the end of 2022, as well as a few new staff members.