Southwest Boston Senior Services d/b/a Ethos is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care. Our mission is to help elders remain in their own home for as long as possible.

The Care Management Department assesses elders’ ability to care for themselves, creates care plans and implements them using our vendors. It hosts the city-wide Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program and the Boston Money Management Program. Ethos provides Home Delivered Meals to homebound elders. The AgeWell West Roxbury Program provides services and resources that help elders age in place.

Ethos serves a very diverse clientele and our 100+ staff reflect that diversity. People of color and those who speak a foreign language are encouraged to apply. All applicants are welcome.

EO/AA/VEV/Disabled Employer
Ethos Affirms and Supports Diversity


Employees who are regularly scheduled to work 17.5 hours or more per week accrue paid sick and vacation time. Employees who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • vacation = 3 weeks per year accrued bi-weekly
  • sick time = 12 days per year accrued bi-weekly
  • personal time = 1 week per year
  • 13 holidays plus your birthday off!
  • health & dental insurance with no waiting period
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability insurance
  • short-term disability insurance
  • voluntary insurance (accident, life, long term care and critical illness)
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • credit union
  • pre-tax deductions (medical, dependent care and transportation)
  • employee assistance program (EAP)


Ethos accepts applications and resumes only for positions that are currently open.  Please check the list of current job openings and specify the opening in your cover letter or your resume will not be considered. Ethos does not consider resumes or applications that do not specify an open position and does not keep them on file for future use. Please check back for current job openings and apply only for specific open positions.

PLEASE NOTE: We have been made aware of security breaches at various employment positing sites including Indeed. As a reminder, Ethos will never ask for any personal information such as date of birth, social security number, or other sensitive or protected information until a candidate has been interviewed and an offer has been made and accepted. Beware of anyone who requests such information via text message or from a non-Ethos domain address. Please contact Ethos immediately if you suspect a communication you receive is not from an authorized Ethos staff member. 


Ethos prefers applicants use the Indeed link, located at the bottom of each position description, to submit a resume and cover letter.  You may also fax your submission to the HR Director at 617-617-344-0774. 

No phone calls, please.   

If applying through the mail, please send your submission to:

HR Director
555 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130