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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.


Bilingual Haitian Creole - PCA Program Skills Trainer - Full time
Jamaica Plain, MA  |  Full-time  |  Salary: $22.00 to $23.00 /hour

Administrative Assistant - CAE/CSSM Program
Jamaica Plain, MA  |  Full-time  |  Salary: $21.00 to $23.00 /hour

Senior Accounting Manager / Controller
Jamaica Plain, MA  |  Full-time  |  Salary: $70,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

Geriatric Social Services Coordinator - Bilingual Haitian Creole
Jamaica Plain, MA  |  Full-time  |  Salary: $21.93 to $23.35 /hour

Registered Nurse for PCA evaluations
Jamaica Plain, MA  |  Full-time  |  Salary: $58,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Ethos prefers that submissions of resumes and cover letters or completed application forms are e-mailed to ethos_hr@ethocare.org.  If you have questions about a position, please e-mail the HR Director at that address. No phone calls please.

You may also fax your submission to the HR Director at 617-524-2899.

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

HR Director
555 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130