Jim Marshall has worked in the social services field for over twenty years. He holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire as well as an MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. He also holds a paralegal certificate from Fisher College and worked in the legal field for 15 years. He has worked with diverse populations, encompassing home based supports, residential services, outpatient, and inpatient care. He is currently the Senior Case Manager for the Adult Family Care program in the Home Based Supports department. Jim began his career at The Arc as a case manager in the shared living program. When The Arc qualified as an AFC provider, Jim began working with families who were caring for family members at home. He has seen the AFC program grow into an integral part of home based services, providing support to families and individuals throughout central Massachusetts. He is a firm believer in helping individuals actualize their potential and live productive and happy lives in the community. In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, travel, walking, and movies.
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 65.4%; the national unemployment rate is 5%.