Brighten Someone’s Day, Every Day

Start on your path toward a fulfilling career in human services at the Charles River Center! Join our team of compassionate, hard-working and caring individuals that empower and support children and adults with disabilities and have fun doing it.

Full-time and part-time employees enjoy many benefits on the day you start. Essential benefits such as company-subsidized health and dental insurance and employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan with employee match are available with no waiting period. Ask about our new DSP Retention Program where we can guarantee a longer work week including overtime pay!

Employment opportunities are available in Residential Services, Day Services, Family and In-home Support Services and Administration.

We offer full time, part time and overtime employment opportunities, many with flexible schedules. 

Receive a full benefits package on Day 1!

  • Employer-paid Life, Long-Term Disability, and AD&D insurance offered at no cost to employee
  • Flexible Spending accounts for both dependent and health care
  • Full-time employees receive 13 vacation days with additional increases after one year
  • Full and part-time employees accrue 48 hours (6 days) of sick time per year with rollover
  • 11 paid holidays per year, prorated vacation and holiday time for part timers
  • $1,500.00 in tuition reimbursement per benefit year for full-time employees
  • FMLA and Employee Assistance Funds available

Want to get a better sense of what it’s like to work for a human services agency?  The American Association of Disability Providers (ADDP) produced a video, entitled “We Are Human Services,” which examines the human services workforce experience.

Click on the image to watch the video.

Employee Spotlights

Zach is relatively new to Charles River, but that does not mean he hasn’t had a significant impact on our persons-served! For the past seven months, he has served as a Life Skills Coach at our Day and Employment program. Most rewarding part of his job? Being with the individuals, helping them learn and learning from them. He finds it especially gratifying to see smiles on their faces when they have accomplished something or completed a task. “The joy they feel radiates and makes me feel good.” He notes that it is the “little moments” that often make his day – like someone getting a math problem, reading something and completely understanding it, or “just seeing things click” for an individual.

Zach admits his job is not without its challenges, but he finds that if he remains flexible, open, and understanding, he is able to make meaningful connections with the individuals he works with. “So much of it is meeting them halfway.”

Outside of work, Zach loves hiking and being outdoors. He is a baseball player and loves to play when he can. He recently completed a half-marathon – congratulations on a job well done!

Thank you, Zach, for your enthusiasm and for the relationships you have established with individuals in the Day and Employment Program. They are lucky to have you as a mentor and coach.

Let’s get to know Mayinuma, or “May” as she likes to be called. May has been working at Charles River Center for a total of 14 years. She started working in the Day Program, then moved to Elwin Road, where she became a supervisor. After 10 years of service, she left briefly, but then returned in 2020 to Elwin Road to serve as Program Director. Most rewarding part of her job? Working with and taking care of the individuals at Elwin Road. “They are my second family.” Caring for others seems to come naturally for May, who also has five children of her own. “This is how I was brought up by my parents, to be loving, to be caring and to treat everyone like family.” She acknowledges that working with individuals with disabilities can be challenging at times, but under her steady and kind guidance over the years, the individuals she works with have bonded with her and with each other.

Outside of work, May likes to spend time with her husband and five children, who range in age from 19 to 7. She has a particular soft spot for her youngest, who is the only girl among her 4 male siblings. “She is like a sister to me!”

Thank you May for the care and compassion you have shown for the individuals you work with. They are so fortunate to have you in their lives!

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