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 rollove
  • 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

Employee Spotlights

Also called Adult Foster Care, AFC is a Mass Health-funded program which enables families with adult children with disabilities to care for their loved one in the comfort of their own home (vs. a group home or other facility).

At the moment, Charles River Center is currently serving 28 families, and the list is growing. Shannon makes regular visits to their homes, coordinates nursing care (if needed), helps families access vital services and resources, and basically works with them to do whatever it takes for their loved one to thrive in a home setting. Most rewarding part of her job? “I have to be honest – it’s just how thankful these families are.”

When she first came to CRC, she started working with one family who had been told that they could not receive AFC services. Shannon spent six months working with the family, navigating the process, and finally they were approved. According to Shannon, the mother was so appreciative of her help that decided to “pay it forward,” and is now volunteering at food pantries and homeless shelters! Shannon has built wonderful relationships with our families and has been able to identify and implement services and supports that improve their overall quality of life.

Outside of work, Shannon is a big music buff and enjoys hanging out hanging out her son and daughter as well as a recent addition to the family – a cat named Merlin.  We are so grateful to have Shannon as part of our Family Support team.

If you ask her what’s the most rewarding part about her job, she will answer, without any hesitation, that it is the individuals at Charles River that make her both happy and proud. She especially enjoys greeting everyone in the morning, coming off the vans – “it’s the best part of my day!” It also helps her gain a better a sense of how each individual is feeling that day, and whether or not that individual might need a little extra help or attention.

Belline enjoys working with individuals on-site at the Grugan Center, but she particularly enjoys taking individuals out into the community. When she takes individuals out in the community, she notices that they are more curious, they open up, they ask questions – all of which makes her (and them) very happy. She is looking forward to resuming regular community outings with individuals now that we are starting to come out of the pandemic.

Outside of work, Belline likes to spend time with her 16-year-old daughter. They have their routine: they have a bite to eat, go for a walk, then come home and do homework and watch a little tv. She wants to spend as much time as possible with her before she is all grown up.

Thank you, Belline, for your many years of service. You have touched the lives of so many – you truly help bring out the best in the individuals you serve.

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