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

Employee Spotlights

She started working as Relief Staff at various residential homes until she landed at West Street. She has been working at West Street for almost 13 years, and currently serves as the Assistant Program Director. Most rewarding part of her job? Just being with the ladies at West Street. “They lift up my world; they make me laugh – just their silly ways of being them is so rewarding.” Because she has been working at West Street for a long time, while many other staff have come and gone, so she has developed very close relationships with the residents. “They are like family to me.”

This is especially the case with the individuals who have been with Gladys since they first arrived at West Street. She is proud of the fact that she and her staff have been able to teach these individuals basic, but critical life skills. She notes, as an example, one young woman who, when she came to live at West Street, didn’t understand basic meal etiquette. “She used to sit at the dining table, eat her dinner and then walk away. But she has learned from us that when she is done eating, she needs to rinse her plate, put it in the dishwasher, and wipe the table. She is also now doing and folding her own laundry. A lot of those things she had no idea how to do and is now able to do them, even if it is with help. “

Outside of work, Gladys likes to squeeze in some well-deserved “me” time – running errands, getting her hair or nails done, or spending time with friends. In addition to working 6 days a week at West Street, Gladys is also pursuing a nursing degree.

We are so grateful to Gladys for all that she has done for the women of West Street. We are lucky to count her as part of the Charles River Center community.

He started as a Residential Counselor, was eventually promoted to Supervisor, and two years ago was made Program Director of our residential home in Millis. Most rewarding part of his job? Getting to know the individuals he works with. He has found that each individual has their own unique personality and strengths – he relishes the challenge of drawing them out. It is no surprise to anyone that Hussein was recently honored as Residential Staff Person of the Year at our Annual Awards Celebration. Hussein is especially adept at working with individuals to overcome behavioral challenges, by using de-escalation techniques and developing strategies that help them feel in control of their lives and their surroundings. “I see these individuals, I remember where they were, and see where they are now, and it makes me smile.”

Outside of work, Hussein enjoys playing soccer, watching sports and spending time with his wife and four children.

Thank you, Hussein, for your many years of service. We are so grateful for the life-changing work you do.

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