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Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of others? Join our dynamic team at the Charles River Center. We're on the lookout for empathetic and dedicated Direct Support Professionals who are committed to delivering exceptional care and service.

As a Residential Counselor, you'll have the chance to engage with and support individuals in meaningful ways. From fostering connections to transporting individuals to scheduled activities in the community, every day brings new opportunities to make a positive impact.

Compensation: $19.25 per hour with a $1,500.00 sign-on bonus

Location Details:

The role is based in the Metrowest Boston area. Travel is required in the form of transporting individuals to scheduled activities in the community. The homes are conveniently located near major highways, making it easily accessible for our team.

📑 Role Requirements:
• Must be 18 years or older
• High school diploma or equivalent required, bachelor’s degree preferred
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Successful completion and maintenance of the following: CPR and First Aid Certification; Human Rights; Universal Precautions; Mandated Reporting; DPPC; Fire Safety and Vehicle Safety Health and employees on the 1st day of employment.
• Must have direct support experience with people with ID/DD.
• Working knowledge of behavior modification techniques
• Must have a committed interest in delivering exceptional care and service
• Must be willing to authorize a Criminal History Background Check (CORI) and release of information concerning allegations from Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and other agencies.
• Uphold Charles River Center’s mission and values.
• Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Training Overview: No experience? No problem. We provide comprehensive on the job training to support you in your career journey.

Daily Activity of a Residential Counselor:

Providing Individual and Small Group Instruction: Offer personalized guidance and instruction in self-care, daily activities, communication, social interaction, and motor skills to individuals or small groups. Tailor instruction to meet the specific needs and abilities of each participant, fostering their personal growth and development.

Building Relationships: Engage with individuals on a one-on-one basis or in small groups to cultivate meaningful connections. Support the development of essential life skills and encourage independence and effective communication.

Transporting Individuals: Safely transport individuals to scheduled recreational activities within the community. Ensure their comfort and well-being during transit, maintaining a supportive and respectful atmosphere.

Participating in In-Service Training: Attend in-service training sessions as required to stay informed about best practices, regulations, and advancements in the field. Continuously enhance your skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality care and support.

Adhering to Regulations and Policies: Maintain compliance with all relevant State and Federal regulations, agency policies, and procedures. Uphold established personnel practices to always ensure ethical and professional conduct.

Ensuring Health and Safety: Prioritize the health and safety of both individuals and staff members. Create a secure and supportive environment by implementing appropriate safety protocols and procedures.

Fulfilling Additional Duties: Assist supervisors by performing any other duties or tasks as requested. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in addressing diverse needs and contributing to the overall effectiveness of the program.

Role Preferences:

Direct Support Experience: ID/DD preferred. Behavior Modification: Working knowledge of techniques. Team Player: Working well as a member of a group is more than just being present to you; it's about actively contributing to the collective effort.

Bring Enthusiasm: You are not just someone who goes through the motions; you are deeply passionate about your work and the mission of the organization.

Detail Oriented: Being detail-oriented means paying attention to every aspect of a task or project to ensure nothing is overlooked.

Self-Starter: Your initiative and resourcefulness make you an invaluable asset to the team, especially in fast-paced and dynamic environments.

Interested in Growth: You are inspired by the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills, and capabilities, knowing that continuous learning is essential for both individual and organizational success.

Impactful: You approach work with purpose and determination, knowing that your efforts have real-world consequences.


At the Charles River Center, employee well-being is a top priority, and we ensure that from day one, both full-time and part-time team members enjoy highly competitive compensation and a robust benefits package. Full-time employees will be offered our comprehensive benefits including Paid Time Off, 401k, tuition reimbursement of up to $1,500.00 per fiscal year, insurance (health, dental, and vision), and employer paid Life, AD&D and Long-Term disability insurance. We offer prorated vacation time and holidays for part- time employees.

Company Description:

At the Charles River Center, we're dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities lead fulfilling lives through personalized support and community inclusion. Join our team of caring professionals who work hard to empower both children and adults with disabilities, making a positive impact while enjoying what they do. Our mission is to provide top-notch opportunities that promote independence, and our vision is to lead the way in offering innovative, person-centered services for people with developmental disabilities
Sharon MA United States


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