Our principle objective is to become an asset to all supported individuals and agency personnel by nurturing a corporate culture that focuses on:
• Client-Centered Supports
• Complete and Open Communication
• Continual Personal Growth
• Enhancement of Human Dignity
• Exceptional Client Services
• Mutual Respect
• Participatory Management
• Personal Role-Modeling
• Relationship Building
• Skill Enhancement Through Progressive Training
• System Assessment and Development
Our desire is to improve the quality of life for the individuals we support by providing comprehensive assistance to all personnel employed by LIFE Inc.
LIFE Inc. is consistently seeking qualified individuals to provide high quality supports for persons with developmental disabilities. We understand that our dedicated employees are the driving force behind our organizational excellence and realize that they make our mission a reality for our clients on a daily basis. If you are interested in joining the L.I.F.E., Inc. team, as well as starting a rewarding career in the Human Services field take a moment to fill out an application today.
Emily Chabot and Jenn Gouveia, two of L.I.F.E. Inc.'s Shift Supervisors explain why they enjoy working for the agency.
LIFE Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer who recruits, hires, and promotes qualified employees without regard to age, color, creed, gender identity, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, race, or religious affiliation. Preferred basic pre-employment qualifications for our entry-level positions includes the attainment of a high school diploma or equivalent and the capacity to perform essential job functions. However, overall life experience will be taken into account when assessing a candidate’s application for employment. Pre-employment qualifications for administrative or specialty positions may require advanced degrees or certifications.
We are a private, non-profit agency that operates group homes under contract with the state and federal government for individuals with developmental disabilities. Very generally stated, the purpose of our programs is to provide safe, secure, supportive services, while assisting individuals with disabilities to become as capable as they can, to do as many things for themselves as possible, and to assist them with becoming integrated into the community at large.
Although each of our programs and consumers are uniquely different in many ways, there exists commonality in regard to the supportive work involved. Included in this is the fact that most supportive service positions would have a person work afternoon (Second Shift) or overnight (Third Shift), and in day program positions, daytime (First Shift) hours.
We run ads periodically to maintain an active pool of eligible applicants. After an applicant indicates their availability, shift preference, area preference, etc., their application is fully processed. Our Human Resources Department will review all applications and set up initial interviews according to agency openings, applicant availability, shift preference, and desire for full or part-time. Upon completion of the initial interview, applications will be forwarded to the Program Managers best suited for the employees availability. The Program Manager will contact those applicants who appear best suited for the position(s) available, and a follow-up interview will be arranged at the program level to assess cohesion in the household they would be working in. The interview will be conducted, outlining specific schedule and providing applicants with more information regarding residents and job responsibilities for that program.
Applicants who are not chosen for a specific position will be notified by mail. All applications are kept on file for future open positions. In busier programs, applicants may not receive a call for an extended period of time to set up a second interview, this does not necessarily mean you have not been chosen for a position. It is not necessary, at any time, to call us, as we will retain all applications on an active file status.
Upon receiving an offer of employment, you will be asked to complete some vital assignments during the initial six (6) month evaluation period. Upon completion of the evaluation phase of employment, those employees who are scheduled at least a thirty (30) hour per week (or more) will be eligible to receive benefits. This includes, but is not limited to dental, medical, and vision insurance, sick/medical leave and annual leave benefits. Benefit package also includes a pension plan, 401K, and FSA, available upon completion of eligibility requirements.
LIFE Inc. supports adults with developmental disabilities in both 24-hour and non-24 hour settings. Each program consists of a varied number of Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff members based on the complexity of the program. All DSP staff are trained on the job for the specifics of the program they will be working.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff members work towards empowering participants by providing support, education, and self-advocacy in their respective homes and communities.
• Assisting individuals in all aspects of daily living
• Assisting individuals in community integration and activity participation
• Implementation of Lifestyle and Behavioral Plans of Care
• Following nursing directives
• Daily documentation on the progress and status of the supported individuals
High school diploma or GED preferred but not required
Shifts available in Barrington, Bristol, Cranston, East Providence, Middletown, Riverside, Tiverton, and Warren
• Full Time (35 hours or more)
• Part Time (Less than 35 hours)
• Sub Status (Fill in shifts, when necessary)
• First Shift (Generally 7:00 am to 3:00 pm)
• Second Shift (Generally 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
• Overnight Shift (Generally 11:00 pm to 7:00 am)