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Employment Opportunities

At Looking Upwards you’ll gain valuable skills while working in an atmosphere of respect and support. If you are looking for the opportunity to engage in meaningful work at a company that values its employees, Looking Upwards may be the right match for you.

Our employees are committed to making a difference in people’s lives. They work in a variety of roles:

  • assisting children with special healthcare needs to develop new skills
  • supporting adults with developmental disabilities to live fulfilling lives
  • providing counseling and therapeutic services
  • leading teams
  • providing administrative support


Current Positions October 2017
Full-time, Part-time & Substitute Positions

Residential/Day/Community Based Family Supports

JOB TITLE:   Direct Support Professional 1st & 2nd shifts as well as awake overnights available. Full-time, part-time and substitute positions.
SUMMARY:   Enjoy meaningful work, assisting individuals within their home and community on activities that will promote growth and independence.
LOCATIONS:   Throughout Rhode Island

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director
SUMMARY:   Assist the Residential Director with the overall operation of the home. Work with all staff in developing an environment that will promote growth and independence for all individuals served.
LOCATION:   Middletown


Part Time HBTS
Find a rewarding experience working with a child. This position supports children in collaboration with their families to increase their knowledge and skills in all areas of daily living. The hours are after school hours Mon. – Fri. & Saturdays and Sundays. The shifts run 3-4 hours long.
Part Time PASS
Find a rewarding experience working with a child. Individual will be responsible for providing support in the home and community related to social, safety, and daily living skills as defined in a non-therapeutic service plan. Applicant should be reliable, can work independently, and has some experience with children with special health care needs. Must be 18 years or older and pass a National Criminal Background Check. Must drive and have own transportation. College students, who major in social work/human services/psychology education/special education, are encouraged to inquire. Pay rate is $10.00-12.73 per hour depending on experience and education.
Children are supported throughout Rhode Island.