working at looking upwards

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. We offer job opportunities throughout Rhode Island. 

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 

Employee Benefits - Generous benefits for eligible employees include:

  • Health & prescription insurance
  • Vision & dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Extended sick time
  • Holiday pay
  • 401k for retirement 
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account (healthcare & dependent care)
  • Direct deposit

Our employees tell us what is important to them. Every year we survey our employees asking why they stay. They tell us they value working at Looking Upwards for many reasons.
They say it feels good to be an employee where there is a sincere commitment to providing the best possible services for the children, families and adults participating in Looking Upwards’ programs.    
Our employees like coming to work at a place where the atmosphere is cooperative and where camaraderie and friendships naturally develop.
Yet, the number one reason employees give for why they stay is that they appreciate the opportunity we offer to engage in meaningful work.

We are committed to creating a rewarding workplace. From the moment people enter our office they often mention they can feel it. There is a sense of openness here and Looking Upwards’ staff members seems to truly enjoy their work. What they’re noticing stems from our genuine commitment to our employees.

Open Communication - We are active in creating a workplace that fosters open communication. From the training of our supervisors, to the ways we bring our staff members into decision making and to the yearly employee satisfaction survey that helps us set our human resource goals, we listen.

Professional Development and Growth - We provide exceptional training and opportunities for leadership development and advancement.
As a Looking Upwards employee, you will participate in a wide range of learning experiences to promote your growth. Our employees tell us that what they learn on the job, they are able to use to enrich many aspects of their lives. They also tell us that the training we offer prepares them well to provide quality services.
We actively develop the leadership potential of every employee. As they emerge, leadership opportunities are always announced first to our employees. A high percentage of our leadership team began their careers providing direct service at Looking Upwards. This is an organization where an employee can grow.
Diversity - We value diversity and appreciate how all of our experiences enrich our work and each other. As an organization that promotes respect for the individuality of each person, it comes naturally to us to encourage and welcome diversity in our staff. We also believe that our diverse workforce enriches the lives of those participating in our services.
Looking Upwards is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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Contact us: If you have questions, please reach out to our Recruitment Coordinator, Diane Silva, at (401) 871-0667 or email Diane