Employee Benefits and Perks

The Center has made significant efforts to enhance the compensation and overall benefits for its employees. Below are some key highlights of the improved employment offerings at the Center:



  • Our frontline staff hourly rates range from $17 - $23.65 (including differentials).
  • Enhancements: provided annually for the last six years (not guaranteed).
  • Generous paid holidays (14) and Paid Time Off (PTO) packages (3 - 6 weeks annually depending on hours) with buy back options.
  • $1,000 Sign-On Bonus and $1,500 Employee Referral Bonus.
  • 403 (b) Retirement Contributions: 0.25% employer match for every 1% an employee contributes, up to a 1.25% maximum match at a 5% employee contribution. Annual employer contributions given: 6% in 2022 and 1.5% in 2023 (not guaranteed each year).



  • Paid training, career development and tuition reimbursement: development opportunities available and $5,000 annual tuition assistance allowance available.
  • Longevity: 30% of Center employees have been employed at the Center for 10 plus years.
  • Promotional Opportunities: 70% of promotions filled internally.
  • Defensive Driver Program: Access to a free 6-hour online course, allows for lower personal insurance premium.
  • NADSP E-Badge Professional Credentialing: Access to a prestigious, nationally recognized professional development program. Successful graduates receive rewards up to $3,250 and a cumulative base pay rate enhancement for $0.25 for DSP-1, $0.25 for DSP-2, and $0.50 for DSP-3.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program: Free Babbel accounts, aiding in the advancement of English language skills for professional and personal growth.
  • The College of Direct Support Program: Advance your career with access to top-tier training courses at discounted rates. 



  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage with 24/7 Access to Doctors/Nurses.
  • Benefits Waiver Program: $1,710 family plan or $560 individual plan annual stipend.
  • Voluntary Benefits: Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Legal, Pet, ID Theft, Short-term Disability and Whole Life Insurance.
  • Employer Paid Group Life Insurance and Group Long-term Disability Insurance.
  • Virgin Pulse Wellness Program and Various Discount Opportunities: through Plum Benefits and Verizon Wireless.



  • Heart of the Center Program: Unique financial mutual assistance initiative providing support during difficult life events, fostering a caring workplace community.
  • Employee of the Month Program: Recognize exceptional employees with a celebration, an exclusive agency branded sweatshirt, a $100 reward and a recognition certificate.
  • Support with Dignity Program: Employees nominate others for exemplifying our three pillars - Respectful Interactions, Promoting Independence and Purposeful, Person-Centered Activities. Approved nominations receive a $10 gift card, no limit.