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Rhode Island


Career Developer

Rhode Island


If you are seeking rewarding, purposeful work and want to be part of a growing team of professionals, come join Perspectives Corporation's Employment Department; Rhode Island's top performing employment team supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their career goals!


The Career Developer assists individuals with choosing, preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment. More specifically, the Career Developer works directly with individuals to discuss options and goals, develop and maintain relationships with the Office of Rehabilitation Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, employers and other community members, locate barriers to employment and work with individuals to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers, hold or locate meetings and workshops to develop work skills, facilitate assessments and evaluations, role model for direct support professionals, maintain close contact with individuals during job training and placement(s) to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy and prepares and maintain records and reports by monitoring and documenting progress.

The Career Developer is also responsible for promoting a positive image of Perspectives Corporation while creating job opportunities for individuals by researching, identifying and soliciting commitments from possible sources of employment. The Career Developer initiates and cultivates employer relationships through various marketing means. This position requires extensive business development activity, including telephone sourcing and face to face meetings.

Broad Areas of Responsibility

Participating in agency activities, serving on committees, and communicating the agency’s values and principles to others; coordinating and monitoring effective clinical supports and developing effective multidisciplinary teams; providing training and mentoring to new and existing employees; writing reports/updates on programming; caregiver contact.

Competency Areas

  • Assessment, Evaluation & Training
  • Job Development
  • Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Support Networks for Individuals
  • Community Relations
  • Program Operations
  • Works Independently and Prioritizes
  • Policies, Procedures and Rule Compliance
  • General Office Work


Minimal Qualifications

  • Post high school education or certificate in a social services, business or related field or equivalent experience
  • Three years of demonstrating excellence in providing supported employment
  • Strong verbal, written and face-to-face communication skills
  • Strong documentation skills, both written and in a computer database
  • Excellent organizational skills to be able to plan effectively, efficiently, and calmly
  • Excellent analytical skills to collect, analyze information, creatively problem solve and make sound decisions
  • Demonstrates excellence in providing Direct Support to individuals served
  • Ability to prepare & engage people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the person-centered planning process
  • Ability to establish rapport and relate sensitively to employers, individuals and their caregivers
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • High energy & motivation to help individuals succeed
  • The ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with others
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and insured vehicle

Desired Qualifications

  • A College Degree or certificate in a human services field or equivalent experience
  • Success in marketing and/or sales of service environment
  • Three years of experience in job development and placement
  • Certification or proof of enrollment in ACRE approved training, CESP, SE101 or an employment specialist program, or PATH and/or Person-centered Thinking Facilitator/Advisor Training
  • Bilingual Spanish/English (read/write/speak both languages) strongly preferred


In addition to a creative and collaborative work environment, Perspectives offers a generous benefits package that includes:

  •  Flexible schedules
  •  Paid training and mentor programs
  •  Employee incentive programs
  •  Generous paid time off
  •  Verizon, AAA and health club discounts
  •  Medical and dental benefits
  •  401k savings plan

... and much more!

 Download our full list of benefits to see all that Perspectives has to offer! (PDF, 250k)


At Perspectives, our strength is our people! We listen to people's ideas, see their talents, and assume unlimited potential. We invest in our employees and support their career development by providing the resources to make it happen!

Here are just a few ways we give back to our dedicated professionals:

  •  Tuition reimbursement
  •  Management "in-training" programs
  •  American Sign Language (ASL) classes
  •  Mindfulness Training
  •  DSP Mentor Program
  •  National DSP (NADSP) Certification
  •  CPR Certification


Perspectives has been bringing creative, compassionate people together all over Rhode Island for over 40 years — and we want your talent to keep the story going!

At Perspectives, we listen to people's dreams, see people's gifts, and assume unlimited potential.

While you support individuals in achieving their goals at home and in the community, you can count on being a part of a talented team that will help you develop your career in a way that works for you.

Here are just a few ways we give back to our dedicated professionals:

  •  Flexible schedules
  •  Paid training and mentor programs
  •  Verizon, AAA and health club discounts
  •  Generous paid time off
  •  Medical and dental benefits
  •  401k savings plan

Want to know what else we offer? See our full benefits listing below.