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Open Sky Community Services DDS Residential Program - Relief Per Diem - Blackstone Valley in Massachusetts


USD $16.50/Hr.

Description and Responsibilities

Are you looking for a rewarding position that provides flexibility to work with your personal, work or school schedule?

Join our Relief Team!

The Relief position will give you an opportunity to gain experience and make a difference in someones life while working with people with Mental Health challenges and Developmental Disabilities.

Open Sky supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who are referred by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Our mission is to provide homes that are safe, nurturing, and address the individual’s personal needs and preferences. Every individual in an Open Sky residential program is encouraged to play an active role in community life, whether it be by volunteering, taking classes, participating in group outings, or joining a health club. Our dedicated staff ensures that individuals have the necessary supports and skills to build a successful and satisfying life in the community and enable the individuals we serve to lead meaningful and active lives.

Relief Counselors play a significant role in our mission to enhance the well-being of those we serve by providing direct support care, ensure daily living needs are met while maintaining a safe yet inspiring atmosphere.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing individualized, person-centered treatment plans and play a lead role in the daily implementation plans.

  • Assist individuals to access and/or provide transportation.

  • Implement activities that create opportunities for the development of valued roles and personal relationships in the community.

  • Review and complete all required documentation.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.

  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.

  • Reliability, willingness to learn, and being open to new opportunities.

About Us

At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.

At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.

As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.

Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!

Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities

  • Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)

  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match

  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)

  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • And more!

    Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

Job ID2023-8635