[Multiple Shifts Available]

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, clients’ homes, and their communities.


The Carroll Center is looking for a compassionate Resident Assistant who is a leader, can  build positive relationships with and support the clients they serve, and create a safe living environment in which clients have the opportunity to be themselves and grow socially.

Position Summary

The RA is one of leadership and service.  This role supports clients in the dormitories, provides excellent care and a safe environment for the clients as they transition to residential living during their program.  This includes oversight of client evening/weekends activities, maintaining an active and accessible presence in the dormitory to facilitate client engagement, building relationships, checking on well-being, managing physical conditions , serving evening/weekend meals, monitoring all interactions with clients throughout each shift, communicating with families and solving problems or emergencies that may arise. Also, the RA will write brief shift reports, and effectively communicate with staff as needed. The overnight shift includes a meal,  a single room during your shift and time to sleep.

Shifts Available:

Evening and overnight, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M.

Weekend day shifts, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.


  • Prospective applicants must be at least 20 years old
  • High School Diploma, some college preferred.
  • Ability to complete First Aid/CPR certification (provided).
  • Experience with individuals with disabilities is a plus.
  • The ability to work 1 to 2 shifts per week that includes a weekend shift, preferred.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below). Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law. The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Our mission and impact shines brightly on all.