Summer Residential Rehabilitation Assistant (RRA)

[Seasonal, Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm]

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.

Who We Seek

We seek a highly organized individual with strong communication skills to serve as a RRA and provide overall daytime supervision at an offsite Dorm (Lasell University) for CCB summer students participating in residential summer programs with the Departments of Rehabilitation Services or Technology.  These students are blind and vision impaired, with the possibility of additional disabilities (such as autism, hearing loss, physical, cognitive, and more).

Position Summary

The RRA plays a key role in student development, oversees their daily needs and supports their daily routines, as well as ensures a safe, organized and nurturing environment throughout the student’s experience.  Also, the RRA drives students and staff to job sites, CCB campus and other locations, job coaches’, assists with coordination and implementation of residential room organization, engages meal participation; problem-solves; reviews overnight RRA’s shift reports and communicates any concerns to Program Director and relevant staff, and provides emotional support as needed. 

Available Shifts:

Weekday Day 8:00am-5:00pm

Weekday Evening 5:00pm-10:00pm


  • Oversees the student’s participating in summer programs, providing a safe and comfortable environment to those who reside in the dorm.
  • Reviews overnight supervisor shift reports and reports any concerns to the Program Director and other relevant staff. Follow up with students or staff on such reports when needed.
  • Manages paperwork and communication needs to ensure that those working with the students are aware of any needs.
  • Drives items needed for the Carroll Center from local stores to the dorm at Lasell University.
  • Tracks and reports supply needs.
  • Handles student cash needs such as depositing student excess cash into CCB finance office, gathering money from this stash on field trip day.
  • Supports students in their daily routines (e.g., lunch prep instruction, grooming reminders, being on-time for their daily routines including readiness for their employment). 
  • Fosters independence of students in their daily routines.
  • Provides student and staff transportation (including Job Coaches) to job sites, CCB campus, and other locations.
  • Attends weekly field trips to assist with monitoring of students. 
  • Organizes recreation and social activities for the student group when needed.
  • Serves as primary liaison with Lasell University’s staff. 
  • Monitors student health needs with supervision of staff nurse.
  • Reports student training needs (e.g., mobility, grooming) to relevant staff and assists with such training where appropriate.
  • Enforces student behavior guidelines with support from the program Director and other staff.
  • Coaches’ students on their job sites if needed.
  • Assists with set-up of dormitory prior to student arrival.
  • Greets students on their first day and assists with moving into the dorm. Assists with the move-out process.
  • Help ensure student medications are administered and taken on time.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required; some college education and work experience in human services preferred.
  • Must be a minimum of 22 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and oral/written communication skills required.
  • Must be available for the duration of the summer program.
  • First aid and CPR certifications is a plus.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to 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 for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.