Summer Residential Staff Opportunities

[July 1 - August 15, 2024; day, evening, overnight available]

*Overnight shifts include a single room during your shift, and time to sleep.

Are you looking for a fun, exciting, and rewarding job this summer?

Consider spending an unforgettable summer with us!  Along with a caring team, you will work with blind and visually impaired students aged 7 to 21 and create an exciting, fun, life-changing and safe experience, which empowers students to develop socially, academically, and independently.

Who We Seek

We seek enthusiastic and compassionate Resident Assistants (RA) and Residential Rehab Assistants (RRA) motivated to create a positive and safe experience in dormitory living and help students achieve their goals.

Responsibilities - RA, and all RRA positions

  • Dispense medication to students as needed and tend to all medical needs.
  • Read the latest Rehab Nurses’s reports at the beginning of your shift..
  • Complete daily and concise shift report(s) to be available for the next RA on duty. Verbally communicate any on-going concerns or incidents to the Program Manager in a timely manner.
  • Tend to students’ needs throughout the shift.
  • Follow policies and procedures outlined in the Supervisor Training materials and training sessions.
  • Monitor student activities on and off campus as well as the presence of visitors to the residence.
  • Engage students in the process of cleaning and organizing rooms and common areas.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly dorm environment. Perform general safety practices and various cleaning and disinfecting duties to support a clean workplace environment.
  • Monitor and stock basic supplies.


  • Help with dorm set-up prior to student arrival. Greet students on their first day and assist with moving into the dorm. Assist with the move-out process at the end of the program.
  • Dispense medication to students as assigned and tend to all medical needs, under nurse’s guidance.
  • Review overnight RA shift report and students’ individual needs. Communicate individual student needs to others interacting with students during the day.
  • Assist with breakfast and or lunch.
  • Support and foster independence for students in their daily routines (i.e. lunch prep instruction, grooming, time management).
  • Report student training needs (i.e. mobility, grooming) to relevant staff and assist with such training when appropriate.
  • Attend weekly off campus field trips and take head counts on trips.
  • Organize recreation and social activities for students when needed.
  • Drive students to and from different campuses or other destinations as needed.
  • Coordinate student cash needs.
  • Perform other duties or related tasks as assigned.

Weekly RRA Shifts:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-5pm

Qualifications (FOR ALL ROLES)

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must be at least 20 years old.
  • Some college education and related work experience in human services strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, problem-solving, and oral/written communication skills required.
  • (for RA position) Must be available for a minimum of one shift per week for the duration of the program.
  • (for RRA positions) Must be available to commit full time for the duration of the program and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record .

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.