WHO WE ARE
Established in 1972, CO-OP has undergone many changes – most notably the growth and development of wide-ranging new programs and services to address the needs of local citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries. Throughout all of these changes, we have relied on the support of our many local partners and resources to help fulfill the agency’s goal of full community inclusion for all of us.
Today, CO-OP serves adults and transition-age students through a diverse menu of programs and clinical services, including residential and employment supports and a variety of day program activities. All of our services build upon individual strengths, interests, and cultural experiences – and enhance skills that help promote community participation.
Support Cooperative Production
CO-OP relies on the support of families, friends, and countless others to help provide person-centered, quality services to hundreds of individuals with disabilities every day. Your unrestricted gifts, memorial contributions, and your generous participation in our fundraising efforts directly benefit the people we serve.
What We Do
CO-OP’s day and residential programs are person-centered, embracing the vision, interests, and support needs of each individual as valued members of the community. Services are generally available to adults and transition-aged high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries. CO-OP’s funding partners include Mass Health, the Department of Developmental Services, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, other state agencies, and local school systems.
All agency programs provide access to a wide range of clinical resources, including nursing and healthcare services, occupational, physical, and speech therapies; counseling and behavioral support; and assistive technology to help ensure the greatest level of personal fulfillment and community participation possible.
WHY CHOOSE US?
WE ARE HIRING
CO-OP assists individuals with developmental and other disabilities to become valued members of their communities. Our services are person-centered, embracing the vision, interests, and support needs of each person.
CO-OP is committed to the principle of equal opportunity without regard to disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.
Are you interested in helping people reach their goals—both big and small? If so, CO-OP offers flexible full-time and part-time employment opportunities. We offer a competitive wage and salary package, on-the-job training, generous time off, and opportunities for advancement. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary for most entry-level and relief staff positions. On-going training is provided to all CO-OP employees.
- 13 paid days off for full-time positions
- 12 paid holidays
- Paid new hire training
- Flexible Spending Account
- Dependent Care Account
- 403(b) Savings Plan
- Tuition Reimbursement*
- Medical Insurance*
- Dental Insurance*
- Vision Insurance*
- Life Insurance/AD&D*
* For employees working 30 hours or more.