Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training



Looking Upwards Looking to Hire 15



Looking Upwards, Inc., a non-profit agency that assists adults with developmental disabilities and children with diverse needs to live more fulfilling lives, has partnered with netWORKri, a division of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, to recruit more staff. Full- and part-time positions are available.

A job recruitment to fill at least 15 vacancies will be held Wednesday, November 28th at the Wakefield netWORKri Center at 4808 Tower Hill Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Positions are available to work with children and youths in after-school and weekend Home Based Therapeutic services and during school hours in the School Inclusion program. Job opportunities are also available to work with adults in residential services. Adult positions start at $10.48 per hour and children's positions are often part-time and start at $14 per hour. Full-time employees are offered a generous benefits package. Looking Upwards provides comprehensive staff training and career development opportunities. Applicants must be at least 19, have a valid drivers' license with a good driving record, and a high school diploma or GED. Those attending the recruitment on Wednesday should dress for a formal interview and bring a résumé.

"We carefully match the personality and experience of employees with the people participating in services to make sure everyone is successful," noted Eileen Echevarria, Recruitment and Personnel Coordinator. Looking Upwards provides long-term support for 122 adults and annually serves 187 children and youths.

The Department of Labor and Training's netWORKri centers offer a wide array of employment and training services, and will customize recruitments, screen and interview applicants for any employer at no charge. The Employer Service Representatives at each netWORKri center will meet one-on-one with employers to provide information on grants or tax credits to train their existing workforce or how to best fill vacancies. NetWORKri is ready to assist anyone, whether the goal is a first job, a better job or a career change. Offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. For more information and directions to the netWORKri centers, visit www.networkri.org or call toll-free 1-888-616-JOBS (TDD: 401-462-8006).


About the RI Department of Labor and Training

The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.