Careers at Cushing

If helping others is your passion, we’d love to talk with you.

“Working at Cushing is life-changing. I leave every day feeling like I made a real difference.”

Your Journey Starts Here

We are always looking for kind, compassionate, creative people – and below are a few of our most popular careers. You can check for occasional job listings on Indeed, or fill out an application for any of the positions below.

  • Day Habilitation Direct Care Instuctors

    Like to be on the go? Instructors support individuals with their individualized goals, with a focus on getting out into the community. Weekdays, in either Hanover or Braintree.

  • Direct Support Professionals

    If you love a home setting, this might be the perfect job for you! Assist our adult individuals with daily living, such as cooking, medications and chores, in a home setting. Includes nights and weekends; available at various locations on the South Shore.

  • Job Coaches

    Love helping people succeed? Job coaches help train and prepare our participants for employment in the community. Weekdays, in either Hanover or Braintree.

  • Nurses

    Have a nursing degree? Apply to be a nurse in our Hanover or Braintree locations – day, evening, and per diem shifts.

  • Residential Life Skills Instructors

    If you like to be hands on, work directly with students to teach them basic life skills through fun and enjoyable activities. Includes weekends; full and part time options in various locations on the South Shore.

  • Residential Support Managers

    Like to facilitate with a team? Work in a group home – coordinating and supervising staff, schedules and programs. Full time; at various locations on the South Shore.

  • Special Education Teachers

    Are you a licensed special ed teacher with severe disabilities experience? Come enjoy small classes, low staff to student ratios, and a supportive environment. Weekdays; full time in Hanover or Braintree.

  • 1 to 1 Staff

    Like true connections? Work 1 to 1 with a student who requires extra support in educational, vocational or residential environments. Varied schedules and locations available.

  • Teaching Assistants

    Assist the classroom teacher with the implementation of student programs, behavior protocols, and general classroom supervision. Weekdays, in either Hanover or Braintree.

“There is a reason why some staff at Cushing have been here for 15, 20 – even 30 years. Once you’re here, you’re hooked!”


At Cushing Centers, you'll experience a community of like-minded, kind people with whom you will build life-long relationships. Additional benefits include:

Competitive Pay
(plus incentive bonuses and overtime pay)

Generous vacation and sick day packages

Competitive Medical Coverage

Flexible Spending

Dental Coverage

Short and Long Term Disability

Life and AD&D Insurance, plus optional additional coverage

401K Match – Coming Soon

Applying is Easy!

  • Interview

    Our hiring team will review your application, and be in touch.

  • Selection

    Cushing offers 4 days* of orientation and training – learning the skills needed to be successful at the job and enhance the quality of life for those people we serve.

*Cushing also offers continued learning and professional development throughout your career.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in its provision of services to its clients and in its employment practices. Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. will not refuse, withhold or limit the provision of any services to any present or prospective client, or make any employment decision regarding any current or prospective employee, based solely on that individual’s race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age sex, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or citizenship status. Cardinal Cushing Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Early Education and Care, and the Department of Developmental Services. We also work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Take The Next Step

Send us your resume and tell us your interests - we will work to find a job that's perfect for you!