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FAQs on Employment

How do I check on my application? How long will it take for someone to get back to me regarding my application?

CRI will mail out a postcard to you, informing you that we have received your application/resume. If you meet the needs of one of the programs, someone will be in contact with you. No phone calls please.

How do I get to Community Residences?

We have directions to the Main Office in Southington as well as our Training Center in Newington.

What are the prerequisites for jobs with CRI?

For most direct care positions at CRI, there are three basic requirements: a high school diploma (or the equivalent), a valid driver license and the ability to lift and transfer 70-75 lbs. Experience is always preferred, but is not a requirement. Any exceptions will be listed in the job description.

How long is my application kept on file?

All applications are kept on file for 12 months.

What types of jobs are available at CRI?

CRI has continuous recruitment, meaning we are always accepting applications. We primarily recruit for direct care positions (called Residential Instructors) and LPNs, but we also recruit for clinicians, social workers, RN's, and various supervisory positions on occasion. We have full-time, part-time, and substitute positions available.

 FAQs on Benefits

When will I be eligible to enroll in benefits?

  • For medical and dental benefits, you must be full-time (have a permanent 32+ hours per week work schedule); you will be eligible to enroll the first of the month following 90 days of employment.
  • For voluntary benefits, which include life insurance, short term disability and cancer insurance, enrollment takes place annually on February 1st.
  • For the 401(k) plan, you must be 18 years of age and have 6 months of service. Enrollment takes place on January 1st and July 1st.

Are there any benefits that are 100% paid for by Community Residences, Inc.?

Yes. The company provides long term disability, basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. You will be eligible for these types of benefits the first of the month following 90 days of employment.

What is Paid Time Off (PTO) and when can I begin using it?

Paid Time Off is an accumulation of sick, vacation and personal time. Full and part-time employees scheduled for 10 to 40 hours each week may begin using this time 120 days after date of hire.

What are the company's paid holidays each year?

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Do you offer Direct Deposit?

Yes, for the convenience of our employees, direct deposit of your paycheck is available.

Do you have tuition reimbursement?

Those CRI employees, who have completed probation, i.e. have successfully worked for the agency for 6 months or more, and work a minimum of 20 hrs per week may be eligible for college tuition reimbursement. Tuition reimbursement will be for the course work that will directly benefit clients served by the agency. The amount of tuition reimbursement made available to CRI staff will depend on the agency budget for this fund, and the number of employees applying for the reimbursement. 

 FAQs on Training

How do I get to the CRI Center of Professional Development?

The Center is located at 205 Kelsey St, Suite 12, Newington, CT. Directions.

What is the phone number there?

The number for the Newington Training Center is 860-878-6858. Visit our training section for more information about the CRI Center for Professional Development

Do I need to have all of my certifications (CPR, First Aid, PMT) to get a job with CRI?

No. CRI provides all trainings that we require for employment.

What kind of training will I receive from CRI? How long is the training process?

CRI trains all employees on the policies and procedures of CRI and the licensing agencies we work with, including DCF and DDS. We also train our employees in CPR, First Aid, PMT and med administration certification. Our DCF programs receive specialized training on at-risk youth. In addition, CRI offers on-going in-house training, client specific training, supervisory training as well as other professional development opportunities.

I already have some certifications. Do I still need to take all of CRI's training?

Yes. CRI requires their employees to complete all training regardless of whether or not your training is current. 

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