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Caregiver - Independent Living

Location: Ridgefield, CT, United States
Schedule: 1st shift & 2nd shift, weekend availability

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At Ability Beyond, you can be accepted, celebrated, & impactful!

Location(s): Several programs available across Danbury, Bethel, New Milford, and Ridgefield

Hours: Evening and overnight - at least one weekend day availability required.

Pay Rate: $17.75/ hour



  • Empower individuals to achieve greater independence in residential and community settings
  • Assisting with transportation needs for individuals to and from appointments.
  • Immersing individuals into the community to participate in work and volunteer activities such as Special Olympics
  • Assisting with positive behavior reinforcement, goal planning, and socialization skills
  • Ensure proper electronic and physical documentation of daily individualized case notes.
  • Collaborating with an interdisciplinary team that includes nurses, behaviorists, & nutritionists!


  • Extensive paid training and certification program
  • Generous benefit package (medical, dental, vision, pet insurance)
  • Paid time off (increases over years of service)
  • Self-directed retirement plan options (403B)
  • PSLF loan forgiveness eligibility
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program including mental health resources.
  • Ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging initiatives
  • Accredited certification programs in direct care, leadership, and other specialties
  • Employee mentorship program
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • A culture of appreciation, respect, and teamwork


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  •  Valid driver’s license is required.
  • An interest in mental illness, psychology, and behaviors a plus!
  • This is a more independent role - requires someone who takes initiative and enjoys building 1:1 relationship.

To see a day in the life of our Ability Beyond workforce, check out this video: 

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