Best Places to Work Press Release - April 2008 Perspectives Corporation ranks 3rd in RI Best Places to Work Competition (also ranked 3rd in 2006 & 2007!!)
Providence Business News ranks the winners for the 2008 Best Places to Work in RI contest , ranking Perspectives Corporation third.
Perspectives Corporation is the largest human service agency in Rhode Island, employing approximately 790 people. Perspectives Corporation supports adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness and physical challenges. The agency main offices are located in North Kingstown with an additional 35 locations throughout the state of RI.
Individuals are supported in a variety of settings. Residential programs support individuals in their homes, whether it be in their own house or apartment or in one of our 32 group homes. Our vocational programs focus on assisting people in their community-based job. Transitional School Services provide a bridge between school services and home by helping people and their families plan for the future by enhancing strengths and building skills necessary for a gratifying and enriching life after high school.
The Best Companies Group, along with its partner, Modern Think, ask employers and employees alike about their enterprises, and the reports told which businesses had the best practices and the most satisfied workers. Perspectives Corporation ranked within the large companies and placed third among other winners, Blue Cross, Cox Communications and Citizens Bank.
Perspectives Corporation prides itself on focusing on its employees in three main areas:
- Opportunities for employees are improved by offering extensive training programs and by promoting from within the agency.
- A comprehensive reward and recognition program is in place to motivate employees at every level.
- Advocacy of higher wages, competitive benefits and professionalizing the position of Direct Support Professionals.
Perspectives Corporation would like to thank its dedicated employees who make the agency a fun, invigorating and rewarding place to work.
Who we are
Perspectives is a multifaceted, dynamic agency that has been providing support to people with disabilities since 1977. While our Main Office is located in North Kingstown, we support adults and children throughout the State of Rhode Island. Our creativity, flexibility, and commitment to providing excellent services have helped to make us one of the largest human service agencies in the State of Rhode Island.
Commitment to Quality
We expect professionalism and high standards of performance from our employees in all aspects of their job. The role of the direct support professional is to facilitate growth through teaching, modeling, and providing emotional support. We invest in the professional development of our staff through training and education, and we have a commitment to promote from within the organization.
At Perspectives, we listen to people's dreams, see people's gifts, and assume unlimited potential. We constantly ask: how can this be better? We share power with the people we serve. We support them to find and own the power to reach their dreams. We assume that we all will change and grow together and that the best way to learn what we need to know is by doing it and learning from each other as we go.
Perspectives is a private agency whose purpose is to help people with disabilities participate in and contribute to community life.