The quality of our services depends on the quality of our staff!

Health and Safety

FREE’s main priority is the well-being of the individuals served and dedicated staff members. We are committed to ensure all essential supplies and services are available to safely care for those we serve while protecting our team members. FREE administrators and medical personnel are available 24/7 to triage health related concerns.

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

Centralized system for registering those we support and our valued team members who consent to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Appreciation Program

FREE recognizes the hard work and dedication of our team members through annual appreciation events, award presentations, employee spotlights and so much more.

Treasure Town

Team members helping team members. Treasure Town helps many of our team members by providing donations during the holidays, back-to-school, and in times of crisis. This initiative is funded by team members voluntary contributions.

Professional Development

There are many opportunities to advance your career at FREE. It is our responsibility to ensure that we provide the support necessary to enhance the knowledge and skills of our team members through training and education. FREE partners with higher learning institutions to offer additional incentives to further the education and professional development of our team members as well as providing tuition assistance.

Diversity

FREE believes in the dignity and worth of all people. We strive to foster an appreciation of, and respect for, the differences among all of us that enrich the world.
Together… Creating the right solution for any need…

We are a committed team striving to meet the needs of the people we support, fellow team members, and the unmet needs of the community. Our dedicated team and mission directly contribute to the company culture we have today which is rooted in transparency, mutual respect, and civility.

Employee Benefits

Wellness Benefits

FREE promotes the health and wellness through education and initiatives that support employees in making healthy choices with their work and home lives. As part of our wellness initiative we offer $100 gym reimbursement for eligible employees.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

FREE’s EAP provides confidential evaluation, solution-focused counseling, screened referrals and follow-up services for a broad spectrum of personal concerns.

Life Insurance

FREE provides you with basic group term life insurance so you can protect those you love from the unexpected. This benefit is 100% employer paid – no cost to you.

Medical Benefits

FREE offers a comprehensive medical and prescription plan. Our dental benefits are bundled with your medical at no additional cost to you.

Paid Vacation and Sick Time

Full and Part-time team members accrue both vacation and sick time.

Retirement and 401(k) Savings Plan

FREE offers many advantages for team members to participate in the plan including: Employer quarterly match and Annual discretionary employer contribution.

Employee Testimonials

What I have appreciated about working at FREE is the opportunity to improve my skills and advance my career. The organization is large enough to offer new positions all the time. There are training and education opportunities that have really helped me move forward.

Lynda Foley
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

I love working at my job because I love the participants and know each one...

Carmen Succar, HS at Day Services West
Carmen has been part of the FREE family since 1994!

This job is challenging at times, but seeing the individuals continuing to improve their skills and move on makes me feel good because I helped them on the process to becoming independent.

Jeanine
FREE Peer Specialist

Career Ladder: Executive Leadership

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) offers many wonderful opportunities to build a career. Many of our leaders started as direct support professionals. You can begin to gain the experience you will need tomorrow by becoming a direct support professional today!
Direct Support Professional
The foundation of our organization, the direct support professional (DSP) is a constant support to the men and women we are privileged to serve. DSP's are exposed to a wide variety of experiences that help to prepare them for careers in the medical, education, mental health, and human services fields.
Shift Leader
A crucial link between program management and the direct support team, the shift leader guides their fellow direct support professionals in supporting each individual's achievement of personal outcomes on a day-to-day basis while retaining direct contact with the men and women we support.
Assistant Manager
Empathetic, charismatic, and willing to roll up their sleeves, the assistant manager is a vital resource to both the residential manager and the direct support team. The assistant manager is responsible for implementing daily activities and shares responsibility for overseeing the residence and the direct support team.

Preferred:

  • Associate's Degree
Residential Manager
The residential manager is the leader within each residence, and ensures that all of the needs of the people supported in the program are met. The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this role include staff management, financial management, project management, and managing relationships with others.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's Degree
Operations Director
The bridge between program management and senior management, operations directors (ODs) are responsible for the management and supervision of multiple residential facilities to ensure efficient and effective utilization of effective communication and consistency with policies and procedures.
Assistant Vice President
The assistant vice president (AVP) is responsible for the development of management strategies to meet division-wide goals, and is a primary contributor to the development of the organization’s strategic plan. A member of the leadership team, the AVP leads and inspires a shared vision based on their experience and knowledge.

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree
Vice President
Reporting directly to one of the chief executives of the organization, the vice president is responsible for a particular division. The vice president plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the strategic direction of their respective division and is an active participant in the strategic planning process of the agency.
Senior Vice President
The senior vice president (SVP) reports to the president of the organization and serves as a member of senior management. The SVP ensures that the proper resources are in place to fulfill the agency's mission by managing existing resources, understanding our field's direction and cultivating new opportunities for those we support.

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