Career Development at Benhaven Residence

View career opportunities »Benhaven Residence is seeking skilled and committed candidates.

Benhaven employees enjoy a stable work place with opportunities to work hard, have fun, and be rewarded professionally and personally.

Benhaven Residence is unique in a number of ways:

  • Consistent leadership: Some senior staff have been with the agency since its founding in 1972.
  • Emphasis on professionalism at all levels: All staff are expected to meet standards,
    be accountable to their roles, and receive coordinated supervision and hands-on training.
  • Low rate of turnover among direct care professional staff: Numerous staff members now in management and other professional positions started in entry level positions with Benhaven.
  • A tiered professional development process: Our system provides opportunities for advancement and increased pay at each level.
  • A supportive work environment: Staff cite their reasons for working at Benhaven as enjoyment of the work, quality training and supportive supervision.

Staff Training and Feedback

Benhaven Residence is committed to staff training and feedback. Some examples of our specialized training include:

  • Principles of teaching people with autism and developmental disabilities
  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Visual supports
  • Communication systems
  • Physical and psychological management training
  • Guided practice (on-site observation, demonstration and coached performance)
  • Team process and team membership

Employees who have demonstrated good written, programmatic, interpersonal, and leadership skills have risen to positions of management at Benhaven.


187 Half Mile Road
North Haven, CT 06473

Administrative Offices

tel (203) 239.6425
fax (203) 239.1318