Employment Benefits

  • Computer Discount Purchase Program: The Option Institute and CDW Computer Centers offer an Employee Purchase Program (EPP) for personal computing purchases. CDW extends the Institute’s volume pricing for personal purchases on any products CDW.com has to offer.
  • Free Banking: Staff are eligible for a complete package of FREE banking services including free Internet banking at Berkshire Bank
  • Gym and Other Services: The Option Institute has a Nautilus equipped gym which staff may use. Staff may also use the Massage Therapist’s services.
  • Health Insurance: The Option Institute offers full time staff twohealth insurance selections, as well as a dental plan.
  • Meal Plan: As we have a full time kitchen, staff are offered the opportunity to buy a discounted monthly three meal or lunch plan.
  • Pension Plan: After one year of service, staff members are enrolled in The Option Institute Pension Plan. Contributions are made to this plan by The Option Institute.
  • 403 (b): a pre-tax retirement plan is available for all employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account: Employees are eligible after six months of employment
  • Voluntary Insurance: Life, Short-Term Disability, Accident and Cancer Insurance are available
  • Program Attendance: Employees may attend our adult weeklong or weekend programs with no tuition charge after six months of employment.
  • Observing Programs: All staff are offered the opportunity, to observe portions of our Adult Programs and to observe the Son-Rise Program play room on a regular basis.

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation Benefits: Full-time employees receive paid vacation and the option to take additional unpaid personal time off. Employees accrue 10 paid vacation days in their first year and long term employees can accrue as many as 35 paid vacation days a year.
  • Employees also receive paid holidays and paid sick leave.

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