October 16, 2014

Employment Benefits

  • 403 (b):a pre-tax retirement plan is available for all employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account:Employees are eligible after six months of employment.
  • Free Banking:Staff are eligible for a complete package of FREE banking services including free internet banking at Berkshire Bank.
  • Fitness Center:The Option Institute has a Nautilus equipped fitness center which staff may use.
  • Health Insurance:The Option Institute offers full time staff two health insurance selections.
  • Heath Reimbursement Account:Minimum deductible is $2,000 and $4,000. The employee pays for the first half and the company will pay for the second half.
  • Life Insurance:In the amount of $10,000 to a beneficiary of your choice. Premium paid by the company.
  • Meal Plan:As we have a full time kitchen, staff are offered the opportunity to buy a discounted monthly 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.
  • Program Attendance:Employees may attend our adult weekend or weeklong 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.
  • Voluntary Insurance:Dental, Vision, Life, Short-Term Disability, and Accident Insurance are available.

Paid Time Off

  • Full-time employees receive paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and two Floating Holidays.
  • All employees also receive paid sick leave, 1 hour for every 30 hours worked up to 40 hours each year, per Massachusetts law.
  • Vacation Benefits: Full-time employees receive paid vacation. Employees may accrue up to 10 paid vacation days in their first year and long term employees can accrue as many as 20 paid vacation days a year.
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