Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. is hiring qualified staff to work with Adults with Intellectual and other developmental disabilities. We have Direct Support and Professional level positions available. Please check out our Career page for more information. We are also currently offering a hiring bonus and a referral bonus.
Because of rising concerns with Covid and the new Delta variant, RSL and our Board of Directors have decided to postpone our upcoming Golf Tournament. We hold the safety of the people we support, our staff, our sponsors, and everyone involved to the highest degree, and feel this is the right move at this time. We hope to reschedule in the Spring and can count on you to come join the fun when things are safer. Thank you for understanding and please reach out to Lea Clapp if you have any questions whatsoever.
Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. plans to honor our Direct Support and Administrative Staff who have demonstrated the sprit and purpose of Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. in 2020. We have had to postpone the annual staff breakfast and awards ceremony due to Covid-19. But are working on a virtual awards day to honor our staff and their hard work. A call for nominations was sent via email to all RSL, Inc,. Also hard copies of each form were sent to all locations. Additional forms are available at the main office or by contacting your supervisor. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday September 17, 2021. If you have any questions about how to nominate a peer or supervisor you may contact human resources. Nominations must be from an active employee of RSL, Inc.
A virtual celebration will be scheduled soon to honor the employee of the year and service awards for all staff who have reached years of service milestones.
Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. celebrates with our Direct Support Staff National DSP week. September 13-17 in a national week of recognition for some of our most dedicated employees. Our direct support professionals have chosen a career that is both rewarding and difficult. Since the onset of Covid-19 our employees have taken even more steps to provide essential supports to our individuals in the group homes, supported living, and Starpoint our day program. These essential healthcare hero’s have worked many hours in difficult situations to support the Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc mission. This week some small tokens of our appreciation will be delivered to staff using Covid-19 precautions. There will be some additional information on our Facebook page about the events of the week. We want to celebrate our staff the safest way possible so that we can keep both our DSP and the individuals we support safe. Thank you to all of our Direct Support Staff you truly are our mission statement in action.
Jennifer Helton, President/CEO
This November Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. is celebrating 50 years of service to Alamance and Caswell counties. In 1971 the non profit was formed and began providing services to adults with developmental disabilities. As a result, RSL opened the first community based group home in the state.
Services has continued to grow and we are more than just residential services. Apartments in independent living and an adult day program expanded the array of services. In order to celebrate an in person event is planned for November 2021 as COVID-19 will allow. More information will be available about this event in the coming months.
REFERRAL AND HIRING BONUSES
Beginning MAY 1, 2021, RSL will offer a REFERRAL BONUS of $300 to employees who refer a person for employment who is offered a job, meets background requirements, and successfully completes the 6-month orientation period of work. $150 will be paid to the referring employee when the applicant completes the initial orientation training and begins work. An additional $150 will be paid to the referring employee when the applicant successfully completes the 6-month orientation work period. The bonus payments will be added to the paychecks of the referring employee for the pay periods in which the events occur.
In addition, on MAY 1, 2021, RSL will begin offering a HIRING BONUS of $300 to newly hired employees. $150 will be paid to the new employee when the applicant completes the initial orientation training and begins work. An additional $150 will be paid to the new employee when he/she successfully completes the 6-month orientation work period. The bonus will be added to the successful employee’s paycheck for the pay period in which the event occurs.
Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc main office on 408 West Trade Street, Burlington, NC is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. We continue to use Covid precautions and sanitize our office daily. We are open to support our families. However, please remember that we continue to offer and use virtual opportunities. Also, will continue to review our operations and update you on our hours of operation during the pandemic. This will remain in effect until May 31, 2021 and we continue operate our office at 50% capacity in house. We feel this is the best option to keep our staff and the individuals we support safe.
Here at RSL the people we support are our first priority. Safety is everything and during the past year we have worked to keep people safe. Visits are very important to our individuals and their families. This is why it has been a top priority to offer visitation when safe. Effective April 1, 2021 Visitation will open in Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. group homes. We mailed out a letter and guidelines for families to set up their visits. Families may now call and make requests to schedule a visit in accordance with our safety precautions and guidelines. Also, we have worked very hard to offer vaccinations. Vaccines for staff and the individuals we support allow us to lessen visitation restrictions. Additionally, we thank everyone for their patience and we hope to continue small steps to normalcy as Covid-19 numbers decline in the surrounding community.
I am not sure of the right words to say when I am sad, angry, and upset. Honestly, those who know me best know I have to sleep on a decision. Unfortunately like many of you, I have been unable to sleep or unable to rest. But I feel conversations and statements need to happen regardless of the emotions I am feeling. The events of the past few months with COVID-19, and the stress this has caused the people we support, our staff, and the families of those we support has exhausted me. I have seen a wonderful group of people rise to the occasion and support. You have worked countless hours and provided a safe place for our individuals. I appreciate your dedication and hard work.
Now we are experiencing another trauma and even greater stress with the recent events of police brutality and the death of Mr. George Floyd. His death is not a single event but another link in the chain of tragedies that have happened across the nation. It is beyond our community walls and has spread greatly over time. This did not just happen overnight. I see so much hurt in this country and so many opportunities for conversation that need to happen. I want to allow those conversations to happen within our organization.
Many may feel that I cannot relate to the current tensions facing our community. But, I can see that people are hurting. I can feel that this is wrong. As the leader of this organization I can acknowledge your hurt and pain. Yes, I am uncomfortable with the events that are occurring across our country. I want to understand and learn what can be done to make changes happen. I want to stand together and tell you how we can make this happen for Ralph Scott LIfeservices, Inc.
We are fortunate to have people within our organization that can teach us and help us as an organization to work toward changing and making a difference so healing can take place. We are forming a group of leaders to have meaningful and difficult conversations to include cultural competency, diversity, and equality. We want to understand and support during the difficulties both now and those that lie ahead.
I want to be clear that Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. is committed at all levels of this organization to standing together, to listening, to learning, and to continue to provide quality supports. Together I want to improve the lives of our staff and the individuals we support. As an organization we stand against racism, discrimination, and social injustices and will not tolerate them in our workplace. We will work to improve our role in making necessary changes in our workplace, our community, and for our staff, as well as, the people we support.
Jennifer E. Helton, CEO