Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is The Kennedy Center associated with the Washington, DC Kennedy Center or the famous Massachusetts Kennedy family?
A: No. The Kennedy Center, Inc. was founded in 1951 by a group of parents who hoped that their children would have the same opportunities as all other children regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Named for Bridgeport resident Evelyn Kennedy, The Kennedy Center has been a driving force in providing advocacy and service to individuals with disabilities since its inception.

Q: Is The Kennedy Center hiring?
A: Yes. Please visit the Current Employment Opportunities section of this Web site to view current positions available.

Q: What types of positions does The Kennedy Center offer?
A: The Kennedy Center has both professional and entry level positions. Positions include direct care staff such as Residential Counselors, Job Coaches and Child Support Associates, as well as, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Employment Specialists, Finance and Human Resources. Internships are also available for college students. Positions are mainly located within the greater Bridgeport, Connecticut area. Please visit our current career opportunities for a detailed listing of these opportunities.

Q: How long does it take for someone to contact me about my submission for employment?
A: Only applicants who are deemed most qualified will be contacted for further consideration. Due to the large volume of resumes and applications we receive, we ask that you do not inquire via telephone about the status of your application. You can be assured that if you do not hear from us that your resume/application will be held for one year for future consideration.

Q: How many jobs can I apply for at one time?
A: Only one resume/application is required to apply for available positions. Should you be deemed most qualified a recruiter will contact you to discuss current opportunities.

Q: Is an employment application required or will my resume be enough?
A: Your resume will be enough for consideration. An application will be requested should you be contacted for an interview.

Q: Do I need to have the degree that the job posting states or will my experience make up for it?
A: The degree attainment is necessary to qualify for the position. Experience is not substituted for a degree unless specifically stated as such in the description requirements section. The agency's pilot program allows external candidates with 7 years of experience and a high school diploma or 5 years experience and an associate's degree to apply for positions that normally require a bachelor's degree.

Q: What is the salary range for the position?
A: We do not release full ranges for our positions on the Web site. If you are contacted as a candidate for a position, the minimum for the range will be disclosed and a potential expected salary for the position may be released to you.