Want to Change Lives?

When you come to Leake & Watts, you join a powerful culture of giving and caring. We meet individuals and families on their own terms and work with them to rise to their own successes. Each employee is here to make a difference as part of the whole. Come join us!

Ten Great Reasons to Work at Leake & Watts

Employee Rewards & Perks

We believe in showing our deeply felt appreciation of our employees by recognizing outstanding performance and by personally recognizing each employee every year.

Annual Service Awards

Honoring employees for service at Leake & Watts of 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, and more.

Employee Recognition Month

Every March we celebrate our employees.

Education Incentive

When you earn a new license or a degree, you are rewarded with a salary increase.


Each year, we help you celebrate your birthday with a $25 gift card.

Annual Fun Day

Each spring, employees and their families are invited to a day of food and entertainment.

Support Professionals Day

We celebrate each other on this national recognition day.

Our Team Members Say It Best

Employee Awards Ceremony

Each May, we recognize excellence in performance by individuals nominated by their peers for the following awards:

  • Two Employees of the Year
  • Manager of the Year
  • Annual Core Values Award Winners
Employee Excellence Award Winners
  • Laurine Davis, Guidance Counselor, Biondi School: Employee Excellence Award for Respect
  • Karen Banks, Teacher, Brownell School: Employee Excellence Award for Achievement
  • Jason Burton, Maintainer, General Services: Employee Excellence Award for Safety
  • Shannique Leung, Administrative Assistant, I/DD Services: Employee Excellence Award for Responsibility
  • Stephen Matos, Travel & Medical Coordinator, Passage of Hope: Award for Managerial Excellence

L to R: Jason Burton, Vincent Cohen, Brian White, Karen Banks, Ian Prendergast, Shannique Leung, Kamel Lyons, Laurine Davis, Diana Batista-Garcia, Stephen Matos, Michelle Flores.

Let’s Grow Together Program (RTC) – Employee Excellence Award: Innovation
  • Vincent Cohen, Assistant Residential Director
  • Ian Prendergast, Program Administrator
  • Brian White, Program Administrator
  • Kamel Lyons, Program Administrator
Employees of the Year Awards

From among all the award nominees, the following individuals were selected to receive the two Employees of the Year Awards:

  • Michelle Flores, Administrative Coordinator, Clinic Department
  • Diana Batista-Garcia, FTC Training Facilitator, Family Foster Care

Employee Satisfaction Survey

In recognition of the importance of employee satisfaction to a job well done, we solicit feedback from each individual every year and then use the results to continually improve our practices and policies.

Leake & Watts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is our policy to provide equal opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, alienage, marital status, partnership status, familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, conviction status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.