Join Our Team

The Nest Coffee House is an equal opportunity employer and encourages young adult applicants with autism and other neurodiversities to join our team.

We believe that when individuals of all backgrounds, gender identities, race, or religions come together it creates a richer world for us all.  Opportunity definitely brews confidence at The Nest Coffee House.  We are always looking for employees willing to work hard, grow with us and be an important part of our team. 

Emerging Employee Opportunities – N.E.S.T. Program

A Little Compassion launched a workforce development training/work experience program in August of 2020! The goal of The N.E.S.T. (New Employment Skills Training) Program is to build skills and confidence for future independent employment. 

The NEST program takes place 2-4 hours a week over a 4-6 week period and is adapted based on each person’s skills and support needs. The program provides participants with work experience and career exploration in an authentic environment with our lead staff and job coaches.  

Structured training and supports ensure all participants develop self-knowledge, confidence, as well as basic work and interpersonal skills  valuable in any workplace. Participants also have the opportunity to learn the major tasks and basic ins and outs of an authentic coffee shop.

The program is a fee for service program for eligible participants who are young adult (ages 16-30) with autism or other neurodiversity who has basic job readiness and functional skills that allow them to participate fully in our program to explore and prepare for the world of work.

Limited scholarships are available for The NEST program for a limited number of participants through a generous grant from the Liberty Bank Foundation.  

Interested individuals can contact for further program information and eligibility. 

Please send your completed application and a brief note to introduce yourself to: 

The Nest Coffee House
162A Main Street
p River, CT 06417)

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