Welcome to the Bittersweet Farms employment area. Our organization values development, partnership, respect, safety, and reliability. If these values are similar to your own, we may have the right job opportunity for you! We are looking for motivated, mature individuals who are interested in working in a uniquely challenging--yet extremely rewarding--position. While it may be advantageous, it is not necessary to have direct experience serving individuals with autism. Interested candidates should, however, already possess the work ethic and compassion required for this type of environment. Year-round outdoor and physical activity is an important part of our philosophy. Applicants should be able to lift 50 lbs. and hike up to five miles. We invite you to check our website frequently, as job openings are posted as they become available. To apply for a position, please complete our application for employment.
Direct Support Professionals (All Locations)
We have full-time and part-time positions with flexible schedules on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts available at our Whitehouse, Pemberville, and Middletown locations. Join our participants in their daily activities ranging from vocational and educational training, home care, community activities, recreation, and a wide range of other activities and adventures. These are great opportunities for college students and anyone who wants experience working with individuals with disabilities and for those who want a meaningful position to supplement their income.
Bittersweet offers a $0.40 shift differential for 2nd, 3rd, and weekend shifts. We also offer flexible scheduling and 11 paid holidays.
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Director of Program Services - Whitehouse, Ohio
We are seeking a full-time Director of Program Services to oversee programs in all of our locations, with a base of operation Whitehouse, Ohio. Responsibilities for the position include:
- Overseeing all services in our Lima, Pemberville and Whitehouse locations, including residential (waiver & ICF/IDD), adult day/supported employment, respite, summer enrichment, and consultative services.
- Development and management of program leadership and their respective teams, optimizing performance through effective mentoring, leadership and training
- Policy and Procedure creation and enforcement across all programs
- Budget/fiscal management and oversight
- Regulatory policy and, advocacy, training, and compliance to ensure compliance across all programs
- Reports to the Executive Director and serves as a designated backup in his absence
The right person will need strong organizational, analytical, communication and problem solving skills to succeed. Qualified candidates will possess technical competence in the areas of program development and management, behavioral health care planning and delivery, and project design, management and outcome evaluation. Experience with applicable DODD and Medicaid regulations, funding mechanisms, and corresponding assessments & reports (ODDP, CPT, PAWS, DRA, etc.) is preferred. Three to five years of experience working with individuals with autism and/or developmental disabilities required. A minimum of three years supervisory experience required. Master’s Degree strongly preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required.
Administrative Assistant - Whitehouse, Ohio
This position performs a wide-range of administrative and clerical duties, including but not be limited to: answering phones, receiving and directing visitors, coordinating the flow of incoming and outgoing mail, filing, ordering supplies, making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing correspondence and reports, attending and taking minutes at Board Meetings, assisting with the recruiting process, and other general office support functions.
Interested applicants will need strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to process data entry quickly and accurately, the ability to handle confidential information, and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel. A two-year degree in office administration or comparable experiences is preferred.