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)
Bittersweet is seeking employees to work as Direct Support Professionals to help enrich lives and make a difference while providing you with a valuable work experience. Direct Support Professionals teach, mentor and positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities through skills development in horticulture, culinary activities, janitorial work, our creative art department, and much more!
Come 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.
Part-Time DSP - Lima, Ohio
Bittersweet is seeking a part time employee to help enrich lives and make a difference. Direct Support Professionals help educate, mentor and positively impact the lives of individuals in Lima, Ohio. No experience necessary; paid training provided.
- Starting wage from $9.40-$10.40 per hour based upon experience, and education with the potential to earn an additional $1.00 per hour within one year.
- First shift position working less than 24 hours/week
- Enjoy hiking and other community trips while providing life skills to individuals with autism
Director of Development
We are seeking a full time Director of Development; with the appropriate experience and performance record, part time approaches will be considered. This position is responsible for managing the Bittersweet, Inc. /Bittersweet Autism Foundation, Inc. fundraising programs including the planning, developing, and oversight of the development office.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus. The right person will need excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, grant writing experience, initiative, flexibility, public speaking and supervisory skills to succeed.
This position is part of the management team, reporting directly to the Executive Director.
• Create annual development goals
• Initiate, cultivate, and nurture donors and prospects
• Build and expand individual donors
• Create new opportunities for donors to support Bittersweet, Inc.
• Organize the annual fund campaign
• Increase the corporate donor program
• Have the ability to solicit major gifts
• Have strong writing skills and be able to prepare grant packages
• Work with Bittersweet Autism Foundation board members
• Oversee marketing, including social media, public relations and volunteer program
Director of Program Services
Three to five years of experience working with individuals with autism and/or developmental disabilities required. 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. A minimum of three years’ supervisory experience required. Master’s Degree strongly preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required.
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
Director of Nursing
We are currently seeking a full time Director of Nursing to oversee our nursing team at our Whitehouse, OH location. ADN required; BSN preferred. Current Ohio RN license required. Candidates should have strong critical thinking skills, possess a positive work ethic with patience, compassion, and flexibility required in an environment serving those with developmental disabilities.
This position will be responsible for overseeing the health, nutrition and medical care of residents as well as supervising the nursing staff. Duties will also include: oversight of delegated nursing training for our staff, manage health status on all residents, collaborate with Medical Director, physicians, pharmacists, community agencies and other parties to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified issues, and maintain compliance with all governing regulations for an ICF, including Medicaid and Lucas County Board of DD.
Accounting and Billing Specialist
We are seeking candidates for a full time Accounting Specialist. The Accounting Specialist performs a variety of general accounting and administrative support tasks including: handling the accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit card and petty cash processes; verifying and entering client contract and billing detail and completing billing, posting and collection processes; assisting with transactions and maintaining account journals in support of the monthly close process; answering phones, filing, and other general office support as needed. All tasks and interactions are to be performed while practicing and demonstrating Bittersweet’s Core Values of Respect, Help First, Empathy, Achieve Together and Learn and Grow.
- In depth computer knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, accounting software and supplier internet applications.
- Three plus years of accounting training and/or experience.
- An Associate’s degree or higher with a focus in finance or accounting is preferred.
Essential Job Functions:
- Treat all confidential information as such and safeguard it appropriately
- Assume front desk responsibilities as backup to Administrative Assistant in Administrative Assistant’s absence
- Responsible for distributing credit cards for purchases
- Post credit card purchases and reconcile credit card statements
- Post and process Accounts Payable
- Prepare and process Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable invoices
- Enter deposits into the accounting software
- Create Day Hab and NMT billing spreadsheets for import into the accounting software for billing
- Assist the Finance Director with month-end reports
- Enter client contract detail and complete billing process
- Create and update accounting forms along with providing input on policies and procedures as necessary
- Accurately perform imports and exports from one software application to another.
- The right person will need strong organizational, customer service and confidentiality skills with a strong focus on detail and accuracy. Candidates must be competent with the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as have experience with accounting based software.
Day Program Leader - Betty's Farm, Lima
We are seeking a Part Time (24-28 hours/week) Day Program Leader. Responsibilities for the position include:
- Providing support, mentoring, and guidance to the Direct Support Professional team.
- Work in partnership and purpose with individuals with autism daily
- Daily involvement with participants, guardians, families and professionals while utilizing a person-centered approach.
- Must be flexible to meet programmatic and operational needs.
The right person will need strong organizational, analytical, communication and problem solving skills to succeed. Experience in developing and implementing skill development plans for individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. Experience working with adults with autism and/or working in the field of vocational/day program rehabilitation is strongly preferred.
- Minimum of high school education or G.E.D; Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience preferred
- Three to five years of experience working with individuals with autism and/or other developmental disabilities in a Direct Support Professional (DSP) capacity is strongly preferred
- One to two years of leadership experience is preferred
- Valid driver’s license along with eligibility to be insured is required