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.


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Current Openings

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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.


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