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.
Seasonal Direct Support Professionals
Bittersweet is seeking seasonal summer employees to work as Direct Support Professionals in Whitehouse to help enrich lives and make a difference while providing you with a valuable work experience.
Direct Support Professionals help educate, mentor and positively impact the lives of individuals with autism in our Whitehouse location. No experience necessary; paid training provided and the potential for continued employment after summer months if desired. Must be 18 years of age to apply with a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Summer employees will attend orientation in either May or June.
• Starting wage from $9.40-$10.40 per hour based upon experience, with the potential to earn an additional $1.00 per hour within one year.
• Additional $0.40/hour paid for evenings, nights & weekends
• Flexible scheduling
- 1st shift with on-call responsibilities
- Part Time (16-24 hours/week)
- Location/Department:Whitehouse, Pemberville and Lima (as needed)
Requirements: Must be knowledgeable of and have hands on experience in both preventative and corrective maintenance in the areas of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall and general building repair. Responsibilities include snow removal, painting, upkeep of the pool, ability to operate power tools and motorized equipment with implements. Working conditions may include confined spaces, high places, inclement weather and must be able to lift up to 80 lbs.
Bittersweet is seeking a part time LPN or RN to help enrich lives and make a difference on our nursing team. Candidates should have strong critical thinking skills, be able to work independently, and possess a positive work ethic with patience, compassion, and flexibility required in a facility serving those with developmental disabilities. The position will require 20 hours per week to include a weekend rotation.
Day Program Staffing Manager
Bittersweet Farms, a world-renowned leader in serving adults and adolescents with autism located in Whitehouse, Ohio, is seeking a Day Program Staffing Manager to work to foster relationships with participants and staff by upholding dignity, respect and kindness. The Day Program Staffing Manager will work to recognize the unique qualities and needs of each individual with autism and address those needs appropriately.
A successful candidate will work to recognize the unique qualities and needs of each individual with autism and address those needs appropriately. The Day Program Manager is in direct supervision of up to 30 Direct Support Professionals in addition to the general supervision of the Day Program.
- Previous experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities highly desired
- Requires exceptional oral communication and organizational skills
- Computer knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Data Plus, Care Tracker and DODD MSS
- Ability to facilitate a positive team approach
- Must have a valid driver’s license and the eligibility to be insured.
- Must possess a high degree of integrity and confidentiality
- Must possess skills and ability to work with a diverse population and develop positive relationships with individuals, staff, individuals from other organizations and any other persons related to the clients
- Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in experience
- Must pass criminal background requirements of position
- Must have one to three years of Direct Support Professional is required.
- Supervisory experience required.
Part Time Marketing Coordinator
Bittersweet is seeking a part time (24 hours a week)Marketing Coordinator to support our Development Director and Executive Director to plan, develop and maintain a comprehensive marketing and social media, public relations, and branding program. The Marketing Coordinator will provide support essential to the daily functioning and success of the development department including:
- Develop, oversee and manage Bittersweet Farms’ content creation, social media, and digital advertising strategies across several social media channels and over Bittersweet Farms’ locations: Whitehouse, Pemberville, and Lima
- Work closely with Executive Director and Development Director to plan, develop, and execute a comprehensive social media, marketing, communications, and public relations strategy on behalf of Bittersweet, Inc
- Manage and create content for Bittersweet’s social media pages
- Manage, protect and maintain the branding policies established by the organization
- Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic marketing materials that communicate, inform and persuade
- Coordination of volunteer opportunities
- Maintain knowledge of external environment as it relates to organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities
- Maintain contact with organization’s staff regarding programs and plans
The right person will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Good organizational skills; well disciplined; able to meet deadlines; self-starter; able to work under pressure of many priorities and deadlines; able to attend to detail; and the ability to multitask on several projects across multiple locations. Must have excellent computer skills, including use of development software as well as Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign and Photoshop. Must have a valid driver’s license with eligibility to be insured.