Membership 2022 is now open! Join today to connect with Middle Tennessee nonprofits in 2022.

Dismas House

Resident Support Specialist

Dismas House


Job Summary

Dismas House recently moved to a new campus, allowing us to serve many more residents than was previously possible. As such, Dismas House is looking for an individual(s) who can provide residential support. This person would become a member of the supportive Dismas community by building rapport with program participants in order to promote positive re-entry, as well as assist in the coordination and facilitation of programming, transportation, community dinners, etc.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and must own a car, safe driving record and have a valid driver’s license.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide a supportive presence during day or evening hours. Treat program participants with dignity and respect while also holding them accountable to the ideals and mission of the Dismas program.
  • Assist in maintaining a sober living environment. 
  • Ensure resident attendance for programming and community dinners.
  • Maintain program calendar and assist in schedule and facilitation of program providers.
  • Attend volunteer community dinners and support volunteer hosts M-Th as needed.
  • Assist in the procurement of groceries.
  • Transport residents as scheduled.
  • Main point of contact evenings and alternating weekends.
  • Assist in facilities maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed.


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Safe Driving Record
  • Interest in social justice
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Skill in conflict resolution
  • Prefer experience in addiction support and mental illness but not required

Additional Information


  • Support Staff members are expected to be “on duty” 21 hours per week.
  • This can include scheduled activities as well as errands with the residents and for the house.
  • Support Staff members receive compensation of $15.00 per hour without benefits.
  • Support Staff receive alternating holidays periods off.

How to Apply


  • Date Posted: November 1, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 11/15/2021
  • Salary Range: 15.00 hr
  • Working Hours: 21-30 hours per week