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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 as live-in staff. 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. while residing at the Dismas campus.  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 late- and over-night hours. Treat program participants with dignity and respect while also holding them accountable to the ideals and mission of the Dismas program.
  • Conduct curfew checks and assist in maintaining a sober living environment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed.
  • Ensure resident attendance at daytime and evening programming and community dinners.
  • Maintain program calendar and assist in schedule and facilitation of daytime and evening 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 on nights and weekends. Alternating.
  • Assist in facilities maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed.


  • Live-In Support Staff members are expected to be “on duty” 21 hours per week.
  • Live-In Support Staff members are expected to be “on call ” 30 hours per week, sharing duties and hours with another Live In Support Staff during evening and weekend hours.

Additional Information


  • Live-In Support Staff members live for free, including food at Dismas House and receive compensation of $1300.00 per month without benefits.
  • Utilities are included as well as access to full shared kitchen and bath, and on-site laundry.
  • Live-In Support Staff members agree to a six-month period of employment, with the opportunity for extensions.
  • Live-In Support Staff receive alternating holidays periods off.

How to Apply



  • Date Posted: October 26, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 11/14/2020
  • Salary Range: 1300.00 month