Direct Support Teachers


Benhaven is seeking qualified Direct Support Teachers. Full-time & Part-time opportunities within our CLAs.                        

Starting pay rates at $14.75 and up depending on experience and certifications.

Direct Support Teachers are expected to provide the highest quality of support and care as part of a team to the residents in accordance with Benhaven's policies, procedures, practices and standards set by the Department of Developmental Services. Direct Support Teachers will assist in fulfilling Benhaven's Mission and Goals by improving the quality of life for our residents.

"Passion is the difference between having a job and having a CAREER."





  • Northside CLA: Full-time 30hrs: Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm; Tuesday-Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm  Position is male REQUIRED due to needs of individuals Benefits package available with this position which includes: Health and Dental Insurance, voluntary FSA, Life Insurance, 403B, Profit Sharing as well as Accrued Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Marlen Drive CLA:  Part-time 26hrs:  Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm, Monday 9:00am-3:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-2:00pm & Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Per-Diem Staff: Per-Diem Staff needed in multiple locations. Must be able to work at least 10 hours per month per agency policy and attend required trainings to maintain status. CPR, First Aid, and DDS Med Cert a plus!



  • Experience preferred but not required; we will train.
  • Enthusiasm and interest- wanting to make a difference.
  • Ability to attend all agency required trainings.
  • Must be able to pass all required background checks.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills are a plus.
  • Must be able to work as a team as well as ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions within the group homes, in the community, medical facilities and other designated destinations.
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve some lifting, climbing, running, walking, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects weighing over 10 pounds.
  • Some locations require the use of personal vehicle which must pass safety inspection, be insured and registered.


  • Competitive salary- depending on experience and certifications
  • Personalized professional development for each employee
  • Opportunity for growth with proven competency
  • Promotions from within are encouraged at Benhaven
  • Careers not just a job at Benhaven
  • Relationships that grow in time

Benefits to Full-time:

  • Anthem Health and Dental Insurance
  • FSA (Flexiable Spending Account)
  • 403B Retirement
  • Profit Sharing
  • Life Insurance (no cost)
  • LTD (Long Term Disability) (no cost)
  • Dependent Care Account
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) All employees
  • Voluntary Life Insurance (additional cost)
  • Tuition Discounts
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal days

Apply Now: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume today.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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