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INCREDIBLE PEOPLE DOING INCREDIBLE WORK

At Directions for Living, our employees are the heart and soul of the organization. The demand for our services has increased dramatically over the last couple of years, requiring the need to hire more conscientious people with a strong work ethic to deliver those services.

Investing in employees leads to better job satisfaction and increased productivity. We promote a collaborative work environment by supporting each other through communication, teamwork, and appreciation of the diverse range of employees, abilities, and contributions.

To see our open positions, search for a job, or apply online, please click here.

*If you are applying for a Child Safety Case Manager position, please click here to watch this short video, which gives you a first-person look at the challenges and rewards of being a child welfare Case Manager in Florida.

WORK PERKS
A MISSION THAT MATTERS

We are a passionate, mission-driven team whose core values are giving back! Our clients drive our day-to-day and we love to see them succeed. The work is challenging, but so incredibly rewarding.

MONTHLY RECOGNITION

Directions for Living sends out a monthly newsletter to all staff that includes shout outs for special achievements, an Employee of the Month, thank you’s from coworkers, birthdays and anniversaries, and more.

HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS

We provide health and dental insurance, short and long-term disability, and 403B retirement benefits to staff, along with paid time off, flexible hours, gym discounts, an Employee Assistance Program, and more!

FACE TIME WITH THE CEO

Once a month, we invite all staff to attend a meeting we call “Soundbites” with our CEO for a chance to ask questions, get real-time information, and connect with coworkers and Leadership.

FUN EVENTS

Our morale team, the Sunshine Committee, plans monthly events for all staff including ice cream socials, Taco Tuesday luncheons, wellness initiatives, holiday meals, and more!

ANNUAL CELEBRATION

Each year at the turn of our fiscal year, we have a week-long Spirit Week celebration that includes fun themes, food, and surprises, and ends with our annual all-staff event,Directions University (DU)! We close down all of our centers for the day to celebrate our wonderful staff!

FACES OF DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING

Meet some of our staff!

ERIKA JOHNSON

Human Resources Specialist
Employee since 1997

My personal and professional mission and values align perfectly with DFL’s and I feel that I indirectly am making a difference in the lives of our clients. I love the variety of tasks and challenges that the Human Resources department offers. Directions for Living is an amazing place to work and truly cares about their staff. I feel like a valued member of the team.

BRITTANY PETERS

Assist. Dir. of Project H.O.P.E & FIT
Employee since 2016

I choose to work at DFL because the program, services, and mission align with the reason I became a social worker. I had an opportunity to speak with the COO, who was very passionate about the work DFL was doing in the community, and I have loved my job ever since. Every day is a challenge and each day I truly feel my agency and I are making a difference and impacting our community in a positive manner.

NORMA TROCHE

Customer Service Supervisor
Employee since 2003

From a reassuring smile, to a “hello, how are you today”, the first impression can set the stage for the rest of the day. I can see first-hand the impact I have on another person and I want to be a part of making someone’s day a little brighter.

DR. DESAI

Psychiatrist
Employee since 1992

I love my work and my patients. People are the reason I have been here forever. I love being a part of something larger that helps others.

JEFF BASKIS

Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
Employee since 2004

Directions for Living is a great way to give back. I feel like what I do is appreciated.

MELISSA BEHRMANN

Adoption Case Manager Supervisor
Employee since 2012

DFL was my very first big girl job out of college. I knew I always wanted to work with kids and help change lives and this was a perfect combination! I have had the opportunity to grow so much through my job positions in both my professional and personal life.

BRITTANY HOUCHINS

Sup. of Communications & Events
Employee since 2013

I have had the opportunity to learn and grow so much here at Directions for Living. DFL is my family! I have never seen a company with so much passion and energy- it makes me love to come to work every day!

DENTON JACKSON

Maintenance Facility Tech
Employee since 2010

I love working at Directions for Living because it’s a way to give back and help the community. My team is very hardworking and appreciative of each other, which makes it a pleasure to come to work every day.

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE FUN

Directions for Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer which makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, genetic information, disability, marital status, status with respect to public assistance, veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by law except when such requirement constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to perform the tasks associated with the position.  The organization also reasonably accommodates individuals with disabilities and bona fide religious beliefs.  Directions for Living participates in the E-Verify process and is a drug-free workplace.