Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) offers many wonderful opportunities to build a career. Many of our leaders started as direct support professionals. You can begin to gain the experience you will need tomorrow by becoming a direct support professional today!
Direct Support Professional
The foundation of our organization, the direct support professional (DSP) is a constant support to the men and women we are privileged to serve. DSP's are exposed to a wide variety of experiences that help to prepare them for careers in the medical, education, mental health, and human services fields.
A crucial link between program management and the direct support team, the shift leader guides their fellow direct support professionals in supporting each individual's achievement of personal outcomes on a day-to-day basis while retaining direct contact with the men and women we support.
Empathetic, charismatic, and willing to roll up their sleeves, the assistant manager is a vital resource to both the residential manager and the direct support team. The assistant manager is responsible for implementing daily activities and shares responsibility for overseeing the residence and the direct support team.
The residential manager is the leader within each residence, and ensures that all of the needs of the people supported in the program are met. The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this role include staff management, financial management, project management, and managing relationships with others.
The bridge between program management and senior management, operations directors (ODs) are responsible for the management and supervision of multiple residential facilities to ensure efficient and effective utilization of effective communication and consistency with policies and procedures.
Assistant Vice President
The assistant vice president (AVP) is responsible for the development of management strategies to meet division-wide goals, and is a primary contributor to the development of the organization’s strategic plan. A member of the leadership team, the AVP leads and inspires a shared vision based on their experience and knowledge.
Reporting directly to one of the chief executives of the organization, the vice president is responsible for a particular division. The vice president plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the strategic direction of their respective division and is an active participant in the strategic planning process of the agency.
Senior Vice President
The senior vice president (SVP) reports to the president of the organization and serves as a member of senior management. The SVP ensures that the proper resources are in place to fulfill the agency's mission by managing existing resources, understanding our field's direction and cultivating new opportunities for those we support.