Individual Placement and Support Specialist

Dismas Inc.

Nashville, TN

HR, Office & Administrative Support

Position Description / Responsibilities


For the formerly incarcerated, having a place to stay in a supportive environment is the first step toward successful re-entry to society. Having a home, and not just a house, can make all the difference.

Upon their release, returning citizens who have been carefully screened, live at Dismas House as they transition back into the community. They find a safe haven and a family-like atmosphere amid college students, staff and many volunteers who become part of their daily lives. Typically, residents live for 6-9 months at Dismas House, which is built on a framework of support, self-sufficiency and personal accountability. Professional caseworkers help to match them with resources to meet each person’s unique needs. For their part, residents stay for a minimum of 90 days, uphold positive standards of living, participate in a holistic programming model, are active members of the household and broader community, and pay a modest program fee.

They leave with a stable income, a supportive network of friends, a greater sense of self-worth, a fresh chance and real hope for the future. In this way, Dismas House combines a mission of caring with a unique form of crime prevention. It works. To learn more about the impact of Dismas, Inc. please visit


Dismas House has expanded services beyond serving residents on campus through Individual Placement and Support (IPS). This evidence-based approach provides a pathway to recovery via employment for justice impacted individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness.


Working from the Nashville office and reporting to the Individual Placement and Support Supervisor, Dismas House of Nashville seeks a full-time Individual Placement and Support Specialist by assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals and provides support for schooling and technical training for career advancement for the residents at Dismas House. We are looking for a compassionate, care-driven professional who believes in facilitating wellness for residents and their families and will take initiative in effectively communicating with program providers, residents and Dismas staff. Further, the ideal candidate must have a reliable car, and have experience and/or passion for working with justice-impacted individuals.

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Application Instructions

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

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