Join Us!

The D.I.S.H. Foundation is excited to announce we are currently accepting applications for employment, letters of interest and resumes for a variety of positions for individuals with IDD as well as neurotypical individuals looking to make a difference within the IDD community! Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to be a part of something bigger to better the IDD community?  We are looking for like-minded, compassionate, motivated individuals who want to help individuals with IDD succeed!    Below is a list of our employment and volunteer opportunities!

  • Employment
  • Volunteer
  • Vocational Skills Opportunity
Employment
  • Baker: Paid position
  • Barista: Paid position 
  • Cashier: Paid position 
  • Food Prep: Paid position 
  • Packaging: Paid position 
  • Specialized Habilitation Coach
  • Specialized Habilitation helps people learn or maintain a range of life skills in any of the pre-determined categories which enhance their well-being, create healthy relationships, navigate challenges, and improve their overall quality of life! Click here for More Info & How to Apply
  • Specialized Habilitation Internship
  • Cooking Class Teacher
  • Respite Contractor
  • Be a mentor in a cooking class, a food production order or an educational class!
Volunteer
  • Baking/Cooking Mentor
  • *Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please email Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Assistant Teacher – cooking classes
  • This person will help and support the lead teacher during cooking classes which includes assisting students with directions and skills as well as set up and clean up.

Baker: Paid Position

Starts at $15/hour. Prepare, bake & package items from a menu. Develop food handling skills, health and safety skills along with other important culinary life skills. To Apply, complete our application here. Resumes encouraged; if you have a resume, send to suzanne@dishfoundation.net

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Specialized Habilitation Coach Aid

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Admin Assistant
  • Help with phone calls, coordinating orders, deliveries, employees, community partners, inputting data, tracking data…etc.

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Marketing/Social media assistant
  • Do you find yourself checking out the latest social media trends? Interested in helping a good cause grow their fanbase? This might be the perfect fit for you!

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Grant Committee
  • Interested in being on a committee to help apply for, track and research grants?

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Event Coordinator
  • Do you like planning parties and events? So do we!  Looking for someone to coordinate “pop-ups”, collaborate with community supporters, come up with creative ideas to spread the word and fundraise!

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Event Assistant
  • Assistance before, during and after special events such as fundraisers, GetDISHed cooking show, Recorded Interviews, provide assistance to Event Coordinator.

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Assist in supervision, develop and/or implementation of curriculum for cooking classes, respite opportunities, specialize habilitation group sessions and individual client sessions.

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Employment Coordinator
  • Assist in supervision, coordination and/or oversee employment opportunities within the DISH Foundation and partnering businesses.

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

  • Delivery driver
  • This person will drive one of our bakers or volunteers to delivery destinations to drop off swag, food or other.

Baking/Cooking Mentor: Volunteer

*Volunteer position that can lead to a paid position*: This position would shadow and support one or two of our bakers and assist as needed with the baking task. In depth baking knowledge not required. A passion for social good and a desire to make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our bakers, is highly recommended. Click here to complete our application and provide references. Resume encouraged but not required.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne @ dishfoundation.net

Vocational Skills Opportunity
  • Vocational Culinary Skills Program for Individuals with IDD
  • This 6 week program will focus on food preparation, baking process, packaging and sales of specific food & beverage items, meeting 2-3 times a week. At the end of the course there is an opportunity to earn an official DISH Foundation Completion Award you can proudly display at home! Each course is geared toward preparing an individual to work in a café setting by focusing on vocational skills necessary to succeed as a baker, food prepper, barista, cashier and product packager. A variety of courses help create a well-rounded experience! There is no charge for this course, but donations are greatly appreciated! This course if funded solely on community donations. Click here to complete the Vocation Training Application.

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Baker: Paid Position

Starts at $15/hour. Prepare, measure, mix ingredients, roll & shape dough, bake & cook menu items, develop food handling skills, health & safety skills along with other vocational skills. To Apply, complete our application here. Resumes encouraged; if you have a resume, upload it with the application or email it to suzanne@dishfoundation.net

Barista: Paid Position

Starts at$15/hour. Fill hot and cold drink orders ranging from coffee to tea, juices and other beverages. Includes use of espresso machine and adding flavors, develop food handling skills, health & safety skills along with other vocational skills. To Apply, complete our Application here. Resumes encouraged; if you have a resume, upload it with your application or email it to suzanne@dishfoundation.net

Cashier: Paid Position

Starts at$15/hour. Handling money while taking payment in the form of credit cards, gift cards and cash as well as providing change, using Point Of Sale (POS) computer system that prints off orders for barista and bakers, develop food handling skills, health & safety skills along with other vocational skills. To Apply, complete our Application here. Resumes encouraged; if you have a resume, upload it with your application or email it to suzanne@dishfoundation.net

Food Prep: Paid Position

Starts at$15/hour. Stock supplies, prepare baking areas, organize, slice or measure ingredients for bakers, clean up stations, develop food handling skills, health & safety skills along with other vocational skills. To Apply, complete our Application here. Resumes encouraged; if you have a resume, upload it with your application or email it to suzanne@dishfoundation.net

Packaging: Paid Position

Starts at$15/hour. Packaging prepared menu food items for individual sale as well as stamping coffee sleeves/container with branded stamp, develop food handling skills, health & safety skills along with other vocational skills.  To Apply, complete our Application here. Resumes encouraged; if you have a resume, upload it with your application or email it to suzanne@dishfoundation.net

Specialized Habilitation Coach

Specialized Habilitation Coaches work with DDA clients to develop a range of individual life skills based on person-centered goals. These skills can be anywhere from learning how to asking a friend to lunch, safely getting from point A to point B, personal space, personal relationships, and other social development skills. Minimum requirements are: Must be a certified Life Skills Coach with current and valid certification, or have a BA, Masters or Doctoral degree in the field of psychology, sociology, social work, education, child development, gerontology, recreational therapy, nursing, or other related field approved in advance; or be in a University internship program for psychology, sociology, social work, education, child development, gerontology recreational therapy, or nursing or be supervised by the University’s internship program. Wage: DOE. Send your Employment Packet (see below) to Suzanne@dishfoundation.net.

Employment Packet should include:

  1. At least 1 year experience working with individuals who experience IDD
  2. Transcript from University reflecting degree
  3. Resume of experience
  4. Be able to pass a background check
  5. A letter of Interest

Specialized Habilitation Internship

Specialized Habilitation Coaches Internship work closely with our Founder or other SpecHab Coaches & clients to develop a range of individual life skills based on person-centered goals. These skills can be anywhere from learning how to asking a friend to lunch, safely getting from point A to point B, personal space, personal relationships, and other social development skills. Wages: DOE.

Minimum requirements are:

  1. At least 2 years’ experience working with individuals who experience IDD
  2. High School Diploma
  3. Resume of experience
  4. Three professional references that include contact information
  5. Be able to pass a background check
  6. A letter of Interest

Cooking Class Teacher

Develop your own curriculum to teach or use one from our cooking program! These classes can be as basic as you want or advanced for experienced cookers! Want to lead a Ladies’ Night Cooking Class? Parents’ Night Out Cooking with Kids? Adult class on healthier cooking? Have your own idea? Sign up now to lead the class!

Requirements:

  1. Must have at least 1 year experience working with individuals who experience IDD
  2. Must be able to pass a background check.
  3. Email Suzanne@dishfoundation.net the following items
  • A letter of ​ interest
  • History of experience (it’s ok if your experience is cooking for your family!)
  • Indicate whether you’d like to lead your own class or use curriculum from our program
  • Dates/times you’d be available!

***Must be able to pass background check***