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DESC is the region's largest multi-service agency serving adults with long histories of homelessness, living with serious mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction and complicating medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS. DESC succeeds where others have failed. Stretching the bounds of accepted practices, DESC's professional staff have learned that creative, assertive and holistic approaches, including evidence based and emerging best practices, work best for our highly vulnerable and difficult-to-engage clientele. We welcome your interest in employment at DESC.

DESC is committed to diversity in the work place and promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We value a diverse work force because diversity strengthens our teams and supports our holistic and innovative approaches to client engagement.

Click on a link below to see open positions for each department, or a complete listing of all openings in alphabetical order by job title. Each posting includes specific information about location, schedule, pay rate and required qualificatons.

    Entry Level

    Direct Service
    All Open Positions (alphabetical by job title)


DESC provides a comprehensive health and welfare program for all regular staff working at least 18.75 hours per week. more

DESC supports staff professional development with a wide variety of in-house training and continuing education opportunities, a budget for external training, and licensure supervision hours for eligible positions.

Visit the DESC Documentaries to learn more about the work we do.


We asked staff, "What do you like most about working at DESC?" They responded, saying:

     The holistic approach.
     DESC . . . never gives up on people. No other agency can say that.
     I can be myself when I come to work.
     Our audacity.
     The creative problem-solving with my team.
     The respect, dignity and SINCERE kindness that is shown to clients.
     Our improvisational strategies.
     The feeling of belonging to a community.
     There is something about being a change agent in this crazy world of ours.
     DESC's commitment to hiring and promoting from within.

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Submit a cover letter explaining
your reasons for wanting to work at DESC, along with a resume of work experience, to

Resumes without cover letters will
not be accepted.

You must specify the job titles of the position(s) for which you are applying. DESC does not accept applications unless they are for currently open positions.

HOST in action

Noah, while working as a member of DESC's HOST team, makes first contact with clients on the street.

Photo credit: Christopher Daniel ©2010