At Steadfast Supported Living, we support the growth of our staff. We promote almost all of our management staff from within, creating a rewarding career path.

While our work is rewarding, our working environment is often challenging. Each client has unique needs and concerns, including physical, intellectual, psychological, and emotional issues. It is our job to create an environment for each client that will help them learn life skills and healthy behaviors and choices to become more self-sufficient.


We train all staff members in Right Response (verbal and physical de-escalation interventions).

We train all staff members in “Foundations” training: orientation of policies and procedures, house structure, medication management, client treatment, and behavior management plans, and DDA client Positive Behavior Support Plans.

We meet all WAC requirements.

We provide continual opportunities throughout the year to attend training provided by Washington State DDA, as well as third-party training.

We train all staff members to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data through functional behavior assessments.

We train all staff members on Independent Living Skills to use with clients.

Unstructured Training

We provide behavior management training.

We facilitate community inclusion with clients.

We train all staff members to promote positive peer synergy by using accountability and positive reinforcement in the peer environment. This enables each client to engage holistically in the treatment environment.

  • We provide and support positive motivation and incentive programs.
  • We provide, value, and enforce daily structure.
  • We create treatment plans and behavior management plans.
  • We provide shadowing management.

Staff Requirements

All Steadfast Supported Living staff members must be able to acquire or complete the following requirements and training. A portion of these trainings are provided by Steadfast Supported Living upon hiring.

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have auto insurance
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Pass a background check
  • Have a current Washington State Food Handler’s card
  • Have training for First Aid, CPR, blood-borne pathogens (Steadfast Supported Living will provide)
  • Have training for Right Response de-escalation (Steadfast Supportive Services will provide)
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Complete Steadfast Supportive Services’s policies and procedures training
  • Read and understand our clients’ histories and needs
  • Know and understand supportive boundaries
  • Understand clinical purposes
  • Function as a mentor to the clients
  • Represent Steadfast Supportive Services professionally throughout the community

Steadfast Supported Living policies and practices are non-discriminatory against staff or prospective staff based on age, sex, marital status, race creed, color, national origin, or the presence of sensory mental or physical handicaps, including communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS, provided that such handicapping conditions do not prevent the specific performance of the job (WAC 275-26-060).

Please contact mh@steadfastsupportedliving.com with additional questions.