for a new career?
working with People with Disabilities.
a Direct Care Professional!
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, a job as
a Direct Care Professional working with individuals with
developmental disabilities might be right for you!
you uncertain about a career choice?
you looking for a job with more meaning?
you like working with people?
people describe you as "caring" and "helpful?"
you like a flexible career with opportunities to work
with people of all ages?
and active job working in a variety of setting appeal
are some of the benefits of working in this field?
Direct Care Professionals say about their work:
is always new and interesting, and I am never bored."
get to make people smile, and that makes me feel good."
day I feel as if I have made an impact in someone's life, I
have done something good."
people feels good!"
other benefits include:
to work a variety of hours and shifts.
to meet many diverse and interesting people.
to learn new skills.
to positively impact another individual's life.
opportunity to give back to the community.
kinds of things does a Direct Care Professional do?
kinds of activities:
individuals with a disability to a sporting event such as a
someone how to do their laundry or how to cook.
an individual shopping trip to a retail store.
someone to a doctor or dentist appointment.
a degree required to work as a Direct Care Professional?
However, many agencies will require a high school diploma or a
G.E.D. A criminal background check will also be required.
type of training is needed?
important is a desire to work with people with disabilities and
a willingness to be open and learn from others. Employers offer
training as part of their hiring process and offer continued training
opportunities throughout the year to increase your skills and
do I get started?
To find out about openings in this area, see the agencies
on the Membership page of our
do I get more information?
the agencies listed on the back of this brochure all serve individuals
with disabilities and can provide answers to additional questions
you may have.
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