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The difference between caring and supporting

The workforce has been undergoing a transformation from a culture of direct care to one of direct SUPPORT.  Direct care implies a caregiving mentality —  an environment in which a staff does for an individual with a disability.  Staff in a support role instead...

How to have a better relationship with your boss

Communication is key to having a successful relationship with your supervisor. Your supervisor will be a good resource for you in your career. He or she is the best source for support and information to be successful in your job. When you are learning your role and...

What is community habilitation?

Community habilitation supports people in accomplishing goals that are important to them.  People receiving community habilitation may live in their own home, may live with their family, or may live with a few peers.  A community support staff may support a person in...

How to tell if direct support is the job for you

If you are trying to decide if supporting people who have a developmental or intellectual disability would be a good fit for you, ask yourself these questions: Do I have the patience to support someone with a lot of physical and emotional needs? Can I be flexible with...
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