For information in locating a direct support worker, contact your service provider.
Rewarding Work helps elders and people with disabilities receive the supports they need to lead independent, full and rewarding lives. If you or family members of any age (child to elder) need to hire someone to provide support in your home, Rewarding Work has up-to-date information for experienced people who are ready to work for you. www.rewardingwork.org/en
Many direct support workers work with people with developmental disabilities in the community, helping them to socialize and make friends, participate in volunteer opportunities, enjoy recreation, go to college, and learn new skills. These are community support specialists.
Employment specialists are direct support workers that support people when they are working.