DDRS has put out a call for Direct Support Workers to join an advisory group that they are starting in 2022 to help understand the needs of our most valuable employees from them directly. Please feel free to share with staff or others who may be interested.
The state of Indiana is looking for 8-10 direct support workers to serve on an advisory group to share your experiences and needs. The state knows that you are the backbone of the long term services and supports system.
Who: Direct support workers help older adults and people with disabilities to work and live where they want. This includes individual homes, assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, group homes or a home shared with their caregiver.
Examples of direct support workers include:
Please note: We are not looking for directors, managers, owners or other administrative staff to apply. We want to hear directly from the staff working in the field and providing care and support to others.
What: We want to hear:
How: If you would like to join the Direct Support Workers Advisory Group, please complete this form by clicking here or contact April Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-898-2578 by Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021
Please consider sharing this message with our networks and encourage direct support workers to apply. Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration is making a concerted effort to thoughtfully capture direct support worker feedback and wants the group to be as reflective of the workforce population as possible; therefore, we are looking for diverse representation from across the state.