Working with people with disabilities can be challenging and very rewarding. Do you have a strong work ethic and the right personality to become a staff person in this field?
A basic principle we embrace is that We Work for Them. It is very important that the needs of the people we serve come first. In keeping with that philosophy, you will see the person with a disability referred to in a number of ways: a “participant” of our program or an “individual” served by our programs. In this way, we put the focus on the person, not the disability.
If you have never spent time with a person with a disability, you may not know what to expect at first. We have learned that individuals with mental and physical disabilities have the same wants, needs and desires that we do. Because individuals form a bond with staff and are affected when staff leave, we try to maintain as much stability in staffing as possible.