By Kelly McClure
Determining if you should make a career change can be a daunting task. Becoming a direct support professional may be a great fit for many people. Here are five considerations for getting into the direct support profession:
- Passionate People Wanted!
If you have a passion for people and helping them grow, the role of a direct support professional is one to consider. Direct support professionals work with people who have disabilities and partner with them to live their best lives.
- Game On.
Do you enjoy challenging yourself and learning new things? Direct support professionals learn new skills every day as they navigate real-world scenarios such as helping people build relationships or work towards leading a healthier lifestyle.
No day is the same when you are supporting people. Direct support professionals may be hanging at home with someone one day and the next may be supporting someone as they recover from a medical procedure in a hospital.
- On the Move.
Whether they are supporting a person with taking care of their home, assisting a person with their personal care, or going out to the movies, direct support professionals are always on the move helping people to accomplish what’s important in their lives. If you looking for a job that will keep you on your toes and get you away from your desk, look no farther!
- Make a Difference.
Working 40 hours a week is a large commitment of the most valuable resource on the planet: time. If you are looking for a way to use your time to make a difference in a meaningful way, being a direct support professional is it. Not a moment is wasted working in direct support and sometimes simply showing up with a positive attitude and warm smile can make a HUGE difference in someone’s life.