Join the IMPART Alliance Direct Care Worker Directory!
As a Direct Care Worker, are you:
- Feeling isolated or forgotten as if no one cares about you or the essential work you are doing?
- Would you like more support?
- Would you like to get information about things like new state guidelines, a new Professional Association for Direct Care Workers, opportunities for training, and ways to connect with other DCWs
If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining the IMPART Alliance Direct Care Worker Directory! COVID-19 made it clearer than ever that we need better ways to reach others and be heard to improve our jobs and lives as direct care workers. Add your name to the new confidential IMPART Alliance Direct Care Worker Directory by completing a super short survey [just 6 questions]. Your contact info will automatically be entered into a secure, confidential database. Your name will never be shared without your permission.
Spread the word! Tell all your friends who are Direct Care Workers to join by adding their names to the directory!
JOIN THE DIRECTORY
Join the IMPART Alliance Direct Care Workers Forum Facebook Community!
This Facebook group is for Direct Care Workers to share information, ideas, support & encouragement about providing supports & services in the home environment.
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Does it sometimes feel like the pandemic and other challenges have drained the joy from your life? The Stay Well program presents a collection of animated videos exploring ways to move beyond the pandemic and other struggles and reclaim personal joy.
Is a DCW Career Right for You?
- DCWs provide assistance to older adults and persons with disabilities in a variety of settings from an individual’s own private home to adult foster care homes, nursing homes, and community living settings. The type of assistance varies with each individual’s need and can include activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing, bathing, and eating. Some individuals may receive assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) like housekeeping and meal preparation. Others need vocational development assistance. Do you have what it takes?
- Ask yourself if you have the skills it takes to be a DCW:
- Do you enjoy working with people, particularly older adults and persons with disabilities?
- Are you kind, patient and a good listener?
- Are you dependable?
- Are you flexible and able to multitask?
- Are you willing to learn new ways of doing things?
- Are you willing to learn about and honor the values and preferences of the person you are assisting?
If you answered “Yes” to these questions, you have some of the innate skills needed to be a DCW. Job training is also critical for success to ensure that you provide support and services in the safest, most person-centered and professional way possible. This benefits you as well as your clients.