direct-service-workers

COMMENTARY

Washington, D.C. could learn a lot from Pa. leadership | Opinion

BY: - December 13, 2020

Faced with a nearly $5 billion budget hole, Republicans and Democrats negotiated effectively with Governor Tom Wolf and passed a remaining fiscal year budget with minimal damage to existing state programs. By using a combination of federal CARES Act funding and Rainy-Day Funds, leaders were able to come together to keep the Commonwealth moving ahead.

COMMENTARY

Let’s come together to give direct service providers the support they need – and deserve | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2020

By Marian Baldini In 1977, I entered the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) field as a direct care worker (direct support professional) at KenCrest. At my group home, there were three teams working with six teenagers. Of the six staff, all but one possessed a bachelor’s degree, and I had just finished my masters. During […]