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Why Start a Career in Disability Services?

Aug 26, 2021

Are you looking for a career that will challenge you, fulfill you, and change not only your life but the lives of those around you? You may find just what you’re looking for in the field of disability services.

Why Choose a Career in Disability Services?

This field isn’t for the faint of heart. Rather, it’s for the fierce-of-heart. These are the people who wake up excited to go to work, ready to embrace challenges, overcome obstacles, and make a difference in the world.

Well, there’s no question that disability service workers do all these things and more. And the folks who work in this field do make a difference. Every day, they strive to improve and enrich the lives of their clientele.

Whether you’re about to enter the workforce for the first time or you’re looking to make a change in your career, disability services are open to all.

The Ideal Candidate

What makes someone well-suited to working in disability services?

The ideal candidate is:

  • Highly motivated
  • Dedicated and determined
  • Passionate and compassionate
  • Patient
  • Resilient

They should also have:

  • Strong social and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to learn, adapt and overcome
  • A desire to make a difference

There are all kinds of careers in disability services, from hands-on roles as direct care staff and residential/community support workers to coordinating and logistical positions, medical and behavioral specialists, teachers for special needs students, and much more. You can put your unique skill sets to work in any capacity while also reaping the rewards a career in this field has to offer.

What’s In it For You

Aside from the fulfilling nature of the work, the other great thing about a career in disability services is that you can adapt it to fit your own needs. Depending on the position, working in disability services can be flexible and versatile. Most jobs in this field operate on a shift work schedule, so you can easily find a position that suits your preference and lifestyle.

So you understand the benefits of working in this field, and now you have to find work with the perfect organization. You want to work in an environment that is wholesome and welcoming, where you can feel supported by management, share a bond with your coworkers, and make a difference in the lives of others. You’re looking for an organization full of dynamic, committed, and caring staff who are dedicated to the individuals they serve.

That’s why the Independent Living Association is the right place for you. We are a thriving not-for-profit located in New York City, dedicated to serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We aim to provide the best possible care to our Individuals and are proud to offer our valued employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

If you’re searching for a career that will enable you to make a difference while working in a place that cares for both its Individuals and employees, then look no further than ILA.

To learn more about ILA and our programs and services, please visit our website or call us at 718-852-2000..

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