The Role of a DSW

What does a DSW (Direct Support Worker) do? Basically, a worker helps care for someone they attend, on a pre-agreed schedule with a plan of care specifically tailored to the person’s needs.

The plan of care for a person with a disability living at home might include a DSW coming every morning to help get someone out of bed, bathed and dressed for the day. It may involve a weekly grocery shopping trip to help keep food on a person’s table. It can include cooking and serving the food to help ensure regular eating habits and adequate nutrition. DSW caregivers may also offer transportation assistance like taking someone to the doctor or hospital, hooking up their oxygen tank or making sure it gets re-filled or myriad other caregiving tasks.


Apply to become a DSW here

Hiring packets can be found here by waiver

Portal to receive paystubs, address change, etc.