Lead Direct Service Professional

Ability Matters Dublin, OH $20.00 per hour

Job Description: Lead Direct Service Professional at Ability Matters Ohio

Position Overview: Ability Matters Ohio is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Lead Direct Service Professional to join our team and make a profound impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. As a Lead Direct Service Professional, you will play a crucial role in providing personalized support and assistance to individuals, helping them achieve their goals, enhance their independence, and lead fulfilling lives. While a degree is preferred, it is not required, as we value relevant experience and a passion for inclusivity and community involvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Individualized Care with Inclusion: Provide individualized care that upholds the unique needs and aspirations of individuals with disabilities. Promote inclusion within the community, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment.

  • Community Integration: Engage in community outings, social activities, and events to encourage individuals to actively participate in community life and forge lasting connections.Provide direct service to individuals with disabilities throughout the community.

  • Empowerment Through Skill Development: Collaborate with individuals to develop life skills, communication abilities, and self-confidence, enabling them to take control of their personal journeys.

  • Person-Centered Support: Apply person-centered approaches, focusing on preferences, choices, and aspirations. Leverage the individual's strengths to drive growth.

  • Behavioral Support with Dignity: Implement positive behavior support strategies that respect individuals' dignity. Handle challenging situations with empathy and de-escalation techniques.

  • Holistic Care: Work in synergy with a multidisciplinary team, including therapists, case managers, and medical professionals, to provide holistic care that addresses individuals' physical, emotional, and social well-being.You can keep this.

  • Advocacy and Self-Determination: Champion individuals' rights and self-determination. Assist them in making informed decisions about their lives and choices.

  • Community Representation: Serve as an ambassador for Ability Matters Ohio, raising awareness, understanding, and inclusivity.

Recognition of Excellence: 

Join a team that has received multiple awards, including the Columbus Business First Diversity in Business Award for our outstanding commitment to inclusivity, the BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics, for our contributions to enhancing community engagement and The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Career Achievement Award. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent; related college degree is preferred, but not required.

  • Previous experience in direct care and community involvement is a plus.

  • A demonstrated passion for promoting inclusion and empowerment.

  • Excellent communication skills for fostering meaningful community connections.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and adaptable mindset.

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.

  • Opportunities for career advancement within Ability Matters Ohio.

  • Ongoing training and professional development to enhance your skills.

  • Contribute to meaningful work that directly improves individuals' lives.

  • Supportive and inclusive work environment that values diversity.

  • Hours:  7 am to 3 pm 

  • Compensation: $20.00 Per Hour 

If you are enthusiastic about making a positive impact by championing inclusion and community involvement for individuals with disabilities, we encourage you to apply for the role of Lead Direct Service Professional at Ability Matters Ohio.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, your passion for fostering community connections, and how you align with our mission of inclusion.

Ability Matters continues to pave the way in the industry of serving individuals with disabilities. Click here for more detail:  www.abilitymattersohio.com

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