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We're Joining the Movement

Lawyers have the American Bar Association. Physicians have the American Medical Association. Direct Support Professionals have the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). Catholic Charities Disabilities Services is joining the movement to professionalize the position of direct support. Over the next few months Catholic Charities Disabilities Services will be rolling out a program to inculcate their direct support workforce on the NADSP Code of Ethics and the 15 Core Competencies of the NADSP.

The centerpiece of this project is the new Enhanced Job Description and corresponding evaluation tool for direct support professionals. This project was done in collaboration with direct support professionals, supervisors, managers, and residential and human resources administration.

Catholic Charities Disabilities Services is proud of this bold step taken by the residential department and looks forward to realizing the positive affects it will have on the people we serve.

To learn more about the NADSP Code of Ethics: https://www.nadsp.org/library/code-of-ethics/10- library/72-code-of-ethics-full-text.html

To learn more about the NADSP 15 Core Competencies: https://www.nadsp.org/2011-09-22-14-00- 06.html