A career in disability services is a rewarding opportunity for compassionate people who understand the importance of providing quality care and service to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders, and Mental Health Disorders.

Buckeye Residential Solutions offers the chance to make the switch to a career where helping people is central by working as a residential specialist for individuals with disabilities. Learn more about some of the reasons to have a career in disability services and find out if it’s a great fit for you!

1. Meaningful Career Path 

If you believe that the work you do isn’t as rewarding as you want it to be or your skills aren’t being fully utilized, it may be time to make the switch to a meaningful career path in disability services. Support individuals with disabilities’ independence and safety in all settings by providing direct services in group homes and residential settings. Beyond serving daily health and safety needs, you will have the opportunity to facilitate enjoyable experiences for your clients, like inclusive activities, community outings, and visits with friends and family. This meaningful career path helps individuals with disabilities get the most out of life.

2. Want to Make an Impact

Do you work hard, but don’t feel like you’re making a positive impact to the world around you? Whether you’ve already had experience in your personal life with caregiving or want to explore a career that allows you to make a real impact in the lives of individuals, a career in disability services could be the perfect match for you. Not only will you be providing companionship, but the services and care you provide promotes the well-being of individuals with disabilities. They will appreciate the work you do and it will also help give their families and caretakers peace of mind.

3. Ready for a Challenge

If you want to challenge yourself more in your career, gaining a specialized skillset from working with individuals with specific needs could be what you’re looking for. You will never be bored when working in disability services – from providing the compassionate support clients need while helping with household tasks, assisting with daily health care, to facilitating group outings and more – you will find that each day is different from the next when working with individuals with disabilities. Although you will be provided training and have access to support throughout the day, you will still encounter new challenges on a regular basis. To overcome these challenges and provide appropriate care, you must be able to adapt to changing needs, practice patience with your clients and stay open to new learning opportunities. You might even learn something new about yourself while serving the specific needs of individuals with disabilities. An important part of working in disability services is being ready for a challenge so that you can provide the best service for your clients.

4. Flexible Work Schedule

Choose a career that matches your lifestyle. If the typical 9-5 type of job doesn’t work for you and you need more flexible work hours, starting a career in disability services could be an ideal choice for you. You will have the freedom to select your shifts and days of the week to work, giving you more time for family and outside of work obligations.

Are These What You’re Looking for in a Career?

If the above reasons describe what you want out of your career, a job in disability services could be just what you’re looking for. Consider working as a part-time or full-time residential specialist for Buckeye Residential Solutions. From on-site training specific to each client to continuous training workshops, we ensure our residential specialists have the skills they need to feel prepared and confident when providing care to clients. Our new staff training includes MUI, OSHA, HIPPA, CPR, First Aid and Medication Administration training. We also provide crisis management, behavior, mental health and other training workshops led by Cleveland Clinic psychologists, behavioral therapists, and Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities trainers.  

Build your career in disability services at Buckeye and move up the ladder with our Employee Development Program. Our residential specialists and other employees are eligible to advance to positions including house manager, regional manager and program coordinator positions after 1 to 5+ years of experience.