Direct Care at Hope NetworkThe Hope is You.

What is a Direct Care Professional?

Direct Care Professionals embody Hope.

They give back to their communities, speak for those without a voice, and serve unconditionally. If this sounds like you, join us and watch your talents grow in ways you never imagined. View our realistic job preview to learn more.

Direct Care is Many Significant Roles, Wrapped into One.

Direct Care is a Dynamic and Versatile Career Field.

Our staff’s work resembles that of many professional fields: teaching when a client wants to learn a skill; therapy when they need a shoulder to lean on; nursing when they have an injury. This unique exposure provides a diverse and meaningful profession, or a foundation for those interested in pursuing careers in these fields.

How do Direct Care Professionals Make a Difference?

Our Direct Care staff are often seen as extensions of our clients. They don’t just care for them, they work with them.

This collaboration extends to all aspects of our clients’ lives, small and big. In Direct Care, your responsibilities are plentiful, and your impact is immeasurable.

No two roles or shifts are alike in Direct Care.

One client’s level of care could be entirely different from another’s. And what a client needs one day might not be what they need the next.

Similarly, our Direct Support Professionals, Rehabilitation Technicians, Residential Instructors, and Rehabilitation Assistants all assist the people we serve to achieve their goals, but each in their own unique way.

Explore the titles to determine which one fits your career aspirations. If you’re not sure, our Direct Care recruitment team can guide you based on your professional interests.

Direct Support Professionals
Residential Instructors
Rehabilitation Assistants

These roles work with our Behavioral Health Services team, supporting individuals living with mental illness and behavioral challenges. In addition, Direct Support Professionals can also work with our Developmental and Community Services team, supporting clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Clients ages include 18 and up.
  • Clients require varying degrees of medical and/or hands-on care and behavior support.
  • Care settings include long- or short-term, community-based, in home, outpatient, and day programs.
Rehabilitation Technicians

Working with our Neuro Rehabilitation team, this role supports patients who live with a brain or spinal cord injury due to a car or motorcycle crash, fall, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or other neurological conditions.

  • Average patient age is under 50 years old, most are in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.
  • Patients require medical and hands-on care that range from minimal to full support and from bowel/bladder programs to feeding (including dietary restrictions), wound/skin care, medication administration, and transfers.
  • Care settings can be short- or long-term, as well as in outpatient or day rehab programs.


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