Carey Services Will Observe DSP Week

Carey Services has announced its participation in National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. The week of September 11 through September 17 has been designated as National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week for 2016.

“The Carey Services direct support professionals, or DSPs, help individuals and families to turn abilities and barriers into opportunities every day in several Indiana counties,” said Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president/chief executive officer.  Carey Services employs 230 DSPs who provide daily services for residents and their families in Grant, Blackford, Madison, Hamilton, Wabash and Cass counties.

DSPs are the people who work as direct care workers, in-home support workers, personal assistants and attendants to ensure that people with disabilities are able to live independently in communities of their choosing.  “Direct Support Professional” is a National career title, and is a great job opportunity for those interested in serving people. With a national industry staff shortage, Carey Services is routinely looking for good, hardworking individuals to work as DSPs. If someone is interested in serving as a DSP, they can call 1-888-668-8961 or visit to get connected.

“National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week is a time to demonstrate our gratitude locally for the dedicated individuals who work at Carey Services,” Allbaugh said. “These staff work amazingly hard, and they care very much for the people they serve.”

Carey Services staff will have several activities to assure the DSPs are recognized during this celebration week, Allbaugh said.