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Direct Support Lead in Nicholasville, KY at ResCare

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job Description


Title: Direct Support Lead

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Direct Support Lead.

About this Line of Business

We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies - working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

As a(n) Direct Support Lead you will: 

  • Collects and reports management information to ensure continuous evaluation and improvement of operations.
  • Works to create a positive work environment and proper deployment of direct care workers.
  • Reports safety and maintenance concerns as needed and Addresses and corrects health, safety, and environmental concerns.
  • Implements fiscal processes and loss control programs to ensure appropriate allocation of financial resources.
  • Completed all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Monitors the budgets and finances of the person (s) served.
  • Coaches and mentors support staff and attends and participated in announced meetings.
  • Successfully completed all necessary training in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Experience in providing services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or related disorders preferred.
  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company.
  • Capable of working responsibly with highly confidential information.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must meet all agency requirements for pre-employment as required by ResCare and/or State regulations.


  • High school diploma or GED. Exceptions to educational requirements must comply with state law and regulations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid driver’s license from state of residence with a satisfactory driving record as defined by ResCare’s vehicle policy and/or liability insurance carrier (as applicable per program requirements).

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

500 Bellerive Blvd , Nicholasville, KY 40356-8140 USA