For Immediate Release
September 4, 2019
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County recognizes National Direct Support Professional Week

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization (SCDDO) has launched a media campaign seeking to hire professionals who will assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The media campaign features advertising that promotes jobs through SCDDO’s network of community service providers including Envision, Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Rainbows United, Starkey, KETCH, Catholic Charities, The Arc of Sedgwick County and others: People searching for a rewarding career and flexible work hours should apply for jobs at a specific agency.

The campaign aims to find workers for vacancies that are hard to fill in the direct support workforce. The campaign coincides with National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Sept. 8 – 14.

“Sedgwick County is taking this opportunity to highlight the dedicated, innovative direct support workforce,” said Dee Nighswonger, SCDDO Director.

For more information about providers and their job opportunities, please visit

For a video capturing the work of direct support professionals, please visit:

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