TRPIL - Transitional Paths to Independent Living

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69 East Beau Street
Washington, PA 15301
Voice: 724-223-5115
TTY: 724-228-4028
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Currently transitioned

TRPIL can assist you in transitioning from a facility to live independently in the manner you want, in the community of your choice.

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Transitional Paths to Independent Living: Homepage > TRPIL Community Support Services > TRPIL Community Services Training for Direct Care Workers (DCWs)

TRPIL Community Services Training for Direct Care Workers (DCWs)

Our workforce of Direct Care Workers support individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Direct care work is not just a job -- it is a rewarding career path.

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DCW Training Program

Our training is supported by TRPIL's purpose and values: that people with disabilities have the right to determine how to live independently in their community.

The Direct Care Worker Training Center focuses on the core competencies needed for quality and consumer-directed care:
Some of our training equipment   DCWs being trained

Watch our training video .

DCW Job Requirements

(The only people ineligible to provide direct care for consumers are their spouses, legal guardians, and those who serve as their powers of attorney.)

The number of hours a DCW can work with a consumer is determined by guidelines established through the Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) and Department of Health. Referrals for in-home care are made through the Area Agency on Aging and funded by Medicaid.

Currently, TRPIL serves 600-625 consumers, with 558 DCWs on the payroll.

TRPIL DCW Training Center

TRPIL's direct care worker Training Center is located at:

31 East Chestnut Street, Suite 202
Washington, PA 15301

(enter at rear entrance to second floor, at top of parking lot)

Check out the Direct Care Worker Training Calendar for the days and times of our training sessions.

Email the Attendant Training Department.

Interested in employment opportunities? See HERE.

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