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Learn How to Become A Professional Consumer-Directed Assistant.

posted Jan 26, 2012, 8:29 AM by Holly Prochaska
Job or career?  It’s up to you!  VAIL is sponsoring two free workshops for people who want to learn more about becoming a Professional Consumer-Directed Assistant.  A Professional Consumer-Directed Assistant helps an individual with a disability with supports needed to live in the community. 


Workshop 1 - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM will be held at the Valley Program for Aging Services' offices located at 325 Pine Avenue, Waynesboro, VA  22980.


Workshop 2 - Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM will be held at the VAIL offices located at 3210 Peoples drive Suite 220, Harrisonburg, VA  22801.


The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL), through a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) titled “Improving and Expanding Consumer-Directed Services” is working across Virginia to develop a workforce of Professional Consumer-Directed Assistants and to establish an electronic Professional Consumer-Directed Assistant Directory.


A Professional Consumer-Directed Assistant is a rewarding and meaningful career of serving others.  It offers flexible hours and on the job training, requires no specialized or costly education or degree and provides a person with an opportunity to build valuable skills while earning pay.


To become a Professional Consumer-Directed Assistant, a person must be 18 years old, have a Social Security number, pass a Criminal Background check and pass a Child Protective Services check if working with a child.


To learn more about the workshop and this rewarding career, contact VAIL a 540-433-6513.  To RSVP for either training call Cheryl Shull at 540-433-65132 or email