NHS Human Services, Inc. Direct Care Worker FT 40 hours - Tues-Sat 3p-11p in Virginia Beach, Virginia

NHS is currently seeking a Direct Care Worker to join our NHS IDD division in our Virginia Beach location.


With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader in the human services industry

  • Highly competitive compensation plans

  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program

  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


The Direct Care Worker assists, teaches and monitors client's daily living activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Personal hygiene, bathing, shaving, grooming, dressing, laundry, meal preparation, medication administration, and room care.

  • Provides routine household cleaning and maintenance.

  • Prepares and serves meals according to posted menus and nutritional standards.

  • Assists in medical appointments and follow-through as well as assists with medication administration.



Requisition Number: 32549

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at joan.nickerson@nhsonline.org at mailto:gwendolyn.miller@nhsonline.org

NHS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

  • High School Diploma or GED or Associate Degree in a Human Service or related field.

  • Experience working with children/adolescents/adults and residential services.

  • Preferred experience: working with people with mental retardation or with mental illness in a residential setting.

  • A clean valid driver's license required.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Pay rate is $9 per hour

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability