The employees of Our Lady of the Wayside are a key part of providing the best quality of support to the individuals we serve.  All employees must complete comprehensive, paid training courses appropriate for the position in which they are hired.  We seek professional, dedicated and compassionate staff to join our team.  Employees working at our locations provide 24 hour/7 days a week assistance and care to children and adults with developmental disabilities.  These services include: personal care, meal planning/prepping, grocery shopping, transporting to and from community activities and appointments and other aspects of daily living.  Wayside focuses on being consistent with every person by providing specialized support that brings consumers  increased opportunities for active participation in the community and an enhanced quality of life.

Our Lady of the Wayside provides residential, respite, transportation and day programming services for 700 children and adults with developmental disabilities in more than 70 locations throughout Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Summit and Medina Counties (placement is based on your location and priority of home).


At least eighteen (18) years of age.
A valid Ohio Driver’s License and maintains a driving record in accordance with Agency policy.
Two (2) years of licensed driving experience may be necessary.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Clear criminal background and drug screening.


DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL – Under limited supervision, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides direct care in the consumer's home and provides a quality of life through residential services based on individual consumer's needs, and the service plan developed for that person.

BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL – Under limited supervision, the Behavior Support Professional provides services to individuals with various developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses and severe behavioral issues in accordance with their individual needs in achieving social, emotional and behavioral goals. (*A minimum of one (1) year experience working with individuals with disabilities required*)



DRIVER (Geauga County Under limited supervision the Driver reports directly to a Transportation Manager and indirectly to the Administrator of Transportation and Logistics.  The Driver provides transportation to clients and assists with all other aspects of the transportation department.

DAY PROGRAM NURSE (Westlake)– The Day Program Nurse assists with the medical care and treatment of consumers as it relates to health and safety. This position requires fulfillment of essential functions in general, and other responsibilities specifically appropriate to meeting the comfort, safety, and staffing standards of The Pathways Program. The Day Program Nurse works in the Medical Services Department under the immediate supervision of the Director of Medical Services.

ADULT PROGRAM SPECIALIST (Valley View, Westlake & Mentor) –  Under direct supervision of the Day Program Manager, the Adult Program Specialist (APS) provides a variety of services and support to consumers with developmental disabilities participating in Our Lady of the Wayside’s Pathways Day Program. The APS will assist in achieving the health, social and emotional goals of a consumer participating in this program.



Our Lady of the Wayside is the Home to Opportunity.  We believe if we hire great people and give them an opportunity to learn and grow, it will in turn allow us to provide great service.  We invest in employees who show leadership capabilities, motivation and excellent customer service skills by offering continuous training and promotional opportunities.  We have designed an innovative, hands on Management Training Program which offers existing employees without prior leadership experience an opportunity to follow the OLW career path.  More than 90% of our management team began their career with Wayside as a Direct Support Professional.  Join our winning team and start your career today!


A comprehensive benefits package is offered to Full-Time employees – competitive health plan, life & supplemental insurance packages, vacation time, personal time, paid holidays and a retirement savings plan. Medical insurance is offered to individuals who meet the ACA requirement of 30 or more hours per week.

Visit the Benefits Overview page for more information.



Contact the Human Resources Department at 440-934-6007, or email

Our Lady of the Wayside is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Workplace