To: Janus Direct Service Workforce
From: Yolanda Kincaid, President/CEO
Date: February 13, 2023
Re: Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) created a state plan for Home and
Community Based Services (HCBS) that is focused on supporting the workforce that provide
direct service to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. A component of
this state spending plan was a grant opportunity. Janus applied for this grant in 2022, we were
approved and recently received the funds! As a grant recipient, we happily agreed to the
conditions of this grant which is to assure that at least 95% of the funds go directly to Direct
Service Workers (DSW). As a result of the payment we received on January 31st, your
leadership team is spending 100% of this amount on DSWs through a bonus payment to
applicable DSW positions.
For this grant, the state defines a Direct Support Worker (DSW) as a person who provides
hands-on care or direct support in HCBS settings for individuals who need assistance to perform
routine daily activities secondary to aging and/or disabilities. DSW staff typically have regularly
scheduled services and are paid hourly or on a monthly basis. Contractors are eligible DSWs;
and a direct supervisor who performs DSW functions when there is a lack of availability of
DSWs is eligible (unless their job duties fall in the category of an ineligible recipient which
includes: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CCOs, CMOs, or equivalent agency leadership positions,
Administrative staff, Office staff or equivalent employee positions).
The state published a list of services, here are the identified services of their list that Janus is
offering this bonus:
• Community/Day Habilitation
• Extended Services
• Facility Habilitation
Based on the above list of services, the following job titles have been identified:
• DSP – Program Instructor, Work Experience
• DSP – Program Instructor, Doorways• DSP – Capabilities Café Team Lead
• DSP – Doorways Team Lead
• DSP – Production Manager
• DSP – Client Services Manager
On or about February 24, 2023, applicable DSW positions (as indicated above) will receive a
second deposit in their linked bank account: the first being the usual pay for hours worked and
the second will be the payment from this grant.
• Applicable part-time DSWs will receive 50% of the amount of a full time DSW.
• To participate in this bonus, the applicable employee must have completed
his/her/their 90-day orientation period with Janus.
As always, thank you for everything that you do each day to support
Janus Developmental Services, Inc.
You are truly appreciated and valued.
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