Ohio Valley Residential Services provides places to live and personal care for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.
December 4th, 2019
Ohio Valley Residential Services (OVRS) is saddened by the recent arrest of former employee Carla Clark. She is charged with theft of client funds.
Last month, our agency routine internal system controls found the discrepancies in client fund records of some of the client’s Ms. Clark was providing services to. We quickly started our internal investigation, and fired Ms. Clark, when it became obvious that she could not account for the missing client funds.
As a former DSP myself, I understand the determination, dedication, patience, grit and love it takes to wake up every day, make your way to work and practice the unconditional empathy and care to people who depend on you to help them start their day and be as productive and active as they can be.
I believe DSP’s are “LIFE Coaches”. Encouraging, motivating and helping others see their full potential. Coaching people to be the best that they can be while taking care to recognize that line where providing the services for someone is only guided by the individuals desire to self-determine, self-direct their care and to be as independent as they possibly can.
Jamie Steele, Executive Director, OVRS
At OVRS, you can feel great about the work you do. Every employee has a meaningful role to play in the lives of people with disabilities. And every employee is important to us – with talents that make each one special. To learn more about the rewarding careers at OVRS, please go to our career pages.