Iron and String Life Enhancement in Youngstown is in search of direct care professionals

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ISLE is looking for skilled workers for direct care support

by: Dave Sess

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 / 5:30 PM EDT
Updated: March 23, 2021 / 6:12 p.m. EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Are you passionate about helping others or just being a friend? Iron and String Life Enhancement (ISLE) could be the place for you.

ISLE is looking for direct care support professionals who support people with different skills.

“Basically, to get paid to be our people’s friends,” said Jimmy Sutman, Purple Cat and ISLE owner.

Sutman started the first ISLE house. It was a project with St. Nicholas that turned a school into a dormitory. It has grown to 33 residential locations with over 300 workers.

Positions include some personal hygiene, bathing, helping with eating, cooking. You don’t have to come with a workout. Everything is there.

“The two things I would say come to us with kindness and openness. It will work for you. You just have to give him time, ”said Sutman.

Sutman started out as a direct nurse and now, despite running ISLE, worked an 8-hour shift over the past weekend. He knows the rewards can be so gratifying.

“It’s a really peaceful way to work, and it’s an interesting mix of work and leisure that you get paid for,” he said.

ISLE is funded by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Pay has gotten better, some shifts start at $ 13 an hour, and some vacation wages can be $ 15.

“Taking care of some of our employees directly is a professional position and I’m so excited it can help us become more professional,” said Sutman.

ISLE is a family business and will work with you to find shifts that suit your schedule. Sutman started out as a direct nurse. It is a position that can lead to great things.

“Each and every one of my administrators, each and every one of them looked after directly first,” said Sutman.

You can apply online and in person from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 32 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. CVs can be sent to [email protected]. For more information, call 330-743-3444 (ext 101).

All physical email should be sent to Iron and String Life Enhancement, Inc., 12 S. Phelps St., Youngstown, Ohio 44503.