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Youcef Djedid

Director of Residential Services – CLA

Youcef Djedid has 24 years of experience with Verland in the field of Intellectual Disabilities. In his role as the Director of Residential Services – CLA, Youcef oversees the overall needs of all individuals across three programs: Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID), Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC), and home and community-based services (HCBS) in four counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Youcef began his career at Verland as a Direct Support Professional in 1997. He worked his way up to House Manager in 2001, Resident Services Coordinator shortly thereafter, and Residential Services Director in 2005. In 2011, he also became the Program Services Director for Verland Community Living Arrangements (CLA).

Youcef received his college degree in education in Algeria, with a specialty in natural science teaching. Since emigrating to the United States and becoming a U.S. citizen, Youcef also earned an Associate Degree in Biology from Community College of Allegheny County, as well as completing two years of study in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management from DeVry University.

Outside of work, Youcef spends most of his time with his family. Youcef likes nature, real estate investing, and enjoys traveling to foreign countries.

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