A Direct Support Professional’s (DSP) Personal Journey
A heart warming story from the folks over at MOHR highlighting one direct support professional’s (DSP) personal journey to better the lives of others.
Read the original article here: Bettering the lives of others, direct support professional thrives in her role
Perspective from a Direct Support Professional
Direct support professionals (DSPs) make big sacrifices and put their heart and soul into taking care of people. Here is a letter to the editor that was recently posted on Marshall Independent from a direct support professional (DSP) who works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Read the letter in its entirety here: DSP workforce shortage ‘public health crisis’
Original Article link: http://www.marshallindependent.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/2017/04/dsp-workforce-shortage-public-health-crisis/
If you have hired direct support professionals for long, you hired and trained employees who interviewed and tested as a good fit and yet some just wouldn’t do the job; they did it for a month or two, but eventually just left or were terminated for non-performance. Others were enthusiastic and tried hard, but for some reason just couldn’t do the job, not for lack of training, but a lack of natural aptitude.
In either case you ended up with another failed hire and possibly incidents of theft, abuse and neglect. If this sounds familiar than you will want to see this short video:
FInd out how you can increase the success of your recruiting efforts when hiring Direct Support Professionals by watching a short video!
In this video you will learn:
- How you can identify whether someone CAN and WILL do the job as a Direct Support Professional (DSP).
- Why it is so important to get the right candidate for your DSP position.
- Why many health care providers end up with bad hires that increase the possibility of theft, abuse, and neglect.
- The two statistically distinct DSP roles dependent on the consumer profile
Get instant access the video here: Access Video
Watch this short video to learn how you can nail the selection process for direct support staff!
If you have been hiring direct support staff for long, you have most likely hired and trained employees who interviewed and tested as a good fit only to have them fail. When selecting for direct support staff, organizations neglecting HR best practices could be setting themselves up for potential disasters. How you go about selecting, interviewing, and hiring potential candidates for direct support staff positions makes a huge difference in the outcomes you will get for you and your organization.
In this video you will learn:
- – Small HR mistakes that can cost your organization big losses
- – What HR best practices you should focus on
- – What your current hiring process might be costing you
- – The most important ingredient for improving outcomes when hiring direct support staff