Posts about Direct Support Professionals
Addressing the Other Causes of DSP Turnover
The average turnover rate for direct support professionals (DSPs) at organizations that provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is 45%. Here are the some of the reasons why.
What Makes a Successful DSP, and How Do You Find More?
What do you look for when interviewing DSP candidates? I’ve asked that question of providers across the country, and the same characteristics come up again and again...
Recognizing and Treating Compassion Fatigue in DSPs
Your Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are especially susceptible to compassion fatigue and it can lead to your most caring and committed DSPs leaving the job.
5 Ways to Show Appreciation for DSPs During the Holidays
The holidays are a great opportunity to make your DSPs. feel appreciated. Showing appreciation can go a long way in boosting employee morale and retention.
DSP Retention: Nurture Your Newbies, Reward Your Veterans
Like any other initiative, the keys to creating a successful peer mentoring program include building buy-in and determining how you will evaluate effectiveness.
5 Ways Smartwatches Can Help You Care for Those With Intellectual Disability
Wearables have been a major market trend among tech giants, and these devices may have strong health benefits too. Per, ....
What’s Driving High DSP Turnover Rates?
Do you know why DSPs are not staying in their positions? Learn why and how different types of organizations are affecting this trend now.
How Mobile Technology Aides in Training DSPs
Mobile technology is changing the U.S. in profound ways. According to U.S. News, the number of smartphone owners in the, ....
5 Fun Ways to Reconnect With Your Staff During National DSP Recognition Week
National DSP Recognition Week is around the corner. Know what it means. Show recognition where it's due, and start planning your events now.
Behind the Poor Pay and High Turnover Rates of Direct Support Professionals
While many DSPs find their jobs rewarding, they face a variety of challenges, including high turnover, low wages, and limited access to training.
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