Find, Choose and Keep Great DSPs
A pair of easy-to-use toolkits helping families and people with disabilities find quality, caring, and committed Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). There are two different versions of the tookit: one for people with disabilities and one for their family members and support providers. These toolkits, which can be used together or separately, provide:
Information on where in the community individuals and families can find the best DSPs to meet their needs.
Information on how individuals and families choose the best DSP for their needs, including how to develop a realistic job preview.
Information on how to train and support DSPs in the job so they stay longer.
A CD that provides worksheets, sample realistic job previews, and other resources.
- Resource Guide
- Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
- Direct support workforce
- Supervision and mentoring
- Human resources and management
- Retention and recruitment
- Workforce development strategies
- Community life
- Community supports and services
- Person-centered planning and practices
- Self-advocacy and self-determination
- Support coordination and case management
- Housing and residential services
- Consumer/self-directed services
- Family supports/in-home services