Minnesota Direct Support Workforce 2018 Final Report

Description

This is the final report of the results of statewide surveys of direct support organizations in Minnesota conducted to better understand wages, benefits, size, and scope of the direct support workforce. The direct support workforce is one of the highest-demand and anticipated growth sectors in the U.S. and Minnesota. Expansion of this workforce is impossible without significant improvements in worker recruitment, onboarding, development, and retention. These challenges impact individuals, families, and community providers who are finding it increasingly difficult to find and keep high-quality employees. Meeting the promises of the Minnesota Olmstead Act is directly related to being able to provide adequate support in the community, and direct support workers are the people who provide this support.

Details

Date
06/23/2019 
Type
Report 
Contact
Julie E Kramme dahl0488@umn.edu or +1 612-301-1408
Publisher
Minnesota Direct Support Workforce Project
Collaborators
Disability Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Topics

  • Direct support workforce
    • Retention and recruitment
      • Workforce development strategies