Direct Support Worker Survey 2019 Final Report

Description

This is the final report of the results from a statewide survey of direct support workers in Minnesota 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
6/23/2019 
Type
Report 
Contact
Julie E Kramme dahl0488@umn.edu or +1 612-301-1408
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Co-publisher
Minnesota Direct Support Workforce Project
Collaborators
Minnesota Department of Human Services

Topics

  • Direct support workforce
    • Human resources and management
      • Retention and recruitment
        • Workforce development strategies