Complexities in attracting and retaining direct support professionals.

  title={Complexities in attracting and retaining direct support professionals.},
  author={Michael Wolf-Branigin and Karen Wolf-Branigin and Nathaniel Israel},
  journal={Journal of social work in disability & rehabilitation},
  volume={6 4},
Recruiting and retaining direct support professionals (DSPs) remains essential to the full inclusion for persons with disabilities. Using a mixed-evaluation model, we measured DSPs' views versus those of their supervisors. DSPs expressed lower perceptions concerning their supervisors, satisfaction with their work situation, and environmental and safety factors. Focus groups provided insights into resolving issues related to compensation, work environment, and recruiting and retaining future… CONTINUE READING

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