Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview (2007)

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A video illustrating the real, everyday work of direct support professionals (DSPs) in the field of developmental disabilities. This job preview is a DSP recruitment strategy designed to give potential employees detailed and balanced information about job expectations, the employer, and the worksite, so they can make an informed decision about accepting a job offer from the employer. A realistic job preview provides both positive and negative information that potential staff are unlikely to know. DSPs profiled in the video offer first-person advice about this important career choice in the following areas: On the Job, Rewards of Direct Support, Challenges of Direct Support, Qualities of a Great DSP, and Lessons Learned.

Staff: Jerry W Smith