Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Direct Service Workers to Provide Self-Directed HCBS
What is a Realistic Job Preview?
Realistic job previews tell DSWs the good and bad parts of a job. It is one way to help find a DSW who is a good match for you.
Realistic job previews describe:
- A DSW’s duties
- Other requirements (such as being a non-smoker, having completed CPR training, or having a first aid certification)
- The workplace and any key characteristics of the individual receiving supports and/or preferences (e.g., female, disability type, work site(s), prefers female DSW)
- The challenges of the job
- The rewards of the job