Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Direct Service Workers to Provide Self-Directed HCBS

What You Can Expect to Learn in This Lesson

1. Read

Lesson Description

Providing services and supports for others can be challenging. Your direct service workers (DSW) benefit personally and professionally when you identify and manage potential stressors and minimize cases of DSW burnout so they can perform their job effectively.  Identifying and implementing strategies and steps to manage DSW stress and burnout can help prevent DSWs from leaving.

Lesson Objective

After completing this lesson, you will be able to identify what DSW stress looks like and what may cause stress for the DSWs that support you. 

2. Listen

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A DSP sitting in the living room next to a person they support.