And how explaining jobs to children can help… Outside of the developmental disabilities field, who knows what a Direct Support Professional is? Almost no one. So, if a person looking for a job has no idea what a DSP is or does, is it possible for them to want that job? No.
May 16, 2018
In my last post, I broke down the misconception that your organization is competing for employees with places like McDonald’s because of similar pay. Developmental disability organizations often added to that concern. What I heard was, “We’re competing with McDonald’s. The pay is similar, and you’re not responsible for someone’s life.“
Organizations helping people with developmental disabilities often feel like they’re competing for employees with anyone willing to pay $9–12/hour. But that isn’t true. Someone who will make an ideal Direct Support Professional is looking for something beyond a paycheck.
Feb 27, 2018
What’s holding back your developmental disability nonprofit from more Direct Support Professional applicants at job fairs? At job fairs, people are ready to apply on the spot. So why aren’t more people filling out your job application?
Jul 27, 2017
When you write your non-profit’s mission statement, do you feel something missing? Learn how answering three questions (and understanding Batman) will make your mission more compelling and motivate people to help your non-profit.