Recruitment and Retention of Direct Support Workforce
Direct Support Workers (DSW), who support people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and the elderly, work long hours, and are not paid for overtime or vacation. A lot of DSW leave their jobs. Most DSW are:
- Not paid enough
- Work long hours
- Get no overtime pay
- Get no vacation pay
- Get no time off
A lot of positions for DSW are left empty leaving people with I/DD and elderly without help. As a result, MDHHS established a work group to address the issue of recruitment and retention of DSWs.
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