Capacity-Building Tools

Direct Support Professional Turnover Calculator

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Knowing your organization's DSP turnover rate can make a significant difference

As just about any agency supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities could tell you, high turnover among Direct Support Professionals (DSP) makes it difficult to sustain a sizeable, qualififed workforce to provide the level of quality individuals deserve.

Underlying this challenge is that provider agencies know DSP turnover is high, but they don’t necessarily have the data they need to begin designing interventions that improve retention over time. This resource from the Research & Training Center at the University of Minnesota, titled Assessing Retention Outcomes, offers providers a method for measuring turnover—a critical first step in alleviating this significant challenge.