Blitz Media Design's Embracing Challenge Program Helps Attract Direct Support Professionals

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Embracing Challenge is Blitz Media Design's focused program designed to help developmental disabilities providers attract and retain more Direct Support Professionals. It helps nonprofits get off the hamster wheel of finding, hiring, and then losing staff.

Embracing Challenge helps DD nonprofits get off the hamster wheel of finding, hiring, and then losing DSPs

Embracing Challenge helps DD nonprofits get off the hamster wheel of finding, hiring, and then losing DSPs

Before we worked with Craig and Scott, almost no one applied on our website. Thanks to their process, we came up with an approach that produced 84 online applications within seven months!

Blitz Media Design has created a new "Embracing Challenge" program for developmental disabilities providers to attract and retain more Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).

DSPs work directly with people who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, and while the demand for DSPs is high, providers struggle to attract applicants. As a result of many hours of interviews combined with 20 years experience helping Developmental Disabilities (DD) nonprofits with marketing, Blitz Media Design has developed the Embracing Challenge program to help solve this challenge.

Common challenges for DD nonprofits include:

  • We're competing with places like McDonald's who pay as much for jobs with less responsibility
  • We waste a great deal of time and money training new DPSs who quit in six months or less
  • Overtime costs are at an all-time high
  • Our good DSPs are burning out covering extra shifts
  • We get very few responses to our online job postings

Embracing Challenge helps providers develop a more effective communication strategy to motivate more applicants and support existing Human Resource department efforts. It is not an employment service or automated tool or long-term contract program. In the first two months it will create a communication strategy customized for the provider's use on websites, job sites, job fairs, and similar that will motivate more people to apply. It also provides new ideas for employee retention that do not rely on increasing hourly wages for DSPs.

Embracing Challenge has already helped Blitz Media Design clients. According to the director of the Resident Home Association of Greater Dayton, Peter J. Roll, "Before we worked with Craig and Scott, almost no one applied on our website. Thanks to their process, we came up with an approach that produced 84 online applications within seven months!"

More details of the program are available at blitzmediadesign.com/dsp

About Blitz Media Design
The company has helped commercial businesses and nonprofits with marketing and web development since 1999. Principals Craig and Scott de Fasselle share a personal connection to the developmental disabilities community, and began to focus their primary efforts on it in early 2017.

Their success with current clients and ongoing research has led to the development of an "Embracing Challenge" program that helps DD nonprofits attract and retain new DSPs.

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Craig de Fasselle
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