Why Hire A Direct Support Professional Service?
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-Want to know why you need to hire a Direct Support Professional Service ah?
The answer is:
1. What Self-Determination is
2. Why it is a Crucial Quality When Considering Hiring Direct Support Professionals, and
3. How you can use Self Determination to skyrocket your skills to motivate yourself and others.
We will get into that in a second for now just:
Meet Edward Baci and his Self Determination Theory but don't go too far.
Good! So, there is abroad and complex range of services that DSPs have on their daily routine you need to know about.
They help clients with health and safety tasks, and they also help them strengthen their relationships and improve their networking, communication, personal care, and transportation skills.
-Nothing new, right?
If you still don’t know what a DSP is, though, you can check a full playlist we prepared HERE just for you.
Direct Support Professionals are also trained to advocate for their clients, help with financial duties, support community living, avoid crises, and keep up with household tasks. Wow.
The first time that I knew of all the things DSPs perform daily, this is the image that came into my head.
1. THE REAL VALUE OF A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
No, seriously, a DSP job is undoubtedly incredible, but there are other service careers like Personal care or nursing services that handle similar endeavors, as you probably know. Right?
-So, why the hype with DSP anyway?
If you're a careful reader, you will by now know the answer to that question.
A DSP is a professional specially designed o understand specific needs and outline a plan that matches clients’ goals.
At 1st CFS, for example, we have helped clients brush their teeth while assisting others in preparing for college.
Things that a nurse might not be destined to accomplish, do you agree?
In our opinion, the way DSPs should measure success is by their ability to help clients reach their goals and objectives and feel beyond “OK” about their work.
In other words, the core of direct support professionals is strongly tied to self-determination.
But the real value of this profession doesn't end up there.
Actually, there's another substantial undercover value that goes with self-determination you must know, and that is:
2. THE UNDERCOVER POWER OF AUTHONOMY
Let’s hear what Dr. Baci have to say about Autonomy:
Like Dr, Baci said, In its simplest sense, autonomy is about a person’s ability to act on his or her values and interests.
Taken from ancient Greek, the word means ‘self-legislation or self-governance.’
Modern political thought and bioethics often stress that individual autonomy should be promoted and respected.
But it can be challenging to pin down precisely what autonomy means and why it matters.
It looked at psychologically -autonomy is made up of a set of skills and attitudes.
Relevant skills include the ability to reason, appreciate different points of view, and debate with others.
To do these things, the autonomous person must have a sense of self-worth and self-respect.
Now, for a "normal" person, this is already a challenge. Can you imagine how this is like for a DD?
That's why DSP exists as its core.
Great, now you know that self-determination and autonomy are basic human needs and can lead to positive psychological outcomes but:
-How exactly this all mumbo jumbo helps you anyway?
How you leverage these concepts in your daily activities as a DSP or any other profession or training affects human interaction.
3. HOW TO LEVERAGE SELF-DETERMINATION
I am not going to tell you, so you better watch the video.
Supporting people's basics psychological needs, that's the secret to getting success at any human interaction.
It's easier saying it than applying it thought, that's for sure. Wrapping up.
As you see, it doesn't matter what your industry or profession might be if you want to connect with people, be those clients, students, or colleagues, and be meaningful to them.
You need to be able to satisfy their basic needs.
Self-determination plays a significant role in this endeavor. As President Kennedy once said:
We prefer world law in the age of self determination that world war in the age of mass extermination
There you have it; I hope it has been helpful and has contributed to improving your life by at least a 1%.
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