How to Find the Right Mentor at Your Job

In any job or industry, it is always helpful to have a mentor. Navigating your career or your immediate job responsibilities can be challenging. It is often beneficial to have someone who’s been there before you to show you the ropes. When you start a new position at a hospital, most supervisors assign you a mentor.…


More Than a Career: Working as a Direct Support Professional

It’s a seemingly vague job title for an impressively important position.  Some believe the title must be vague in order for those who serve in this position to be able to do all that is necessary. A Direct Support Professional (DSP) is “a person who assists an individual with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to…


Mental Health: How to Get Your Own Support as a DSP

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you’re in a position of always providing support and care for others. You have the unique privilege of providing support to intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals, allowing them to live in a home setting. Since you are charged with helping your patient to do as much for themselves as…


New Year, New You: How to Boost Your Communications Skills on the Job

Your communication skills may be the one personal skill with the greatest impact on your job satisfaction, your relationships with your colleagues and your patient satisfaction. In fact, it’s integral to your career success and professional development. It really does not matter what field you practice in; your communication skills help you to succeed. It…


How Does Your Resume Look? 5 Tips for Changing the Way Your Resume Appears

If you’re looking for a new job, then it’s time to pay close attention to your resume. If you’re still using the same one you had four years ago, you’ll find it’s likely hiring managers and recruiters may not be paying attention. Your resume is the first way and the first time you’ll be able…


Learn What it Takes to Become a Direct Support Professional

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you’re responsible for assisting and connecting with those who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities with their everyday tasks. This may mean housekeeping, meal preparation, driving to appointments, or running errands. While the description of the duties is similar to that of a home health aide, the responsibilities and education…


What to Do When You Are Faced With An Ethical Dilemma

It’s a question commonly asked during a job interview because it’s a situation that is not uncommon in the medical profession. How have you handled an ethical dilemma in the past? Understanding the Ethical Dilemma There may come a time when you’re faced with a situation that goes against your ethics, morals or values. It…


Interview Workshop: The Best Online Prep Tools You Should Be Using

Once you’ve sent in your application with a well-polished resume, you may receive a request for an interview. You mustn’t assume this interview is a simple formality before you receive a job offer. Your hiring manager is probably interviewing several people, and your job interview is an audition. The interview is one step closer to…


How to Balance Being a Nurse and Motherhood

Being a mom might be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. When you combine that with being a nurse and caring for other people all day long, you might think that you could not make those two jobs work together. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. While challenging, it is possible…


How to Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Whether at work or at home, conflicts happen. The difference is at home you have the opportunity to speak openly and transparently with your family. At work, conflict resolution can sometimes take on a political flavor. But whether it’s at home or at work, there are steps you can take to help resolve conflict and…