IDD [DADS] Realistic Job Videos
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) announces two realistic job preview videos for direct support workers available free of charge on the DADS website. One video focuses on working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the second focuses on working with older adults and individuals with physical disabilities.
The purpose of these videos is to help reduce the very high rate of turnover among direct support workers by giving job applicants a full picture of the job before they accept a position. In both videos, real direct support workers describe their work and speak openly about its rewards and challenges. Watching these videos will help job applicants who are not suited to this type of work to self-select out of accepting a position, while encouraging those who are suited to the work to apply.