Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview (RJP)


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A realistic job preview (RJP) is a recruitment strategy used to give potential employees detailed and balanced information about job expectations, the employer, and the worksite, so they can make an informed decision about accepting a job offer from the employer. RJPs provide both positive and negative information that potential staff are unlikely to know. This RJP video illustrates the real, everyday work of direct support professionals. This video provides first-person stories and advice for people considering direct support as a career choice. The topics include:

  • On the job (What to expect)
  • The rewards of direct support
  • The challenges of direct support
  • Qualities of a great direct support professional
  • Lessons learned

The 22-minute DVD includes a Realistic Job Preview Userís Guide.

22 minutes, closed captioned. NTSC. $85 including shipping.

To order the Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview (RJP) DVD:

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For further information contact:

  • Publications Office
  • Institute on Community Integration
  • University of Minnesota
  • Phone: 612-624-4512
  • Fax: 612-624-9344
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