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Ohio is currently experiencing a Direct Support Professional workforce crisis that may ultimately impact the ability to provide services. While there is high demand for direct support professionals, there is a lack of people available for the job.

The MCBDD is committed to working with individuals, families and local service providers to address the DSP workforce crisis to make sure people with developmental disabilities have the support they need to live safe and healthy lives.

Information for Job Seekers

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are individuals who work directly with people that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, while helping them to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Learn More

There are many local provider agencies in Medina County that currently have a need for DSPs. To view a list of local agencies, click here.

We want to make sure that all individuals who are interested in becoming a Direct Support Professional have the necessary information to feel comfortable and confident through their journey into the field. Learn More.

If you have any any questions about becoming a DSP in Medina County, please email us at providersupports@mcbdd.org.

Information for Providers

The MCBDD offers and funds an Employee Referral Program to help local service provider agencies increase their DSP recruitment efforts.

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Employee DSP Referral Program form

The MCBDD is offering a fuel reimbursement program to help local agency service providers address increased fuel costs.

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Provider Agency NMT Fuel Program Information

Provider Agency Agreement for Assistance form

Provider Agency NMT Fuel Program form

The MCBDD is offering agency providers who provide Homemaker Personal Care (HPC) services an opportunity for consideration to receive payments to be used towards retention bonuses for HPC-DSP staff.

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Provider Agency HPC-DSP Retention Program Information

Provider Agency Agreement for Assistance form

Provider Agency HPC-DSP Retention form

The MCBDD is offering Independent providers who provide Homemaker Personal care (HPC) and Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) services the opportunity for consideration to receive grant funds.

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Independent Provider Grant Program Information

Independent Provider Request for Independent Provider Support form

Independent Provider W-9 form

Help combat the DSP Workforce Crisis by getting involved in recruitment efforts! Check out the following media kit for resources to help spread the word about the current need for DSPs in Medina County.

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Information for Individuals and Families

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are individuals who work directly with people that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, while helping them to live, learn, work and play in their communities. many factors ahve played into the current DSP Workforce Crisis. Read More

The MCBDD updates individuals and families on the continuing DSP Workforce Crisis and its potential impact on our local system and its ability to continue to provide service. Read More

The MCBDD shares information about the DSP Workforce Crisis. Read More 

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