Welcome to the
Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation
We are regional collaborations created to develop the competencies and ethics of New York’s 110,000 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with service providers, DSPs, people with disabilities, their families, and other stakeholders, the RCWT are building workforce capacity based on the NYS DSP Core Competencies and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals’ Code of Ethics.
DSPs define the quality of every service by their understanding, competence and ethical commitment. Service transformation is possible with workforce transformation.
The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) schedules FREE trainings and presentations in six regions of New York State. View our training scheduled and register today.
The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) has a comprehensive online library of Videos, Training Information, Webinars, and many other resources available to service providers, family members, advocates, and people receiving support.
The Code of Ethics and Core Competencies adopted by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) apply to all Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) across the state, working in both private and public sector programs.
RCWT Blog: Updates, News, & Announcements
Region 4 of the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) is hosting a Frontline Supervisor Symposium on Thursday, 5/25/17. The symposium will take place in New York City from 10am-12pm. You can register here. Why are the RCWT having a Frontline Supervisor...read more
In April 2017, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) published a report on the Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce crisis. The report is called Addressing the Disability Services Workforce Crisis of the 21st Century. The report talks...read more
For the first time, New York State is participating in a national survey on the quality and stability of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce. The survey is called The 2016 National Core Indicators Staff Stability Survey. DSP Turnover is a National Crisis...read more
At the 2017 NYSACRA conference, the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) shared resources and answered inquiries. We distributed posters for the core competencies, cards for the code of ethics, Workforce Transformation DVDs, and information about...read more
This year’s State Budget will contain the funds requested by the #bfair2DirectCare campaign to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan attended a recent...read more