Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Direct Service Workers to Provide Self-Directed HCBS

Module #1: Understanding Self-Directed Supports

The illustration is meant to show the steps on the path to hiring and keeping direct support workers. Key steps in the process iclude recruiting, selecting, and retaining workers.

Module Description:

The purpose of this training module is to assist individuals, their family members, or their authorized representatives who self-direct services in gaining a basic understanding of self-directed supports and their roles and responsibilities related to supervising direct service workers (DSW).

Module Objective:

Learners will identify the benefits of self-directed supports, understand various roles and responsibilities in self-directed supports, and identify key tasks in managing self-directed supports.

Module Lessons:

Lesson 1.1: What are Self-Directed Supports?

Lesson 1.2: Managing Your Self-Directed Supports

Lynda Lahti Anderson, University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration

Barbara Kleist, University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration

Kristin Dean, University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration

Danielle Mahoehney, University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration