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


What are Self-Directed Supports?

Lesson 1.1 in the module on Understanding Self-Directed Supports

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While some individuals who self-direct services become the legal employer of their DSWs, this is not the case in all self-direction models. Check with your service coordinator and financial management services agency if you have questions about how your self-direction model is structured or your responsibilities in managing services.

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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.