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

Preparing to Recruit DSWs

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Before you start recruiting DSWs, make sure you know what kind of person you want to hire and what supports you want them to provide. Before you start, make sure you:

  • Create a job description
  • Have an email address that you want to use for recruiting DSW candidates
  • Know what characteristics you want your DSW to have
  • Complete a realistic job preview (how to create a realistic job preview will be discussed inĀ  Module 3, Lesson 3.1)