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

Start With the People You Know

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People you know may be a good starting place to find a new DSW. Who are the people in your extended support network that might be good sources to find potential DSWs?  Think about people who know you well.  This could be friends, family, neighbors, people from a faith community, or some other group that you might belong to. They are more likely to have a good idea of who might be a good match for you from the people they know.  Take a minute to start your list.  You can use the Recruitment Plan Worksheet to help you get started.