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

Module #3: Selecting and Hiring the Right DSW for You

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

This module provides information on how to interview and select direct service workers (DSW) that are the best fit. Topics include creating a realistic job preview, developing an accurate job description, and developing interview questions.  This module also covers ranking DSW candidates, checking references, and hiring DSWs.   

Module Objective

Learners will be able to create a realistic job preview and interview plan to hire DSWs.

Module Lessons

Lesson 3.1: Creating a Realistic Job Preview

Lesson 3.2: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews and Reviewing Results

Lesson 3.3: How to Hire the Right Person As Your DSW

Jody Van Ness, University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration

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