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

Talk to People Who Support You Now

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People who know you and your support needs can give you ideas for what your realistic job preview should include. Talk to people who have provided you with paid or unpaid support. Some questions you will want to ask them when creating your own realistic job preview:

  • What do they wish they had known before they started providing supports?
  • Was there anything that surprised them after they started working?
  • What is their favorite part of their job?
  • What part of their job do they like the least?