When your information is received, it will be included in the weekly Newsletter that is distributed to our list of Consumers and Advocates, and posted on the Consumer Directed Services web site. Your information will also be added to the Consumer Directed Services Database, which will permit us to send you the Newsletter and emails with information from Consumers who are searching for new Personal Assistants.
As a Personal Assistant Candidate, applying for a position with a Consumer (an Independent Person with a Disability or their Representative) please recognize that the Consumer is exclusively responsible for all decisions related to the terms and conditions of your training and employment.
Also, although a few of the Consumers who access the weekly Newsletter can independently finance their own Home Care Services, most of the Consumers participate in a Medicaid Funded program, which establishes the rate of pay and requires the completion of various program and tax documents, and may require the completion of a physical examination.
Finally, please remember that Consumer Directed Services has no role in the process, which may lead to your eventual employment, beyond the distribution of your information to interested parties. Consumer Directed Services urges you to please respect the Consumer, their time and the process, by keeping them informed if you have any difficulty keeping an appointment or if you are fortunate enough to be able to accept an alternative opportunity. The employment process is unpredictable and a little courtesy today may open a new door to an employment opportunity in the future.
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