Becoming a Worker

Becoming a Worker

Self-directed services not only benefit you as the Worker but, most importantly, the individual receiving care. Benefits include:


Using self-directed programs allow Representatives and Participants the freedom to choose and hire their own Workers.

Trusted Caregivers

Self-directed programs allow the individual receiving care to hire family and friends that they know and trust.


Participants are able to set a schedule that meets their specific and unique needs.


Hiring Process

  1. Representative receives the New Hire Packet during enrollment, online or by request.
  2. Representative and Worker complete the packet and submit paperwork to PICS Human Resources by email, fax or mail.
  3. PICS Human Resources notifies Representative of Worker's status by email or mail. If complete, PICS Human Resources sends official date of hire notice to Representative.

Hiring Materials

Please visit our forms page to access a hiring packet.


Finding Work


Your local community social media pages are a great way to find job postings from local people who may be outside of your personal network.

While PICS is not able to connect Participants with potential Workers, many of our Participants make connections using the strategies below. is an online job board, specializing in job postings for caregivers. Providers create profiles describing their skills and talents and can search for job postings. Individuals seeking staff can create job postings and review applicant profiles.

Direct Support Connect is a free online job board provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Employers and job seekers can each create a profile to review open positions or available applicants.

Minnesota Works is another free online job board that brings Minnesota employers and job seekers together. Tutorials for employers are providers by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.