DHS contracts with people who are located in or near each protected person's community to act as a representative on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of Human Services in the capacity of guardian and/or conservator.
Application for contractual agreement as DHS Representative
Service principles and requirements for becoming a DHS Representative
Contract DHS Representative
Expectations of Contract DHS Representative
- Advocate for and act on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities in needed areas as determined by the court.
- Maintain regular contact with protected person.
- Intervene in situations as needed so the protected person's best interests are served.
- Attend all annual and special interdisciplinary team meetings.
- Participate in training offered by the Department of Human Services.
- Participate in filing annual court reports as required by the Court.
- Submit quarterly written reports to the Department of Human Services on Guardianship/Conservatorship activities.
- Maintains files necessary to complete annual report and quarterly written reports.
Knowledge and Abilities of Contract DHS Representative
- Knowledge of specialized services available to persons with developmental disabilities desirable.
- Knowledge of available generic community services.
- Ability to develop relationships with persons unable to communicate through typical means.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to handle and resolve problems.
Education and Experience of Contract DHS Representative
- High school graduate.
- One year of related experience.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience.
For a copy of the Application for Contractual Agreement as DHS Representative click here.
DHS Representative Forms
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Monthly Accounting Form