If you're looking to hire direct support, you can create a profile with Direct Support Connect® that tells direct support workers:
If you're a direct support worker, you can create a profile with Direct Support Connect® that tells people:
Once you complete the online registration process, you can search registry profiles using standard filters and search criteria. To make a connection, click Connect With Me. This allows you to send secure messages through the site. If interested, you can then connect by phone or in person.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services takes data privacy and security seriously and is committed to protecting user information. The Direct Support Connect® website is secure and collects only the minimum amount of data needed to help users connect.
If you need direct support but don't know if you qualify for PCA services, Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) or Consumer Support Grant (CSG), contact the human services office in the county where you live to discuss options and eligibility.
You can request a MnCHOICES assessment from your local human services office. A certified assessor will meet with you to determine what services and programs you qualify for based on your needs, and then you choose what services and programs are right for you.
Find contact information here:
For additional details, check out these resources from the Minnesota Department of Human Services:
You can find a list of PCA agencies within Minnesota by:
Or search on MinnesotaHelp.info, using a keyword, example: Personal Care Assistant (PCA).
If you’ve forgotten your password:
To change your password:
If you are a direct support worker, you can only see profiles of those who registered as people looking to hire.
If you are a person looking to hire, you can only see profiles of those who registered as direct support workers.
Set your profile to show, and your profile will appear to registered users in searches on the site.
Set your profile to hide, and your profile will not appear in any searches on the site.
Yes, some content must be approved before it's displayed in a Direct Support Connect® profile.
SEIU is the healthcare union representing all types of healthcare workers, including direct support workers in PCA Choice, Consumer Directed Community Supports and the Consumer Support Grant, throughout Minnesota.
Direct support workers are not required to be union members to register with Direct Support Connect®.
If desired, information about SEIU is available by contacting:
A Unique Minnesota Provider Identification (UMPI) number is what MHCP (Minnesota Health Care Program) enrolled providers use to bill the state for a worker's services, so a worker can get paid. As a PCA, CSG, or CDCS direct support worker, you receive this number after enrolling with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and becoming affiliated with an MHCP enrolled provider agency.
To be given an UMPI, you must:
An UMPI number is required when providing care for someone who is receiving Medical Assistance (Medicaid).
You are not required to provide an UMPI number to register with Direct Support Connect®.
A learner ID is an identification number you receive after registering on Direct Course. Direct Course offers online training courses for direct support workers through The College of Direct Support.
If you lose your learner ID, you can recover it by visiting the College of Direct Support login page and clicking Forgot Password.
Adding your learner ID to your profile will display a list of courses you’ve taken in Direct Course. These courses highlight your training and skills and may help you make a connection on the site. People who are looking to hire workers may be interested in certain training or skills, and showing you’ve taken courses may help you get hired.
Note: You are not required to provide a Learner ID to register with Direct Support Connect®.