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LFS07 Frontline Leadership - Fiscal Responsibility
The frontline supervisor has a fiscal responsibility to the individual receiving services, to the staff and vendors delivering services through the program or activities, and to the Agency. To be fiscally responsible, you need to have knowledge about the budget process, the elements of a budget, how decisions are made and who is responsible. Understanding consequences and being held accountable for one’s decision is also an important aspect of being fiscally responsible. Good financial management is one of the most important practices in supervision.
Course Objective
• Define fiscal responsibility
• Define the role of the frontline supervisor in the budget process
• Describe the short and long term consequences of following budget guidelines.
• List ways of ensuring fiscal responsibility and management by understanding the budget process and the elements of a budget
• List strategies for making sound budgetary decisions and understand the implications of decisions on programs and services.

Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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