Caring Hands Community Services is looking for dedicated, honest, and responsible individuals to provide compassionate care and support to adults with Developmental Disabilities in your home and as a part of your family. We’re looking for homes that can provide services and supports that might include personal care, problem solving, and safety in the community, learning new skills and increasing levels of independence, managing challenging behaviors and/or medical needs. You must be willing to provide a home that is safe and loving while assisting with activities of daily living, recreation and socialization, health and safety concerns and medical appointments. Click to Inquire Now!
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Experience with Developmental Disabilities is preferred but not required
- Focus on individualized care and support
- Ability to teach others
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Valid driver’s license
- Clear background screening and clean motor vehicle record
- Ability to chart individual progress online and on paper
All the necessary training for our Host Home Providers to be successful in the field including but in the areas of Developmental Disabilities, CPR, First Aid, medication administration and behavioral safety training, Rights, Confidentiality etc.
WANT TO BE A HOST HOME PROVIDER?
Host Home Providers (HHPs) are independent contractors who provide care in their own homes to the people they support. Depending on individual abilities, HHPs will assist with personal care, meal planning and preparation, medical appointments, community activities, safety skills, shopping and more. Some HHPs may continue to work a full time or part time job while their clients attend a day program or work in the community. Others stay home and care for their client’s full time. A successful HHP is caring, honest, mission-driven, patient, a role model and teacher, has excellent listening and communication skills, and will advocate for and encourage their client to reach their life goals.
The following qualities are in high demand:
- Wheelchair accessible homes
- Single providers
- Excellent skills and/or training for those with behavioral needs
- Excellent skills and/or training for those with medical needs (i.e. CNAs, LPNs, RNs, etc.)
Once you fill out this short questionnaire, please check your email. Although we would love to work with everyone, we process potential providers who are best positioned to receive a client. This is based on the trend of referrals we are receiving. However, we will hold on to all questionnaires for two years if demands for providers change. If your questionnaire is accepted, you will receive an email asking you to complete a full application
- Everyone in your home who wants to be a provider must complete an application and the full training requirements.
- We run background checks for everyone in the home over the age of 18. After your full application(s) is received, you will receive an email with a link to complete an online background release. We will need full names and email addresses of everyone in the home 18 years old and older.
Sometimes it can take a while to find a client match for your host home. We encourage you to be patient and check in with your intake coordinator via email periodically. There are things you can do while you wait which may increase your chances of getting a placement: Take CPR and First Aid classes through the American Red Cross, get your feet wet in the field of I/DD by applying to be a Direct Care Professional with Caring Hands Community Supports Day Program, and/or open your home for Respite clients. Click to Inquire Now!