Home Care Providers
Currently, we are recruiting for home care providers. We are seeking reliable, caring individuals willing to share their home and change the life of someone in their community. Qualified care providers will share our person-centered approach to delivering support. Our goal is to tailor support to each individual, promoting independence.
We offer the support of an Agency, a Care Coordinator, as well as needed respite from providing care. We offer a very generous stipend, room and board monthly payments, as well as any additional training you may need to be successful.
Home Care Provider Responsibilities include:
- 24-hour support and supervision
- Assistance with personal care, medication management, meal preparation, scheduling appointments and transportation to doctor appointments etc. and other needs as identified
- All providers and adults living in the home must pass a criminal background check
- A home safety inspection is completed on all qualified homes
What are the qualifications and requirements to be a home care provider?
The success of this model of support is based on finding the best match between participant and provider. We are looking for reliable, caring, responsible people interested in making a difference in someone else’s life. Many of our providers are Licensed Nursing Assistants, but that is not a requirement. All providers will have CPR and First Aid training. Often additional participant specific training may occur based on individual care needs.
All provider homes are subject to a safety inspection that is conducted by the State of Vermont. Requirements such as two means of egress from the bedroom, appropriate smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers are examples of some of the basic requirements. If a participant uses a wheelchair or needs an accessible bathroom additional requirements would apply.
It is not a requirement for providers to own their home. However, we are looking for stability in a placement, and a landlord would need to agree to make necessary changes to the environment if required; such as an egress window that complies with regulatory dimensions.
Home Care Providers are required to maintain both home owners insurance and motor vehicle insurance.
To promote the health and well-being of the provider, as well as longevity of the placement, funds for respite are made available to the provider. The amount of these funds varies based on individual situations.
We are invested in the success of each placement. Our skilled Care Coordinators provide regular and ongoing support to both the client and home care provider. Regular check-ins by phone and monthly home visits are made to ensure high-quality care.
“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value”
— Jim Rohn