WHAT TYPE OF THINGS WILL I DO AS A PROVIDER?
Providers do a variety of tasks, which could include: light housekeeping, laundry, assisting and transporting individuals to medical appointments, grocery shopping, accessing activities in the community, assisting with personal care, etc. The particular services you will provide are based on the individual’s needs and their individual service plan (ISP).
HOW DO I FIND AN INDIVIDUAL TO WORK WITH?
When an individual is looking for a new provider, a Request for Provider Interest (RFI) will be sent out via email to providers. If you are interested in working with the individual, follow the instructions in the RFI and your information will be given to the SSA who will compile the information for the individual. Once interviews are completed, the individual will choose which provider they want to assist them. Individuals can also find and contact providers through the DODD website.
WHAT TRAINING ARE PROVIDERS REQUIRED TO HAVE ONCE THEY ARE CERTIFIED?
There are specific ongoing training requirements that are based on services you are certified to provide. Agency providers are required to provide training for their employees. You must also be First Aid and CPR certified.