Want to be a Host Home Provider?
Step 1: Watch our Short Video.
Step 2: Review what a Host Home Provider does.
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 clients 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.)
Step 3: Learn about the Support, Inc. difference.
- We understand this is a difficult yet rewarding job, thus we will do everything we can to support you and your family.
- We respect and honor you, your family and your personal life and will help you maintain a work-life balance by providing professional support and respite options.
- We will do everything possible to ensure a good client match, based on your needs and desires.
- We provide a high level of support to you and your client which may include behvavior coaching, medical training, computer training, monitoring and coordination.
- We provide comprehensive training in medical, behavior and other areas.
- You will use Therap, an online case management tool, allowing you to report and document in the comfort of your own home.
- We are leaders in the field. Our managment team averages 15 years of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities.
- We specialize in supporting individuals with complex medical or behavioral issues. 60% of our clients are Tiers 3-6.
- Because we have a large network of Host Homes and clients, you have a better opportunity to receive clients. We have over 80 Host Homes all over Denver Metro and Northern Colorado, and over 120 clients. We work with 12 CCBs.
- We have been in business for almost 25 years; we continue to grow but our values and integrity remain the same. People first.
- As a small business, we value relationships and we value community. Thus, we coordinate regular social gatherings for our host home providers, clients and families to provide the opportunity to get to know one another, and establish partnerships, mentorships and friendships.
Step 4: Review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Step 5: Apply now.
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 in the event that 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 each individual 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 Support, Inc. and/or open your home for Respite clients. Contact your Intake coordinator for more information about these options.
Refer a Host Home Provider and get paid a referral fee! Send them this link and tell them to add your name in the "How did you hear about us?" field. You may also print out these fliers to give to your friends, family, church co-members, parents of your children's friends, and/or other interested friends and family.