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Host Home Provider
Title:Host Home Provider
Department:Client Services





A “Host Home” is a residential program model providing people with intellectual/developmental disabilities a stable home environment.  The program is designed to allow a person to live with a family or individual without disabilities.  The focus of this model is to get away from constantly changing staff situations.  It gives the person an opportunity to become part of a new or extended family. 


Host Home Providers are independent contractors, not employees.


A Host Home Provider is required to provide supervision and training to the person in his/her home.  Training may range from teaching, budgeting, cooking and laundry skills to personal hygiene and behavior control skills.  Some of the people who are in need of Host Home support may have more intensive needs, such as assistance with mobility, bathing, or toileting.  These needs are addressed through a team of people from various disciplines and backgrounds (Interdisciplinary Team) who have a strong interest in the well being of the person receiving services.  The person receiving services and the Host Home Provider are members of this team.  All training and involvement with the person(s) in the home must be documented on a daily basis.


Host Home Providers receive payment on the first business day of each month for the services provided during the previous month.  The daily contractual payment is based on an individualized payment structure based on the needs of the person receiving services.


The daily contract payment to the Host Home Provider will constitute payment for all services rendered by the provider which include, but are not limited to:

  • Room and board
  • Respite care
  • Home owners and automobile insurance
  • Attendance at on-going training classes and meetings


Host Home Providers may support up to two individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in their home, depending on the number of bedrooms/bathrooms and the amount of shared space that is available.  Individuals have a choice of their roommates, and a trial period is required to ensure the Host Home is an appropriate home for the individual(s) if agreed by the entire team. 


Minimum Qualifications


The Executive Director, Residential Director, Administrative Director, Program Manager, or others as needed will evaluate applicants.  To be considered for Host Home Provider or Respite Care Provider, CLA requires that applicants must:


  1. Be at least 21 years old, with a high school diploma or equivalent.


  1. Be honest, dependable and caring with good judgment, understanding and patience.


  1. Be a good communicator with organizational skills.


  1. Be experienced in residential settings, including hands-on support with individuals who have intellectual/developmental and/or other disabilities.


  1. Have a house or apartment, rented or owned.  The home must provide the individual(s) with a private bedroom and a private or semiprivate bathroom in accordance with state regulations.  The Host Home must also provide common living areas including kitchen, living room, dining room, and an outside yard, which the individual will share with the family.  (Persons desiring to provide only respite care in the homes of Host Home Providers may disregard this section and section six below.)


  1. Provide a written proposal (a part of the “Application to Provide Host Home Services” packet) of the physical description of the house, neighborhood, recreational facilities, transportation alternatives, restaurants, grocery stores and any other community resources that are available in the immediate vicinity of the home.


  1. Successfully clear background check, including criminal history, motor vehicle record and reference checks of former employers and personal references.  Applicants who do not have a valid driver’s license may still be considered if another family member does have a valid license and acceptable driving record and is available to transport the individual(s) whenever needed.  Other persons over eighteen years of age living in the proposed home must also successfully clear a criminal history check as well as have a good motor vehicle record if they plan to assist in transporting individuals living in the home.


  1. Complete training including, but not limited to:  State Medication Administration Training (QMAP), First Aid, CPR, Legal Rights, Confidentiality/HIPAA, Prevention of Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation, Mandatory Reporting, and Universal Precautions.


  1. Possess communication skills to communicate with CLA employees, Case Managers, parents or guardians and professionals involved in the individual’s life.


  1. Carry full insurance coverage on their automobile and home as well as Professional Liability insurance.


  1. Be stable for signing a one-year, renewable contract with CLA.



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