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What is a Request for Provider Posting?

A request for a provider posting is a way for families or individuals to seek providers who will meet their needs. This may also be referred to as an RFP or RFP posting. If you are looking to build your client base, be sure to check out the below listings and respond using the email link within the posting.

What do I as a Provider need to do?

If you are interested in a particular request for provider posting, please respond using the email link within the request for provider posting. Be sure to include the details from the request for provider posting in your response and keep in mind that this is your opportunity to make a good impression. Responses will be sent  to the individual/family for them to choose who they wish to call to interview. Remember to reference the RFP# in the subject line of your response- your response cannot be sent to the individual/family without this information.

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Homemaker/Personal Care
  • RFP#10112019-Bryan2- 52 year-old  Heath female is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider– Level One Waiver

An individual who lives in Heath is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care. The individual is a 52 year-old female who has an outcome focused on walking more daily. It is important for her to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by helping her prepare for her day which enables her to get to her day service where she can walk and participate in activities. Helping her prepare for her day could consist of encouraging her to get up in the morning, keeping her on track while eating breakfast, and supporting her to ensure she boards her bus to her day service on time. She likes flower arranging, jewelry making, and listening to music or playing bowling on her tablet/cd player (her favorite song in Celebration).  She would like to learn about computers and wants to make healthier choices that will allow her to exercise or walk longer distances which will allow her to eventually fulfill her passion for volunteering at the Humane Society. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule will offer 5 hours per week during the early morning to help prepare her for her day and ensure she boards the bus to her day service at approximately 7 to 8 am.  Her preferred communication method is in person, but she can also talk on the phone. Natural Supports are in place via her supportive family such as her brother and sister in law that she lives with.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Ashley Bryan at Ashley.Bryan@lcountydd.org  no later than November 1, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider– The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#10112019-Harper3- 23 year-old female is in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation) to provide services in Blacklick– Local Funding

An individual who lives in Pataskala is in need of a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation). While her primary residence is currently in Pataskala, services will be provided while she is at her boyfriend’s home in Blacklick.  The individual is a 23 year-old female who has an outcome focused on spending time with her boyfriend to build her relationship with him while working towards getting engaged and moving in together. It is important for her to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by helping her to expand her life skills. These life skills will have 3 key areas of focus- Budgeting, Shopping, and Cooking. Activities in these key areas could consist of (not limited to) creating a shopping list, selecting items in store (i.e. price comparison shopping), assisting with check out (budgeting and financial literacy), nutrition (i.e. selecting foods and meals that are well-rounded and nutritious), assisting with preparing basic meals, teaching food/kitchen safety, and helping to understand food groups. The desired provider will also provide needed transportation for any of these activities. She loves to shop, travel, listen to music, sing, and do others hair. She plays basketball and tennis for Special Olympics and also models for The Down Syndrome Association.  Services will be funded through Local Funds. The schedule will offer 3 hours per week to be delivered in one-shift in the morning or afternoon (no nights or weekends). She does prefer this shift be on Thursdays, but she is open to being flexible with the day of the week. The best way to communicate with her is via face to face as she likes to talk. At times she may be difficult to understand when expressing herself, so those who know her best can assist in explaining what she trying to say. Email communications go through her mom. She also uses some sign language and finger-spelling for certain letters and sounds (b, d, p, z, n, and m). Natural Supports are in place via her supportive parents and her boyfriend’s parents who are guiding them towards their life goals. Community Supports are in place via organizations such as The National Down Syndrome Association, Special Olympics, and Dream Sparkle Shine.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Rachel Harper at Rachel.Harper@lcountydd.org  no later than December 3, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#10092019-Luning- 20 year-old Heath male is in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Level One Waiver

An individual in Heath is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation).  The individual is a 20 year-old male who has an outcome focused on being physically active and improving his overall health. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by getting out in the community to explore options that will allow him to be more physically active while building new friendships. His current provider will be moving in November, so he would like to find a new provider that provides encouragement for his decision to live a healthier life.  The desired provider would also need to be able to provide transportation for these activities. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule will offer 5 hours per week and early afternoon hours from 11 am- 1 pm are preferred. The best way to communicate with him is via face to face with simple conversation. Natural Supports are in place via his very supportive parents who support him in every area of his life including his transition from high school to post graduation life, arranging all of his doctors/ specialist appointments, cooking for him, and helping him with daily living skills.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Patricia Luning at Patricia.Luning@lcountydd.org  no later than November 1, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#10072019-Bryan- 62 year-old Newark female is in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (for transportation)– Level One Waiver

An individual in Newark is in need of a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (for transportation).  The individual is a 62 year-old female who has an outcome focused on saving money to be able to go out to eat or make her own purchases. It is important for her to have a female Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by providing transportation to physician appointments as this ensures she stays healthy which means she can use the money saved (on medical treatments/other forms of transportation) for items she enjoys/needs . She enjoys where she lives, the people she lives with, how her life is going currently, going to SPARK every day to see her friends/ socialize/go places with them, and being able to go out to eat or buy fun things at the store. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule will be flexible and intermittent as the need is dependent on when she has physician appointments. The best way to communicate with her is to talk to her directly using clear speech and providing reminders to turn up the volume on her hearing aids when there is something important that needs to be heard. Clear speech is important as she communicates best when she can read the lips of others. She lives with her former provider (who is no longer certified) and naturally supports her at home.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Ashley Bryan at Ashley.Bryan@lcountydd.org  no later than November 1, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#10042019-Radabaugh2- 20 year-old male in Johnstown in need of male Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Local Funding

An individual in Johnstown is seeking a male Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation). The individual is a 20 year-old male who has an outcome focused on learning to manage his money to purchase items he wants. It is important for him to have a male Homemaker/Personal Care provider close to his own age who can help meet his outcome by helping him make better decisions with his money through budgeting and prioritization. This is important as he needs to learn how to set money aside for rent, his phone bill, and his groceries before video games. He is also interested in tips and tricks for cleaning/ hygiene and would like to get out into the community more. The desired provider would assist with any needed transportation as well. He enjoys video games, movies, swimming, going out to eat, and roller coasters. Services will be funded through Local Funds. The schedule is flexible offering up to 5 hours per week and 300 miles for transportation. The desired provider will work with the individual directly to determine the schedule details. The best way to communicate with him is to talk to him directly as he is able to vocalize his interests, wants, and needs. He has very involved natural supports and utilizes community supports such as transit, SNAP, and Medicaid.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Tiffany McClain at Tiffany.McClain@lcountydd.org  no later than December 10, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression

  • RFP#10022019-Bussey- 24 year-old female in Newark in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Level One Waiver

An individual in Newark is seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation). The individual is a 24 year-old female who has an outcome focused on getting along with others and build relationships. It is important for her to have a female Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by providing transportation to community activities such as Special Olympics or Aktion Club where she can engage with others to improve social skills. The desired provider will also assist her with establishing a structured routine that will allow her to have routine tasks such as house cleaning completed, so that she can enjoy community activities. She enjoys writing, using the computer, coloring, drawing, working with beads, playing video games, and dancing to music. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule is somewhat flexible offering up to 4 hours per week. The desired provider will work with the individual directly to determine schedule details. The best way to communicate with her is to talk to her. She utilizes community supports such as art therapy classes at PBJ Connections and attends The Gathering Place or SPARK (Blend) where she has the opportunity build relationships.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Robin Bussey at Robin.Bussey@lcountydd.org  no later than October 16, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#10022019-Park-26 year-old female in Newark in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation) –Level One Waiver

An individual in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual receiving services is a 26 year-old female who has an outcome focused on becoming a vet tech as she is currently working at a job with animals. It is important for her to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by encouraging her to complete daily living tasks such as apartment cleaning, personal grooming, grocery shopping, mail sorting, and managing her finances as completing these things will allow her to remain focused on her ultimate goal of becoming a vet tech. In addition to these items, she will need assistance scheduling/keeping appointments, transportation to/from appointments or the grocery, and is really looking to connect with her provider.  She enjoys drawing, working with animals, helping others, watching TV and working on puzzles. Services will be funded by a Level One Waiver. The schedule is very flexible offering 5 hours per week and HPC miles. The best way to communicate with her is by talking to her and giving her some time to process things. She is able to communicate her needs/ wants very well verbally, but can be shy so it might take time to open up and share information. Once she feels comfortable she opens up and is very talkative. Natural supports are in place via her family, who lives on the next street over from her apartment, which she looks to for advice and guidance (especially her mom). Community supports are in place via church with family, Columbus State Community College, and computer programs that assist with education tutoring.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Brittany Park at Brittany.Park@lcountydd.org  no later than December 01, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider– The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression

  • RFP#10012019-Osborn-62  year-old male in Newark in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider- Agency Only–Local Funding

An individual in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider- Agency Only. The individual receiving services is a 62 year-old male who has an outcome focused on making plans for retirement. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by providing support in his decision making process as he considers partial retirement which will allow him to continue to have some income and  help him complete activities that will allow him to transition into retirement. This can consist of activities such as shopping, making/attending appointments, reading/responding to mail, helping with banking, and assistance connecting to community organizations as these will help him maintain social interaction during the times he is not working.  He enjoys working, monster trucks, horror movies, fishing, and spoiling his grandsons. Services will be locally funded. The schedule is flexible with regard to the day/times of the week and offers 4 3/4 hours per week to be provided during the evening or on weekends. The best way to communicate with him is by talking to him face to face or by texting as he can have a hard time hearing/speaking. Natural supports are in place supportive friends, coworkers, and supervisors. Please note that the preferred provider for this posting is an agency provider.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Amanda Osborn at Amanda.Osborn@lcountydd.org  no later than October 31, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#09302019-McClain3- 22 year-old Brownsville male is in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Local Funding

An individual in Newark is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation).  The individual is a 22 year-old male who has an outcome focused on learning more social skills in order to be more confident and safe around people outside of his family. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by working on his understanding of social cues, his communication skills, exploring more social settings to meet new people/ develop new friendships, and to increase his awareness of his surroundings. It is important to him to maintain his job at his family’s business as he enjoys it and much of his social interaction, outside of interaction with his family, occurs when on a job site.  He currently resides with his parents and it is important to him to maintain his current living arrangement while increasing his circle of friends through positive connections/interactions.  Safety is paramount at all times due to rising crime in his area.  He would like to attend the YMCA, take martial arts classes, and join Special Olympics.  He enjoys taking robots/electronics apart (but not putting them back together as he was electrocuted once), playing music (self-taught on the organ, guitar, violin), and meeting new friends. Services will be funded through Local funds. The schedule will be flexible offering 8 hours per week of Homemaker/Personal Care time and 80 miles per week for transportation. The best way to communicate with him is to calmly and patiently talk to him as he can be easily confused which may make him remain guarded. When he is more familiar with someone, he opens up and finds his experiences with people more enjoyable. The desired provider will be sure to engage him, make him feel comfortable, and show him that he has their full attention. Natural Supports are in place via his family members.  He lives with his parents, but also has several siblings.  His mom assists with completing necessary applications and paperwork for his enrollment into many inclusive community programs. Community supports are in place via Licking County Transit and he would like to begin utilizing the YMCA, taking martial arts classes through Impact Martial Arts, or join Special Olympics.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Tiffany McClain at Tiffany.McClain@lcountydd.org  no later than December 17, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#09262019- McClain2- 20 year-old Newark male in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation) –Local Funding

Individual located in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual receiving services is a 20 year-old male who has an outcome focused on participating in activities in order to develop/ improve social skills and physical health. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can focus on meeting his outcome by helping build his self-esteem by finding activities that motivate him to get out into the community where he can improve his life skills (such as patience, hand-eye coordination, taking turn) and be surrounded by friends who are willing to explain directions as necessary to provide reminders, so that he remains safe, well-nourished, healthy and clean. Associated transportation for these activities would also need to be provided.  He likes Big Foot hunting, woodworking, physical activities, laughing with friends, and getting out of his home. Services will be funded by local funds. The schedule is flexible requesting and offers up to 5 hours a week with HPC staff and 30 miles per week for transportation. The best way to communicate with him is by talking to him as he is a great communicator who loves to talk and express his wants/ needs. He is a visual learner hands on learner. Natural supports are in place via his supportive family/friends and Community supports are in place via gyms to work out, the library, community events, and the YMCA.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Tiffany McClain at Tiffany.McClain@lcountydd.org  no later than December 25, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider– The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

  • RFP#09232019-Hammond-14 year-old male in Granville in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider

An individual in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider. The individual receiving services is a 14 year-old male who is focused on not getting fixated on one thing and improving academically to get better grades which will lead to his dream career of being an engineer when he grows up. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help him focus by establishing an after school routine that will redirect him to complete homework/home activities/chores and plan for the next day. The desired provided will also work with parents on the reward system that they have set up. He enjoys Legos, fishing, animals, crafts, and Origami. The schedule is set with services to be provided after school between 4-7pm, up to 15 hours per week. The best way to communicate with him is to have a 1 on 1 conversation with him and provide written instructions whenever possible.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Jennifer Hammond at Jennifer.Hammond@lcountydd.org  no later than October 25, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#09192019-Landefeld6- 22 year-old Newark male is in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Level One Waiver

An individual in Newark is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation).  The individual is a 22 year-old male who has an outcome focused completing daily living skills at home. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by encouraging him to work on his self-care activities and home care activities while in the home. Self- care activities could consist of items such as showering, dressing, or taking his medication. Home care activities could consist of items such as cleaning, laundry, mowing, driving, cooking, and money management. The desired provider will also be able to assist with transportation needs as they arise. He enjoys going to the movies, eating at restaurants, and playing on his tablet. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule will be flexible, but the provider will need to work with the family to determine the number of hours available. The best way to communicate with him is to talk him. Natural Supports are in place via his supportive parents who have been working with him on life skills such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, working, and money management.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org  no later than October 31, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#09192019-Landefeld4- 21 year-old Granville male is in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Individual Options (IO) Waiver

An individual in Granville is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation).  The individual is a 21 year-old male who has an outcome focused on getting out into the community and working on skills at home to become more self-reliant. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by creating rapport with him to empower him to practice self-reliance skills through making meals, doing laundry, and completing other chores on his own. He has an internship in Columbus and various appointments that he must attend, so the desired provider will also provide transportation for appointments and his internship. He enjoys technology, animals, fishing, riding horses, going to his grandparents for lunch on occasion, and going to his internship. Services will be funded through an Individual Options (IO) Waiver. The schedule will be flexible and intermittent as the need is dependent on when he has appointments or his internship. The best way to communicate with him is to talk him as he is able to carry on a conversation. Natural Supports are in place vis his supportive mother.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org  no later than October 31, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#09042019- Burley- 21 year-old male in Newark in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider-Level One Waiver

Individual located in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider. The individual receiving services is a 21 year-old male who has an outcome focused on working and making money. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can focus on meeting his outcome by helping him be active, develop daily living/home care skills, and do activities in the community. Daily living/home care skills may include laundry, cleaning, meal planning, grocery shopping, meal prep, budgeting, and hygiene tips/tricks. It is important to him to be in nature and to stay busy. Services are funded by a Level One Waiver. The schedule is flexible, may include some evenings or weekends, and will be up to 5 hours per week. The provider and the family can work together to fulfill the hours of need as this will give the family assistance to meet the individuals every day needs.  The best way to communicate with him is simply by talking to him.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Dorinda Burley at Dorinda.Burley@lcountydd.org no later than November 1, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#08292019-Ford- 34 year-old female and 24 year-old male in Heath in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider–Level One Waiver

Two individuals in Heath are seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider. The individuals are a 34 year-old female and a 24 year-old male who live in a shared apartment who have an outcome focused on making money for themselves and their son. It is important for them to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet their outcome by assisting them in 5 key areas- organization, home care assistance, paperwork assistance, financial assistance, and shopping assistance. Activities that fall within these 5 key areas are (not limited to) cleaning apartment/dishes/laundry, completing/understanding paperwork associated with guardianship/custody, assisting in making a shopping list, increasing knowledge of budgeting/saving, comparing prices, grocery shopping / personal shopping, and helping to balance needs versus wants when it comes to finances. Both individuals are employed, but the 24 year-old male would like to obtain a second job and it is important to him to have work where he is active (manual labor) where he can be taught new skills via a hands on approach. He enjoys playing video games, working on cars, hunting, and fishing.  She enjoys watching TV, playing with her bunny (Bolt), spending time with family/friends, going shopping, walking to a variety of places around town, and being able to drive as she has access to a car.  Services will be funded via a Level One Waiver (male) and a SELF Waiver (female). The schedule is flexible as it will vary depending on their work schedules and offers 5 hours per person per week to be provided during weekdays (no weekends). The best way to communicate with him is to talk to him directly using close ended questions as when asked an open ended question he will reply with “I don’t know”. He will not indicate when he doesn’t understand something, so it is important to watch body language, check for understanding, and re-phrase as needed.  When frustrated, he will cross his arms, sit in silence, or he may express his frustration through threats of violence, although he has never been known to be aggressive towards others. The best way to communicate with her is to talk to her directly while allowing her time to think. She is also good with using the phone for calls, texting and social media (Facebook).  During conversation you may need to encourage her to speak up as she can talk softly at times.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Beth Ford at Beth.Ford@lcountydd.org  no later than November 27, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#08282019-Harper2-19  year-old male in Newark in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)–Level One Waiver

An individual in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual receiving services is a 19 year-old male who has an outcome focused on increasing his employment skills by job exploration and volunteer opportunities. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by assisting him in 4 key areas- volunteering, shopping, budgeting/spending, and social/community interaction. Activities that fall within these 4 key areas are (not limited to) initial support to learn the tasks of his upcoming job at a comic store, demonstrating follow-through on instructions/taking initiative, assisting in making a shopping list, increasing his knowledge of budgeting/saving, comparing prices, grocery shopping for family/ personal shopping including finding items in store, and giving suggestions to try new things/go to new places. He enjoys playing video games as much as he can (he likes all kinds, except Zelda), watching movies (his favorite movies include Star Wars -the original trilogy), and reading /collecting comic books (he goes shopping at Bargain Box for comics). Please note that the desired provider will provide transportation to/from activities for the individual.  Services will be funded via a Level One Waiver. The schedule could be flexible (flexibility can be discussed with his guardian) and offers 4-5 hours per week to be provided during day hours on weekdays (no weekends). The best way to communicate with him is patient and direct communication as you may have to repeat yourself up to 3-times to ensure understanding.  It is also preferred that conversations are interactive where examples are given, pictures are used to represent options, and step by step instruction is provided.  To help with the decision making process, it is best if conversation occurs in a quiet environment, distractions are limited, things are talked out, choices are clearly given in a calm tone of voice, and adequate breaks are given to ensure participants are not overwhelmed.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Rachel Harper at Rachel.Harper@lcountydd.org  no later than November 26, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#08092019- McClain- 20 year-old Newark male in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation) –Local Funding

Individual located in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual receiving services is a 20 year-old male who has an outcome focused on participating in activities in order to develop/ improve social skills and physical health. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can focus on meeting his outcome by helping build his self-esteem by finding activities that motivate him to get out into the community where he can improve his life skills (such as patience, hand-eye coordination, taking turn) and be surrounded by friends who are willing to explain directions as necessary to provide reminders, so that he remains safe, well-nourished, healthy and clean. Associated transportation for these activities would also need to be provided.  He likes Big Foot hunting, woodworking, physical activities, laughing with friends, and getting out of his home. Services will be funded by local funds. The schedule is flexible requesting and offers up to 5 hours a week with HPC staff and 30 miles per week for transportation. The best way to communicate with him is by talking to him as he is a great communicator who loves to talk and express his wants/ needs. He is a visual learner hands on learner. Natural supports are in place via his supportive family/friends and Community supports are in place via gyms to work out, the library, community events, and the YMCA.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Tiffany McClain at Tiffany.McClain@lcountydd.org  no later than November 7, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

  • RFP08012019-Harper- 16-year-old Newark female seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (with transportation)- Level One waiver

A family located in Newark is seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can provide transportation. The person receiving services is a 16-year-old female who has an outcome of expressing herself to greet new people. She is a very friendly person who enjoys meeting new people, but uses the same greeting with everyone she meets. A provider can support her by assisting her to learn the differences between familiar and unfamiliar people, as well as what types of interactions are socially appropriate for each type of person. It is important for her to continue to work on her communication and expressive skills. Assistance is needed with personal care and  transportation into the community. The provider is requested to research and attend social activities with her in the community. She needs reminders about maintaining personal boundaries and needs assistance purchasing items. Her provider will have to monitor her body language and behavior to determine if she is ill. She enjoys listening to books on tape, watching TV and “Barney” movies, taking walks, swinging and doing adapted aquatics. Her family is looking for a reliable provider who will be consistent. Services are funded with a Level One waiver. Services are needed five hours a week, typically on weekends, especially Sundays. The schedule is flexible. The best way to communicate with her is to use short sentences and check for understanding. Her family and tutor provide natural supports.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Rachel Harper at Rachel.Harper@lcountydd.org no later than October 30, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#08012019- Landefeld2- 18  year-old Johnstown male in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation and delegated nursing)–Individual Options (IO) Waiver

Individual located in Johnstown is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation and delegated nursing). The individual receiving services is an 18 year-old male who has an outcome focused on calming himself. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can focus on helping to meet his outcome by establishing a calming order of his home through performing home care activities such as housework/cleaning/meal preparation. The desired Homemaker/Personal Care Provider would also provide a calming influence by staying with him at school in Westerville for the school day which means transportation would need to be provided to/from school. Transportation may also be need to/from appointments/activities. Delegated nursing will help the individual meet his outcome by establishing a routine to monitor his diabetes and monitor his health/safety.  It is important to him to have structure and predictability in his daily life as change/lack of order are hard on him which is demonstrated by outbursts/ anxiety on the weekends or over school holidays when his schedule isn’t as predictable or structured. He enjoys reading, singing, playing with Legos /iPad, attending church, and listening to music or soundtracks such as Lion King/Mary Poppins /Greatest Showman. He also has a new cat at home he helps take care of and he is fairly independent in terms of mobility/most of his personal care needs. There are also 2 friendly dogs that live in the home.  Services are funded through an Individual Options Waiver (IO). Services are dependent on need and can be discussed with the family. Historically the typical schedule during the summer and long school breaks during the school year is 8:00 am to 4/5:00 pm Monday through Friday while his parents are at work, some weekend hours which are negotiable, and there is potential for some weeknight hours. The best way to communicate with the individual is to have a calming influence, talk to him, and understand that he might not look at you while you are talking or might not respond in a way that makes sense to you.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org no later than October 31, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider– The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

  • RFP#07242019- Ireland- 54 year-old Newark male in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation) –Level One Waiver

Individual located in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual receiving services is a 54 year-old male who has an outcome focused on improving his health through exercise which allows him to continue working and making money. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can focus on meeting his outcome by helping him make phone calls, prep healthy meals, maintain a clean home, go to doctors’ appointments, and go to the YMCA. Associated transportation for these activities would also need to be provided.  It is important to him to be able to paint his war figurines/ war scenes/ models, be able to study history (including wars), and even has dreams of going to Gettysburg someday. Services are funded by a Level One Waiver. The schedule is flexible requesting that services be provided 2 days a week for 2 to 2.5 hours each day. The best way to communicate with him is by talking to him in person as he can be difficult to understand over the phone. He is patient, will repeat himself or can write down key words/ phrases to express what he means and he asks that providers have the same patience with him as they get to know each other.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Christine Ireland at Christine.Ireland@lcountydd.org  no later than December 5, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

Transportation
  • RFP#08232019- Radabaugh- 21-year-old female in Pataskala in need of a female transportation provider-Individual Options waiver

A person located in Pataskala is seeking a female transportation provider. The person receiving services is a 21-year-old female who has an outcome focused on driving to work. Her ultimate goal is to get her drivers license so she can transport herself to work and pursue her career interests. She works at Kroger and enjoys her job. She is interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts. Services are funded by an Individual Options waiver. Services are needed at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Dorothy Booth at Dorothy.Booth@lcountydd.org no later than November 23, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider– The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

Day Services
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Employment Services
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Nursing
  • RFP#08132019- Harper2- 19 year-old Alexandria male in need of  Nursing Provider (includes transportation using wheelchair accessible van)-Individual Options (IO) Waiver and State PDN Funding

Individual located in Alexandria is seeking a Nursing Provider (includes transportation using the family’s wheelchair accessible van). The individual receiving services is a 19 year-old male who has an outcome focused on attending the TOPS Program at OSU in order to participate in college courses and find vocational options. It is important for him to have a provider who can focus on meeting his outcome by being very attentive to his healthcare needs to catch health concerns before they become major issues. This attention to detail helps keep him healthy and allows him to focus on the things that are important to him – college, friends, family, hobbies, etc. Specific care will be discussed with the potential nurse during the interview, but some general nursing care needs will include daily stoma site cleaning, tracheostomy care, oxygen administration, oral suctioning, medication administration, as well as all other day to day care needs (feeding, hygiene, wheelchair transfers.) He enjoys laughing at comic strips, reading all kinds of books, watching movies, playing video games, being on his iPad, and being with his family. The person receiving services currently has an Individual Options (IO) Waiver and State PDN Funding. Services are authorized for 60-hours of nursing each week (7-bases and 53-sub hours) and are authorized through the IO Waiver. However, all but one 10-hour shift is billed through State Plan PDN monthly. Immediate need for services is on Tuesdays from 8am – 6pm.  Saturdays and Sundays may also available from 8am – 1pm. It is important to note that on weekdays the nurse will need to attend the TOPS program at The Ohio State University in Columbus with the individual.  This includes transportation to/from the program using the family’s wheelchair accessible van, attending college classes, navigating the campus, sitting through study groups, and any other campus-activities.  The individual communicates by using an iPad communication device with Dynavox software. He has his parents/family as natural supports.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Rachel Harper at Rachel.Harper@lcountydd.org no later than November 12, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

Other
  • RFP#09172019-Ireland3- 47 year-old female that would like to move to Newark is in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation) and Day Service Provider– Individual Options (IO) Waiver

An individual that would like to move to Newark is in need of a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation) and a Day Service Provider. The individual is a 47 year-old female who has an outcome focused on moving to Licking County to have regular visits with her sister. It is important for her to have a female Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by providing assistance in 3 key areas- Personal Care, Budgeting/Money Management, and Meal Planning/Meal Prep. Examples of activities in these key areas could consist of (not limited to) medication reminders, hygiene reminders, social boundary reminders, scheduling appointments, planning out meals, comparing prices, or preparing meals. The desired provider would also provide transportation to/from any needed activities.It is important for her to have her IPAD when at doctor appointments or during down time to ease anxiety,be able to spend time with family,listen to music,have structure/routine throughout the day, and it is important for her provider to be involved in any current or future behavioral support planning. Interested providers can email the service coordinator mentioned below to further discuss any behavioral supports.She enjoys traveling, playing the Wii, playing on her IPAD, listening to music, dancing, singing, talking on phone with family, having the freedom to smoke, and shopping. Services will be funded through an Individual Options Waiver and services are needed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The best way to communicate with her is to talk to her directly while taking time to listen to her when she is upset and hanging out with her until she calms down. Natural supports are in place via her supportive sister who lives out of state.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Christine Ireland at Christine.Ireland@lcountydd.org  no later than October 17, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider– The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

Providers needed in neighboring counties

Please note: Postings on the Licking County Board of DD’s website for people residing in other counties are added by request due to their proximity to the county border.  Please contact that county’s Board of Developmental Disabilities for a comprehensive list of people requesting supports in that area.

  • RFP#09252019- Knox County Board of DD SSA Miller- 59 year-old female between Bladensburg and Martinsburg is in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Waiver

An individual between Bladensburg and Martinsburg is in need of a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation).  The individual is a 59 year-old female who has an outcome focused on creating/ maintaining a space for her art, so that she can continue to do the hobby that she loves now that she is retired. It is important for her to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome by encouraging her to work on self-care activities and home care activities. Self- care activities could consist of items such as hygiene reminders or appointment reminders. Home care activities could consist of items such as cleaning, organization, and shopping for groceries for the home. The desired provider will also be able to assist with transportation needs for appointments and shopping. Her appointments are in Newark and shopping is typically done in Mount Vernon, but the shopping location is flexible. She loves to paint (she has sold paintings in the past while attending Creative Foundations), visit on the phone with her friends/ family, and watch TV.  She lives with her long term boyfriend and they have two grown sons together. Services will be funded through a Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Waiver. The schedule will be flexible offering 10-15 hours per week, but will vary as transportation needs are based on scheduled appointments. The best way to communicate with her is to talk her calmly while introducing yourself the first few times you meet as she has difficulty remembering names. During conversation she may refer to you by a term rather than your name because of her difficulty with remembering names. Also she is very direct which may come across as rude or harsh and acknowledges that this worsens when her pain is high, so she asks for you to not take this personally and to be open with her to let her know when this happens as she will focus on controlling it.  Natural Supports are in place via her boyfriend who helps with light duty items around the house.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Knox County Board of DD SSA Kristin Miller at 740-263-1106 no later than October 25, 2019.

Free Choice of Provider The Individual/family/guardian will be provided with the names of the providers who respond to this request. The Individual/family/guardian will then review the providers who responded and will choose who they interview.

Please Remember: Your response may be sent directly to the individual/family/guardian, so be sure take this opportunity to make a good impression.

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