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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#1212020-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 February 21, 2020.

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#01172020-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 February 29, 2020.

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#01172020-Ireland- 36 year-old Granville female in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation) – Level One Waiver

An individual in Granville is in need of a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes transportation).  The individual is a 36 year-old female who has an outcome focused being involved in different community.  It is important for her to have a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can assist her with finding different activities that will get her out into the community to increase her social interactions while allowing her to find new interests. The desired provider will also be able to provide associated transportation. She enjoys watching t.v., playing on the computer, shopping, going out to eat, going to parks, and taking care of her cat. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule is flexible offering 4-5 hours per week to be provided in one day or split into two days. The best way to communicate with her is to talk to her directly. Natural supports are in place via her supportive sister who helps her with grocery shopping and appointments.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Christine Ireland at Christine. Ireland@lcountydd.org  no later than January 30, 2020.

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#01102020-Bussey2- 55 year-old Pataskala male and 65 year-old Pataskala female are in need of Transportation Provider – Level One Waiver

Two individuals in Pataskala are in need of a Transportation Provider.  The individuals are a 55 year-old male and a 65 year-old female who have outcomes focused on using his part time job to earn money and for her to communicate with others to avoid misunderstandings or frustrations.  It is important for them to have a Transportation Provider who can help meet their outcomes by taking them to appointments and the grocery store which helps him stay healthy for his job and allows her to practice communication via voicing her opinions while shopping. He enjoys learning to cook (especially diabetic recipes), playing video games/cards, watching action/thriller movies (older Frankenstein, Clint Eastwood), shopping, spending time with his girlfriend, coloring in adult coloring books or using the coloring apps on his phone, and he likes volunteering in the community as it helps him meet new people. She enjoys watching OSU sports (especially football) and doing counted cross stitch. Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule will be somewhat flexible and hours will be dependent on appointment or shopping needs. The best way to communicate with him is to talk to him respectfully, so that he can express himself while being allowed to make his own decisions without interruptions. He learns best by taking his time while working through things at his own speed with hands on experiences. The best way to communicate with her is face to face or over the phone.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Robin Bussey at Robin.Bussey@lcountydd.org  no later than February 10, 2020.

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#01082020- Blevins2- 19-year-old Pataskala female in need of a female Homemaker/Personal Care provide (who can provide transportation – Level One waiver

A person located in Pataskala is seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can also provide transportation. The person receiving services is a 19-year-old female who has an outcome of making friends and maintaining healthy friendships. She needs assistance with getting out into the community to meet people.  It is important for her to have a healthy friendship and to safely and appropriately form meaningful relationships. She enjoys going to the movies and the theater, libraries and bookstores. She collects Disney pins and likes to watch Youtube videos about them. The person receiving service has a Level One waiver. Services are needed up to five hours a week. The schedule is flexible.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Casie Blevins at Casie.Blevins@lcountydd.org no later than February 7, 2020.

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#01082020-Bryan3- 58 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 58 year-old male who has an outcome focused on working which allows him to be able to buy things he wants and build his confidence. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by assisting him with daily living skills that will allow him to continue working. Daily living skills that a provider might be able to help with are (not limited to) going grocery shopping, ensuring groceries are stored properly, making sure bills reach his payee, helping him to practice good personal hygiene via personal grooming reminders/laundry reminders, and reinforcing the importance of cleanliness inside/outside the home to avoid things such as clutter indoors or outdoors/infestations/unsanitary conditions. He does have a separate storage unit where he can take items he collects to avoid them cluttering the outside of his home. The desired provider would be able to provide the transportation for these activities as well as in instances where he may need to go to the doctor or visit his mom in Alexandria. The desired provider should also go into his home regularly to ensure the home is well kept/there are no maintenance issues, but as he has several interesting hobbies, the provider should remain open minded when entering the home. He enjoys scrapping items and working to earn money.  Services will be funded through a Level One Waiver. The schedule is flexible offering 4 hours a week during the times he is not working. The best way to communicate with him is to talk to him face to face, but it is important to note that he may tend to exaggerate or make up scenarios which will make it imperative for the provider to encourage him to be truthful at all times. Natural supports are in place via his very supportive mom and his many friends.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Ashley Bryan at Ashley.Bryan@lcountydd.org  no later than February 10, 2020.

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.

  • 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 March 6, 2020.

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#01072020-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 between 5 pm to 10 pm on Friday or Saturday.  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 February 10, 2020.

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#01072020-Landefeld- 19 year-old male in Pataskala in need of Homemaker/Personal Care Provider–Level One Waiver

An individual in Pataskala is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider. The individual is a 19 year-old male who has an outcome focused on participating in community activities. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet his outcome by assisting him with daily living skills that will enable him to engage the community.   It is important to him to do things outdoors, to go swimming, play basketball and to spend time with family. It is also important for him and his family to have more information on activities in the community, such as the YMCA, Special Olympics and camps that may help with socializing more with others. He enjoys going to a day service where he can engage with others and he loves art/video games.  Services will be funded via a Level One Waiver. The desired provider will work with the family to determine the schedule and hours available. The best way to communicate with him is to talk to him directly as he can express himself verbally, but often writes things down or makes gestures.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org  no later than March 1, 2020.

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#01072020- 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 March 1, 2020.

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#01072020-Landefeld3- 21 year-old female in Heath in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation)–Level One Waiver

An individual in Heath is seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual is a 21 year-old female who has an outcome focused establishing the skills she needs for her future. It is important for her to have a female Homemaker/Personal Care provider who can help meet her outcome via assistance with daily living skills and getting out into the community to go places like the gym or looking for jobs. Daily living skills would include (not limited to) scheduling appointments, sharing tips on how to remember to attend appointments, helping create a budget, learning how to compare prices, assisting with grocery shopping, meal planning/cooking, cleaning, and laundry. The desired provider may also need to provide any needed transportation for activities, but it is important to note that she has obtained her driver’s license and is practicing becoming more independent by driving herself places. She enjoys fitness, loves horses and is very active with horse shows/equine events.  Services will be funded via a Level One Waiver. The desired provider will work with the individual to determine the schedule and hours available. The best way to communicate with her is to talk to her directly.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org  no later than March 1, 2020.

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#12302019-Burley-13-year-old male in Granville seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider – Level One Waiver

A family in Granville is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider. The person receiving services is a 13-year-old male who has an outcome of increasing his person care skills and becoming more independent.  He relies on his parents for all his care and he and his family would like to see him increase his self awareness and take on some of his personal care routines. The right provider will help him do more for himself by breaking activities, such as bathing, into small steps. He also needs assistance with getting out in the community. His family would like him to learn how to respond to others in the community and join a summer camp program to make friends and carry on conversations with others.  He likes to take walks, watch videos, sing and dance. He has limited words, so a provider will have to get to know him to understand him better. His parents have never had anyone else involved in his care and his mother is most comfortable with taking small steps, when it comes to others assisting him. She noted that she would like to be present for a while so that she can help the provider get to know her son and she can feel comfortable letting him do things with others. Services are funded by a Level One waiver. Services are needed up to five hours a week, the schedule is flexible and can be arranged with his family.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Dorinda Burley at Dorinda.Burley@lcountydd.org no later than February 14, 2020.

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.

  • RFP12202019-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 March 19, 2020.

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#12172019-Bryan- 62 year-old Newark female is in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation)– Level One Waiver

An individual in Newark is in need of a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes 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. The female Homemaker/Personal Care provider will also accompany her when she goes shopping (grocery and fun shopping), as she is doing crafts, and during her physicians appointments as she needs a second set of ears due to diminished hearing.  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 offer 2-4 hours per week. 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 February 01, 2020.

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#12112019-Park- Two providers (one Homemaker/Personal Care and one delegated nursing) needed for four siblings in Newark (All IO waivers)

A family of four siblings is seeking two providers to care for a female and three males living in the same home.

One of the males is 31 and needs a delegated nursing provider for 12 hours every Saturday and Sunday and  HPC/delegated nursing every Friday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. He needs assistance with medication administration and his feeding tube.  It is important for him to have free range of his environment and to wear a glove on his left hand to help him wheel his wheelchair. He enjoys being outside, swinging, watching kids play, splashing at the side of the pool, going for rides or walks and watching OSU football.

The 32-year-old female needs HPC every Friday for four hours at 1:3 ratio and 36 units daily on ALTERNATING weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. It is important to her to have close friendships, to be respected, to have appropriate social boundaries and give back to the community. She enjoys volunteering in the community, singing, baking, swimming and being with friends and family.

One of the males is 23 and needs HPC services every Friday for four hours at ratio 1:3. & HPC from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1:3, every other weekend 1:3. Group modified rate is applied. It is important him to work 40 hours and earn a paycheck  and eventually have his own place to live. He enjoys playing on his iPad, cooking and volunteering at community food events.

One of the males is 24 and needs HPC on Fridays 1:1 from 9 a.m.-2p.m. and 1:3 from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. and alternating weekends from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1:3. It is important for him to get out of the community and make friends. It is also important to him to have access to his tablet so he can use it when he is anxious and look up things that interest him. It is important for him to stay busy, and make sure boundaries are clear. He likes drawing, coloring and watching videos to learn. He likes comfort food and watching the weather.

The service coordinator can assist with going over the needs of this family. The schedule can be flexible but some aspects are not. All services will be funded by IO waivers.  The right providers will be consistent and reliable staff who are not bothered by the large family and three dogs. Providers need to be willing to take them out, individually or separately, to explore the community. HPC mileage is allotted weekly for each individual. The family has a close bond and need a provider who will naturally become ‘part of the family.’

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Brittany Park at Brittany.Park@lcountydd.org  no later than February 09, 2020.

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#12042019-Radabaugh- 17 year-old Newark male in need of male Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes Transportation) – Individual Options (IO) Waiver

An individual in Newark is in need of a male Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (Includes transportation).  The individual is a 17 year-old male who has an outcome focused on learning how to do more for himself in order to prepare him for graduation.  It is important for him to have a male Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can spend evenings with him while his family attends younger siblings activities and provide transportation as needed. He enjoys being outside, engaging in physical activity, working on mechanical things (i.e. things he can manipulate as he likes to take them apart and put them together), problem solving, eating snacks (Reese Cups every once in a while, salty snacks like chips and crackers, usually every two hours), but he is not very interested in tv (his family does DVR programs for him). He moves around from one activity to another (i.e. 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there), is comforted by back rubs/ his room, and he likes quiet isolated areas when something unpleasant happens. Services will be funded through an Individual Options (IO) Waiver. The schedule is flexible, but hours will likely be during the evenings. The best way to communicate with him is to talk to him directly while using gestures, demonstrations, and verbal instructions together. It is also helpful if you minimize the amount of words you use when talking to him, present what you are saying in physical options/ pictures, and using Yes/No questions as he can answer “yes/no” questions by signing (although he mostly signs “yes” while if it is a “no” he won’t answer and sometimes he signs “more” for “yes”), so the desired provider must ask him the yes/no questions in a variety of ways/questions. He does have a communication device that he takes with him and if he is frustrated, he cannot communicate what is wrong. Community supports are in place via Project Lifesaver.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Devyn Radabaugh at Devyn.Radabaugh@lcountydd.org  no later than February 4, 2020.

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#12042019-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 March 3, 2020.

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#11212019- 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 February 19, 2020.

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#11122019-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 January 31, 2020.

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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  • RFP#01072020-Burke- 8-year-old Etna male in need of a nursing provider- Ohio Home Care

A family located in Etna is seeking a nursing provider. The person receiving services is an 8-year-old male who has an outcome of staying healthy and out of the hospital. He has multiple medical diagnoses. Assistance is needed with assessments (especially for respiratory/pulmonary status), pain and symptom control, oxygen administration if needed, medication administration (through G-tube), some nutrition administration through G-tube, plus assistance with personal care. He is able to get around on his own and should be able to explore his environment and do the things that interest him but needs constant supervision to keep him safe. He will get into things he shouldn’t and he has no concept of danger. He is a loving, busy boy who has a curious nature and a great laugh. He enjoys hot wheels, watching cars and construction equipment videos on his iPad, bring outside swinging, going for walks or jumping on the trampoline and hanging out with his family. His nursing provider will attend school with him on school days, but he doesn’t attend school in the winter to protect him from respiratory illness. His school district will contract with the nurse. He understands simple requests and the provider will learn to communicate with him over time. It is important for the provider to know he gets easily frustrated and has a lot of anxiety and occasionally acts out aggressively.  It is also important to know that he has a large, friendly service dog that is with him all the time. His family also has another large, friendly dog. Services are funded with an Ohio Homecare waiver. Services are needed Thursday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family is willing to be flexible.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Kim Burke at kim.burke@lcountydd.org no later than January 29, 2020.

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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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.

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