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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#02082019- Bonner- 18  year-old Newark female in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider–Individual Options (IO) Waiver

Individual located in Newark is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider. The individual receiving services is an 18 year-old female who has an outcome focused on having the care needed to stay healthy. It is important for her to have a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can focus on helping to meet her outcome by providing consistent personal care (such as hygiene/dressing) and being very attentive to her healthcare/healthcare needs (eating/walking/VNS) to catch health concerns before they become major issues. This attention to detail helps keep her healthy and allows her to focus on activities that are important to her such as being in water, swinging, eating, giving /getting kisses, watching videos, and being a very happy person. It is important for her to be supervised at all times and be allowed to make choices for herself. The desired provider will be patient, understand that she may not want to do things that are good or healthy, let her make some choices for herself, find things that motivate her, and use her motivation to encourage good choices while helping her to understand consequences and stay engaged which keeps her focused and happy. Services are funded through an Individual Options Waiver (IO). The projected schedule is somewhat flexible and is believed to look something like the following:

Thursday-Friday, 4-11 pm=7 hours each day

Saturday 10-10=12 hours

Sunday 12-7 or 1-8=8 hours

The best way to communicate with the individual is simply by talking to her. She will understand you, even if she does not respond in such a way that lets you know she understands. She is working with a communication device, but she can also sign and nod her head “yes” or shake her head “no”. Natural supports are utilized via her very involved family and she has a provider assist her on the days of the week not mentioned in the projected schedule above.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Lea Bonner at Lea.Bonner@lcountydd.org no later than February 28, 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#02072019- Landefeld3- 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 April 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#02072019- Bussey- 54 year-old male and 64 year-old female in Pataskala need a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes  transportation)–Level One Waiver

Individuals located in Pataskala are seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individuals receiving services are a 54 year-old male and a 64 year-old female who have outcomes focused on volunteering in the community and working with others to avoid misunderstanding/conflict. It is important for them to have a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can focus on helping to meet these outcomes by providing transportation to/from appointments or community activities, providing encouragement to stay healthy, and foster understanding/collaboration by encouraging assistance with housework. It is important to him to volunteer because he likes to help and meet new people. It is important to her to have others understand her feelings and be encouraged to express herself/talk about her feelings to successfully resolve conflict. He enjoys walking, fishing, video games, and watching movies. She enjoys doing crafts in her spare time. Services are funded through a Level One Waiver. Services are needed weekdays after 3:00 p.m. (unless they have a doctor’s appointment). The schedule is flexible as services would not be needed every day and usually equate out to 4 to 5 hours per week. The best way to communicate with the individuals is simply to talk to them and they each have a cell phone. Natural supports and community resources are being utilized via a day service provider and volunteer time at a local food pantry.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Robin Bussey at Robin.Bussey@lcountydd.org  no later than February 21, 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#02042019- Bryan2- 44 year-old Buckeye Lake female in need of female Nursing Provider –State PDN Funding

Individual located in Buckeye Lake is seeking a female Nursing Provider. The individual receiving services is a 44 year-old female who has an outcome focused on building independence through being involved in the community, making new friends, and doing things she enjoys such as cooking. It is important for her to have a female Nursing Provider who can focus on helping to meet her outcome by providing consistent nursing care and being very attentive to her healthcare needs to catch health concerns before they become major issues. Nursing needs currently include help with medications and colostomy changes (also to include any cleaning needed after changes). This attention to detail helps keep her healthy and allows her to focus on activities that are important to her such as making friends, getting out into the community, and expanding her cooking experience. She takes pride in what she does to help her family, so it is important to her to be able to help out around the house as much as possible (especially with cooking/dishes/laundry/taking out the trash/getting mail/taking care of the family’s cat and dogs by feeding them/taking them out). She enjoys going shopping, visiting the movies, eating at restaurants (McDonald’s is her favorite, but she also enjoys buffets and Bob Evans), doing jigsaw puzzles, coloring pictures, making crafts, and would like to start going bowling. Services are funded through State PDN Funding. Services are desired for at least one hour per day (possibly could go up to two hours per day) and the schedule has a mixture of fixed time and flexible time. On Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday services would be at fixed times as they would need to be performed before 8:30 am or after 3:30 pm since the individual is away from her home between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday service time is flexible. The best way to communicate with the individual is simply by talking to her. The individual does have her sister as a natural support.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Ashley Bryan at Ashley.Bryan@lcountydd.org  no later than February 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#01242019- Wilbur- 36 year-old Hebron female in need of female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes  transportation)–Individual Options (IO) Waiver

Individual located in Hebron is seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation). The individual receiving services is a 36 year-old female who has an outcome focused on exploring her love for singing and acting in order to grow and meet new people. It is important for her to have a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can focus on helping to meet her outcome by assisting with home care activities such as housework/ cleaning (dishes, trash, vacuuming, laundry, personal care (hair and outfit options), and community interaction activities such as going out on Friday for shopping/other fun activities. Any needed transportation associated with these activities would also need to be provided. Staff matching is a MUST. An agency should have 2-3 staff persons that would be suitable. Grandma lives with the individual and mom. When Grandma has health issues and goes into the hospital, the individual and mom will request additional staffing on short notice which is why it is so important to have multiple staff. As mom/grandma age, these times will likely become more frequent.  The ideal staff person(s), will be female, flexible, should be energetic, be good conversationalists, a non-smoker, and someone that has the ability to walk long distances in all weather. The family has had negative experiences with past care givers, so seasoned staff are preferred. The provider should also be sure to have a program manager that engages with the family regularly – they need a trusted “go to” person and someone that they feel they can get to know well and trust as past experiences have made them wary.  It is important to her to step out of her routine to try new things to help her reach her goals and dreams as breaking routine/ trying new things will foster new ways to connect with others in her community through singing and acting. She enjoys going shopping, going out to eat at the Olive Garden, going to church, reading/writing, and Disney movies. Services are funded through an Individual Options Waiver. Services will be needed Fridays 12n-8pm, Saturdays 1p-9p. Previously hours also included hours on Tuesdays 3p-9p and Wednesdays 3p-9p. ( about 19 hours per week). The best way to communicate with the individual is simply by talking to her.  If you do not understand what she is saying ask family as they know her best.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Amanda Wilbur at Amanda.Wilbur@lcountydd.org no later than March 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#01242019- Landefeld2- 18 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 an 18 year-old male who has an outcome focused on being healthy which includes learning better portion control. It is important for him to have a Homemaker/Personal Care Provider who can focus on helping to meet his outcome by teaching him about the amount of food his body requires to maintain a healthy weight, help him practice safe food handling techniques, to become involved in more physical activities to live a healthier lifestyle, and to provide any needed transportation associated with these activities. It is important to him to attend the YMCA and participate in Special Olympics/Night to Shine/prom at his home school. He also enjoys going to the library, watching movies, track, and playing on the iPad. Services are funded through a Level One Waiver. Services will be needed up to 5 hours per week and there is not a set schedule, so this time is flexible. The best way to communicate with the individual is simply by talking to him.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org  no later than February 22, 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#01142019-Landefeld-21 year-old Reynoldsburg male seeking a female Homemaker/Personal Care Provider (includes transportation)- Level One Waiver

An individual located in Reynoldsburg is seeking a Homemaker/Personal Care provider. The individual is a 21 year-old male who is interested in a Homemaker/Personal Care provider to assist with socialization, recreation, life skills, and providing any needed transportation to/from activities. This includes practicing safety in the home/community and providing associated transportation. It is important for him to have a female provider that can assist him with getting out into the community. It is important to him to be able show his sense of humor and be around/make art. The individual has a Level One Waiver.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Heather Landefeld at Heather.Landefeld@lcountydd.org  no later than February 14, 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#01102019- Harper- 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 June 21, 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
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Day Services
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Employment Services
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Nursing
  • RFP#01242019-Burke-8-year-old Newark male in need of an independent nursing provider/RN – Ohio Home Care Waiver (PDN)

A family located in Newark is seeking a nursing provider. The individual receiving services is an 8-year old male who is dependent on caregivers for all aspects of his care. Nursing needs currently include bathing, grooming, dressing, eating  and personal care.  He also needs nursing staff to provide medical care, assessments and administer medications in accordance with his Plan of Care. He is a sweet boy who enjoys music, sensory toys and being with family and friends. Services are desired one to two weekday per week, 10-12 hours shifts during daytime hours. The schedule is somewhat flexible. Services are funded by the Ohio Home Care Waiver. The best way to communicate with the person is by talking to him. He sleeps a lot and doesn’t respond verbally, but likes to hear the voices of others. His family is very involved in his care. They have a very energetic but friendly dog.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Kim Burke at Kim.Burke@lcountydd.org no later than February 14, 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#01182019- Smith- 21 year-old Newark female in need of female Overnight Respite Provider –Individual Options (IO) Waiver

Individual located in Newark is seeking a female Overnight Respite Provider. The individual receiving services is a 21 year-old female who has an outcome focused on building confidence and focusing on her future. It is important for her to have a female Overnight Respite Provider who can focus on helping to meet her outcome by providing temporary respite on weekends while she is planning for the future by looking for a new place to live. It is important to her to have a quiet learning environment, incorporate lists/ pictures when she is learning, have encouragement, to voice her opinions, to pursue a career in medical coding, to have adequate resources to complete her school work, to be accepted by peers, and to have support selecting positive influences.  She enjoys connecting with others on the phone. Services are funded through and Individual Options (IO) Waiver. The best way to communicate with the individual is simply by talking to her.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Casie Smith at Casie.Smith@lcountydd.org no later than February 18, 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.

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