A Host Home (HH), is a community-based living option for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. A HH provider supports a person who comes to live in their home with daily living skills, providing transportation to medical appointments, work, and getting out into the community. A HH becomes home for the person served.
(Required: Must be Iowa Resident/Live in Iowa)
The individual pays monthly room and board to the HH provider. The subcontractor is paid through Vodec for support services covered by state funds allocated for residential services.
How can someone become a HH provider?
Vodec looks for individuals that are caring, supportive and who have an extra room available in their home. It is preferred that the HH provider have some experience with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, but it is not a requirement. Applicants with backgrounds in human services, medical services, education, or counseling usually make great HH providers.
Our goal is to create the best match possible between the subcontractor and the person desiring supports. Contractors must agree to a 12-month contract with the individual. However, it is hoped that the relationship will last much longer. Vodec ensures that the HH provider meets all regulatory requirements and provides training to provide quality services and supports.
What is Required to Become a HH?
- Must be 19 years of age or older
- Resident in the State of Iowa
- Complete an initial interview with Vodec staff
- Valid driver’s license and auto insurance with reliable transportation
- Successful completion of background checks
- Social Security Card
- Proof of home owner’s insurance or renter’s insurance
- Proof of current pet vaccinations
- Certificates for any previously completed trainings
- Physical exam and TB test
- Residence walk through to ensure a safe and comfortable environment
- Complete necessary training
- Strong desire to support another person to succeed and live a good life
What Training is Provided by Vodec?
- CPR and First Aid
- Medication Aide Training
- MANDT Training
- Orientation to supporting people with developmental disabilities
- Documentation Training on the Therap database
- Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation training
Major Responsibilities of a HH Provider
- Provide a safe and supportive living environment
- Complete daily documentation as required by Vodec and the State of IA
- Administer medications and complete treatments as ordered by physician
- Accompany the individual to doctor’s visits, providing support to make healthy lifestyle choices, and helping them to achieve a full and healthy life
- Attend team meetings for the individual
- Communicate with others involved in the individual’s team regularly about their health and well being
- Participate in a monthly check-in visit to your home by Vodec staff
- Ensure the person’s other needs are met, including hygiene, recreation, spiritual and social activities and involvement
- Teach, support, protect and advocate for the person
Reimbursement to HH Subcontractors
Vodec pays HH subcontractors for providing habilitative services and supports. We offer a competitive rate. The contract amount is based on the person’s authorized funding rate.
Job Type: Contract
- relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
- High school or equivalent (Required)
- Council Bluffs, IA (Required)
- Driver's License (Required)
Full Time Opportunity:
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction