Job Title: Family Home Provider (FHP)

FLSA Classification: Contract
Revised: August 2022

Position Summary:
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you own or rent your own home? If you answered yes, then you may want to become a Family Home Provider or Respite Provider.

To become a Family Home Provider or Respite Provider, you need to:
・Complete an application
・Pass a criminal background check for you and everyone in your home who is over 18 years of age.
・Pass a drug screen and consent to random drug screens.
・Be willing and able to provide personal care if needed and pass medications safely and correctly.
・Be at least Eighteen (18) years or older with a high school diploma or GED or Twenty-one (21) years or older.
・Be able to read, write, and follow instructions
・Must have effective communication skills
・Must have a valid social security number or valid work permit if not a US citizen
・Must have record keeping ability
・Must complete all initial and ongoing training requirements
・Must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone to document daily notes, medications administered, and monthly summaries.

Family Home Provider (FHP):
・FHPs have personally determined to devote their lives to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home.
・An FHP’s home is selected for a particular person based upon the individual’s needs, and common interests.
・The maximum number of people who can be supported by an FHP is three people who are funded by a Medicaid payment source who are not immediate family members living in the home and provide twenty-four (24) hour supervision in the home of the provider.
・FHPs work on a contractual basis and receive a monthly stipend payment plus room and board costs.

Respite Provider:
Not sure if you are ready to become a Family Home Provider but want to learn more and do more? Become a Respite Provider first! Being a respite provider allows you to provide support in your home in short increments.

・Respite supports are designed to provide short-term relief/substitute care in place of the individual’s normal living arrangement and for emergency situations. The individual’s normal routine, special programs and health care regimens are emulated.
・Respite may be provided in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, an individual’s home or place of residence, certified family homes of approved FHP’s and Respite Providers, or through an activity.
・Respite Providers work on a contractual basis and receive hourly or daily payment depending upon the situation.
・Respite supports are designed to be an opportunity for the individual to meet and spend time with preferred providers and provide relief for the usual Family Home Provider or family member.

Southwest Center pays FHP’s a weekly or Bi-Monthly stipend through direct deposit dependent upon your needs, a $1000 sign-on Bonus and $1000 annual Bonus, 14 days of paid Respite, and the opportunity to earn extra bonuses each month if you meet certain stated deadlines with your paperwork. We will also provide training to help you succeed at what you do!

Those interested in applying, please send your resume to