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Patty Boettcher\'s 6/18/09 Presentation on Allied Rehabilitation

Patty Boettcher\'s 6/18/09 Presentation on Allied Rehabilitation

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    Boettcher Allied Community Resources Boettcher Allied Community Resources Presentation Transcript

    • Allied Community Resources “Creating Opportunities for People”
    •  Interested in finding a part-time job?  Need some extra money?  Want a job where you are helping others?  Then let me tell you about four programs that we administer for the State of CT…
    • What are the 4 programs?  The Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Waiver Program  The Elder Care Pilot Program  The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver Program  Money Follows the Person (MFP)  These programs allow individuals with physical disabilities, an acquired brain injury or the elderly the opportunity to live in the community of their choice (instead of nursing homes or institutions).
    • What types of jobs are available?  Personal Care Assistants  Companions  Homemakers  Chore Providers  Respite  Transportation  On-Call Emergency Backup PCA
    • Job Duties Can Include… (But Are Not Limited To)  Bathing  Dressing  Eating  Toileting  Transfers  Meal Preparation  Light Housework  Errands
    • On-Call Emergency Backup PCA for “Money Follows the Person”  Earn a weekly stipend just for being on call!  May work for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries or the elderly who are transitioning from Nursing Facilities back into the community.  Requirements include:  1 year experience of working as a PCA  Must be at least 18 years old  CPR Certified  Criminal Background Check and DDS Abuse & Neglect Registry Check  Must complete free trainings for ABI and DDS programs  Work at least one shift a month per employer
    • Who is the employer?  The individual approved to be on the program from the State Dept of Social Services would be your employer.  They hire their own staff and determine the schedule they need.  Allied Community Resources is NOT your employer!
    • What is Allied’s role in these programs?  Allied acts as the payroll agent – we pay the employees on behalf of the employers, with funds they receive from the Dept of Social Services.  We also maintain a directory of individuals interested in working on the programs.  We are NOT a staffing agency!
    • How do I apply?  Complete an application and mail or fax to Allied.  You can specify the days, hours and towns you would like to work in.  Include on the application any training, experience or certifications you may have (CPR, First Aid, etc).  Also include on the application if you speak any additional languages.  Then we will add your name to the directory.
    • Who gets a copy of the directory?  Dept of Social Services Social Workers and Case Managers  Employers looking to hire new providers and their family members assisting with hiring
    • What are the requirements for these positions?  Individuals must be at least 18 years old to work on the Elder Care or Acquired Brain Injury Program (can be 16 for the Personal Care Assistant Program).  Training is required to work on the ABI program. Trainings (informational sessions) are scheduled monthly at various locations throughout CT and are free of charge.  Must be able to follow instruction from the employer.
    • Frequently Asked Questions  Will Allied help me get a job? NO – Allied is not a staffing agency.  Do I need a degree to work as a PCA? No – Allied has no specific education requirements, it is up to the employer to decide whom they want to hire.  Who will train me? Your employer will discuss specific training they require.  What will I get paid? Each employer has a certain amount of money approved by their DSS Social Worker. The wages paid by each employer can vary.
    • More FAQ’s  When will I get a call for a job? We cannot guarantee when you will get a phone call to work for an individual, but these programs are growing rapidly and there is a constant need for new providers.  Will I need to get a background check? Yes, before you are hired to work for an individual we complete a criminal background check in our office. It is then up to the employer to continue with the hiring process based on any results.  How many hours can I work? Each provider can work up to 25.75 hours/week for each client. But you can work for as many employers as you would like.
    •  Thank you for your time today! For further questions, please contact Patti Boettcher, Outreach Coordinator or Kristy Jones, Supervisor, Outreach & Training Services at 1-877-722-8833 or (860) 627-9500