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Why Become a Host or Companion Model Home Provider


Whether you are single or married, a professional, a retiree or a homemaker, you can become a Host or Companion Model Home provider for Innovations if you believe that a safe, caring, and nurturing environment is essential to the health and well-being of everyone.

Becoming a Host or Companion Model Home provider is not a passive act of opening one’s home, or moving in to one’s home, to provide food, clothing, and shelter. It is a proactive statement of advocacy and nurturing.

Host and Companion Home Provider Duties

  • Provides a supportive and safe home for an individual with a developmental disability (consumer).
  • Provides training and/or supports consumer in team-identified objectives that include health and safety, leisure activities, social skills and activities, independent living skills, language skills, and money management.
  • Attends and provides input into consumer's annual Individual Plan (IP) meeting.
  • Maintains records showing the consumer's progress toward the (IP) goals and objectives and provides reports as required by the social worker/case manager.
  • Maintains knowledge of state and Imagine! rules and regulations for HCB-DD programs.
  • Coordinates communication and serves as liaison regarding the consumer with the Imagine! staff, contract personnel, family, and other agencies.
  • Completes training in First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration and other training as required by regulation and Imagine! policy.
  • May perform other duties related to the training of the consumer as determined through the IP.
Requirements

  • Complete a Host Home Application or a Companion Home Application.
    Please note: In order to best serve our consumers, generally Innovations only contracts with Host Home and Companion Home Providers who reside within an area that is no more than a 60 minute drive from our Lafayette, CO. office.
  • Successfully pass background checks and reference checks.
  • Maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License and safe driving record.
  • Provide a home that meets the State of Colorado HUD requirements and Innovations' standards.
  • Maintain mandated insurances at the required levels.
  • Complete an interview with Innovations.
  • Successfully complete required training.
  • Demonstrate writing skills adequate to complete necessary documentation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic training techniques, good interpersonal skills, home management skills, and the ability and willingness to learn specific support needs of the individual in your home.
    Applications     

Host Home

If you wish to apply to become a Host Home Provider for Innovations, please use the Host Home Application.
Please note: In order to best serve our consumers, generally Innovations only contracts with Host Home Providers who reside within an area that is no more than a 60 minute drive from our Lafayette, CO. office.



Companion Home

If you wish to apply to become a Companion Home Provider for Innovations, please use the Companion Home Application.
Please note: In order to best serve our consumers, generally Innovations only contracts with Companion Home Providers who reside within an area that is no more than a 60 minute drive from our Lafayette, CO. office.


For more information, please contact Tim Johnson at 303-604-5422 or tjohnson@imaginecolorado.org.