Become a Caregiver
KDC Caregivers are non-family members who provide live-in practical supports and companionship to an individual with a developmental disability. Caregivers may also help family members to coordinate visits, care, and service planning. Caregivers support individuals in KDC’s Shared Living program.
KDC welcomes people with a wide range of experience in supporting individuals with disabilities. Caregiving experience is not required prior to working with us. All caregivers receive comprehensive initial and ongoing training: CPR/First Aid Certification, Human Rights DPPC, and additional, tailored trainings depending upon the needs of the care recipient.
Throughout a caregiver’s match, we offer a wide range of ongoing supports to better help their care recipient with medical, developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs. These include:
- Case management from KDC case workers
- Caregiver training and professional support
- 24/7 Emergency on-call support
- Respite Care, based upon the care recipient’s needs
- Nursing oversight, as needed
The KDC Difference
We believe that a successful match is based on finding the right fit from the beginning. KDC works extensively with individuals and prospective caregivers to discuss their lifestyle preferences and to ensure a well-informed placement that will become a long-term partnership. Caregivers support individuals with disabilities in the home and also in the community.
KDC Caregivers open up their homes to include adults with disabilities like they are their own family members. Make a difference with us by opening your home. Being part of one’s family through caregiving enriches not only their lives, but yours too.
Eligibility to Apply
Caregivers must be at least 18 years old, hold a high school diploma or equivalent , and have a valid driver’s license . In addition, they will need to successfully pass background and driving record checks.
Caregivers receive a daily tax-free stipend and room and board, in addition to KDC’s professional supports for ongoing case management and for nursing support as needed to monitor medications, medical appointments, and overall health and home environment.
Please note: Caregivers are not employed as KDC staff but instead hold an independent subcontractor position supported by KDC.
Know Someone Who is Interested in Becoming a Caregiver?
If someone you know shares KDC’s belief that all individuals- with or without disabilities- should live in the most supportive setting possible, they may be eligible to be a caregiver. Click below to learn more about our Caregiver Referral Incentive Program.
For more information about becoming a caregiver, contact Terri Lemaire at email@example.com or call her directly at 774.206.8865