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.
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.