There are several ways to get involved as care provider for children and adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Foster Care Providers
There are both adult and child foster care homes in Clackamas County that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
While the actual license and certification is issued by the state office of Seniors and People with Disabilities, Clackamas County is involved in the licensing and certification of the homes as well as orientation, training and monitoring.
Child foster care certification
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an certified child foster care provider, please call or send an e-mail to Nancy Robertson at 503-723-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the application process.
Criminal background check
You will also need to pass a criminal background check
Bring a picture ID such as a Driver’s License, Government Issued ID Card, or Passport. You will need to tell us the name and address of the Foster Home.
General Information about Criminal Background Tests
Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are considered to be an at risk population. The State of Oregon requires criminal background checks to insure their safety and well-being
All persons who provide either paid or volunteer services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities must pass a criminal history background check before you can start work and get paid.
Foster care rule
You will also want to review the Oregon Administrative Rules for Foster Care:
- Adult Foster Homes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Foster Homes for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Adult Foster Home Testing
If you are planning on applying to become a licensed Adult DD Foster Care provider, you must study the online training videos. Once all the training videos have been thoroughly studied you may come to the Social Services office at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 to take the test. Applicants must complete the Basic Training Course and pass the provider test, meet experience and training requirements, and participate in a scheduled local orientation prior to being licensed as a foster care provider.
Personal support workers
Personal Support Workers provide support and skills training to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their own home or their family home.
Criminal background check
You will also need to pass a criminal background check (see days and times listed in box above).
Bring a picture ID such as a Driver’s License, Government Issued ID Card, or Passport. You will need to tell us the name and address of the person for whom you will be providing support or skills training (adult or child with intellectual or developmental disability).
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