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Becoming a Service Provider

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 nrobertson@clackamas.us 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:

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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