We are currently seeking Alternate Family Caregivers
What is an alternate family care home (AFCH)?
An AFCH is a private family residence which provides room and board, supervision, and personal and social care to an unrelated adult with an intellectual disability. It is a program for adults who cannot live independently, and who can benefit from a family environment.
What is required to be a caregiver?
A willingness to welcome an individual with an intellectual disability into your home; include them in family life, and provide hands-on care.
A commitment to ongoing communication with the Regional Health Authority and the individual’s natural family
A willingness to actively support the individual’s goals
A commitment to provide a safe and caring home environment.
An agreement to have your home inspected by Service NL and willingness to make modifications to your home, if required, prior to being approved as a caregiver.
Caregivers must respect that they are unable to make any healthcare decisions on behalf of the individual placed in their home and must include the individual in all aspects of family life.
Police record check, references, and a home study are required.
Supportive services and financial compensation are available based on the clinical care needs of the individual. We are currently recruiting for Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Lewisporte, Springdale and Baie Verte. For more information check out our poster or call:
Greg McGrath, BSW, RSW at 709.489.8856