This was from our last Meet and Greet in August, 2016!
Online Directory Subscriptions!
Consider a subscription to stay updated on caregivers throughout the year! Families of children with special needs deserve more than just a list of names and numbers. We have built and are continuing to grow this directory in order to give special needs families choice and peace of mind when making their caregiver decisions. Families who subscribe are able to browse through many caregivers' special needs profiles, biographies, experience, and availability in order to find the best matches. This directory is intended to reflect actively available caregivers in the Portland Metro area and is being updated weekly. If you are a caregiver and would like to apply to the directory, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Subscription ($25 per year):
If you sign up for the Basic Subscription, you will receive access to our online directory that is updated weekly as we interview new caregivers.
Link to purchase basic subscription: Special Needs Caregiver Directory (Basic Subscription)
Premium Subscription ($50 per year):
If you sign up for the Premium Subscription, we will search for a good match for you. Consider this option if you have a very specific person in mind for a caregiver or if your caregiver position requires specific skill levels. We will post a job listing specifically for your child(ren), pre-screen/interview for you, and send you people within a week of when they are approved. We will give you access to new people one week before they are on the Basic Directory. (You will have access to people before they are on the website.)
Link to purchase premium subscription: Special Needs Caregiver Directory (Premium Subscription)
If you are in need of more support than the premium subscription, we also offer advocacy services. This involves calling people on our list plus any other list you can get from your Case Worker or DD/DDA case manager. You can often request a list of agencies that they contract with, and then can get a list of individuals and phone numbers (without biographies) that we could call for you to narrow down. We recommend this when your child has very intense needs that requires specific experience/training and/or if you are in a crisis situation and just need some help tackling some overwhelming tasks. Please email Emily Farley at email@example.com to discuss pricing for these services.