BETHESDA is located in communities throughout Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
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Bethesda’s Home Share service is a family-style arrangement where a family or a single person cares for one or two adults with intellectual disabilities in their home. Each Home Share strives to foster an individual’s independence and quality of life, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support. In providing room, board and personal support for the individual(s), the care provider would receive a contract that includes guidelines of care, reporting requirements as well as remuneration. Payment for services is based on a “Level” funding formula and is determined by the amount of support that an individual requires. Additionally, each Home Share would receive respite care funds to allow the care giver regular breaks in providing support and each Home Share would receive ongoing support from the agency.
Prospective caregivers should give thoughtful consideration and seek out information before assuming the role of professional caregiver. Providing 24-hour care to another person requires an individual with unique characteristics. It is not a role that everyone can successfully assume. For those who are suited, Home Share becomes a lifestyle choice that can be extremely rewarding. A compatible placement enriches their lives and the lives of their family members. Family members need to decide what supports they would need, and what adjustments would be required. Your family should also recognize its strengths and its limitations. Bethesda will help to determine the best compatible individual with your family.
Standard requirements for all Home Share Contractors of Bethesda include:
• Canadian or landed immigrant status
• Ability to provide support consistent with Bethesda's Vision, Mission and Core Values
• Criminal Record Search through the Ministry of Justice
• Doctor’s written verification of good health
• Current Driver's Abstract
• First Aid and CPR certification
Home Share OpportunityBy supporting a person with diverse abilities in Home Share, you are entering an incredibly rewarding and reciprocal partnership. This is a fantastic Home Share opportunity in the Aldergrove/West Abbotsford area for a single person or family that understands the call to serve others. A middle-aged male with autism is looking for a home. He is independent, friendly, polite and has a part-time job. He loves attending church as faith is very important to him. He also loves going out for coffee and being on his computer. This gentleman is looking for a loving Christian home to offer social interaction and relationship. He has low support needs, but could use help in developing skills in areas such as cooking or laundry. You may be a good match for this gentleman. Ideally, your home has a separate living area, with a suite or suite-like set up, and is close to the bus route. A home with children and pets is ok. As a Home Share Provider, you are not alone. You are supported by a Home Share team at Bethesda who will walk alongside you through the interviews, explain how it works, set up a home share contract, and be there to advise, assist and share with you the joys and challenges! Home Share is a contract arrangement where a family or single person provides support for a person with intellectual disabilities in their home. A suitable contract will be established. Bethesda will provide ongoing support to the individual/couple/family providing care. Bethesda exists to support people with diverse abilities and thrives in reciprocal relationships, inclusive communities, and lifestyles rooted in true belonging. Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. For more information or to request an application package, please email: life@BethesdaBC.com
Respite Care OpportunityBethesda Christian Association’s mission is to support people with disabilities and their families with the attitude and motivation like that of the Good Samaritan. Primarily, Bethesda supports individuals who have intellectual disabilities. Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. Respite Services are for eligible applicants who are living with or providing full-time care to family members or loved ones with intellectual disabilities. We do this to assist caregivers and families in achieving temporary, restorative time off to maintain balance and help reduce stress in their lives. Bethesda is seeking Respite Providers in the Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack areas to provide contracted respite care. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Darlene at the Bethesda Provincial Office, 604-850-6604 ext. 319. You can also apply online at www.bethesdabc.com/services.
Home Shares neededHome Share is a family-style arrangement where a family or single person cares for an individual with intellectual disabilities in their home, providing 24-hour care. A compatible placement enriches the lives of the individual and the lives of the Home Share family. We are looking for dedicated people, couples, or families who have a calling in their heart for this kind of unique work. A suitable contract will be established. We will provide ongoing support to the person/couple/family providing care. For more information or to request an application package, please email: life@BethesdaBC.com