Shared Living Provider
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Eagle Lake, ME 04739
Northern Maine General (NMG) is currently seeking individuals or families interested in supporting an adult with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorders. There is a need for Shared Living Providers (SLP) from Fort Kent to Portage. The primary provider must be at least 21 years of age.
There are two models of shared living:
• The adult seeking services moves in with the SLP.
• The SLP moves in with the adult seeking services.
Shared Living allows an adult with disabilities to live in a family-style setting and become a member of the household, the family, and their community. The SLP might help the person with their medical appointments, administer their medications, help them complete their daily living skills, and support them to be involved in their community.
The SLP must enter a contracted agreement with an oversight agency to provide services. They must become a Certified Direct Support Professional and comply with the Shared Living Handbook provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. The contract includes a monetary stipend for the service provided.
For more information, please contact Amy Carpenter at (207) 444-5152.