Homecare Providers are dedicated, trusted professionals working to make a positive impact in the lives of our Consumers with compassion and personal care. By helping Consumers to stay engaged, Providers strengthen the San Francisco community.
Providers have the flexibility to set their own hours and work throughout San Francisco.
Providers who work 25 plus hours per month are eligible for very low-cost health and dental insurance.
Free Skills Training
The Public Authority assists Providers with job placement and paid skills training to ensure they are prepared and have the support they need.
Being a homecare Provider can be a pathway to future employment opportunities in the healthcare field.
“Because of [my IHSS Provider] I feel much more comfortable having people over, even for a brief hello. Before I had an IHSS worker I felt too self-conscious to have people over. I also feel more confidence when I meet people in the community, especially in the social justice organizations I belong to. I just feel more responsive and ready to act.”
Steps to Become a Homecare Provider
The Public Authority Registry is a service that assists IHSS Consumers in finding qualified homecare Providers so they can remain safe and independent in their homes. We are always in search of Providers to join our Registry. It's the perfect place to start if you are looking for work in the homecare industry.
Complete a SOC426 form with the IHSS Consumer. You can then begin work as an IHSS Provider.
To learn about being an Independent Provider on our Registry, please watch this video.
To join our Registry, you will need a current (within one year) TB clearance test and to take our 48-hour Basic Homecare Training class (for which you will be paid upon completion).
The On-Call program provides short-term, immediate services to IHSS consumers who are in urgent need of personal care and have been referred by IHSS social workers. Usually, these consumers are being discharged from the hospital or another facility without anyone at home to help them; their regular provider is not available; or they have not yet been able to hire a provider.
Requirements for Becoming an On-Call Provider:
Follow the steps for becoming a Homecare Provider and joining the Provider Registry.
You must have up-to-date CPR/First Aid Certification and a current TB test clearance.
Provide homecare work references.
Be willing and able to: Work anywhere necessary in the City, provide all personal care necessary, commit to minimum 3-hour shifts, and commit to four (4) plus days per week.
Interview with On-Call staff and complete the On-Call application.
In an effort to help Providers enroll in IHSS, the Public Authority and the City of San Francisco is offering a fee waiver program for Fingerprinting services to complete the mandatory Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.
For Independent Providers enrolling in San Francisco County IHSS Program.
• Must complete orientation at IPAC
• Must work in San Francisco County
• Must present "BCIA 8016 Form" (Request for LiveScan Service)