Applications

Apply for one or all four!

HCW: For older adults and/or people with disabilities

Through local Aging & People with Disabilities (APD) offices

PSW: For children/adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD)

Through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services

PSW: For individuals experiencing mental illnesses (through OHA)

Through OHA Health Systems Division

PSW Job Coaches: Help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities be successful at work

See PSW

Homecare Worker Application

Homecare workers help older adults and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid or Oregon Project Independence in-home services through Aging and People with Disabilities.  To qualify to be a homecare worker, an individual must be 18 years old or older; pass a background check; and legally be able to work in the United States.  The enrollment process begins by visiting a local Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) office to complete the required paperwork, submit a background check, and attend a mandatory orientation. If you would like, you can download the forms before you go to the local APD office or you can get them while at the office:

You can read the Homecare Worker Guide at home or receive one at the local APD office.

You can find the schedule of homecare worker orientations by clicking here.

Personal Support Worker Application (ODDS)

Enrollment information for personal support workers through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services

Personal support workers help children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who receive Medicaid in-home services through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services.  To qualify to be a personal support worker, an individual must be 18 years old or older; pass a background check; and legally be able to work in the United States.  The enrollment process begins by visiting a local Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) or brokerage to complete the required paperwork and submit a background check. You will also need to participate in a mandatory orientation available online or in-person.

If you would like, you can download the forms before you go to the local CDDP or brokerage or you can get them while at the office:

Once you are hired by an individual, you will complete a Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) and I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.

To find the closest CDDP, please click here

To find the closest brokerage, please see the Support Service Brokerage List.

For information about participating in the online personal support worker orientation, please click here

Once you are enrolled as a personal support worker, you will also be required to complete a Personal Support Worker eXPRS User Enrollment Form and watch the eXPRS PSW training videos.  You can find this information online by clicking here

Personal Support Worker Application (OHA)

How to enroll as a PSW through the Health Systems Division with the Oregon Health Authority

Personal support workers help individuals experiencing mental illness or behavioral health conditions who receive Medicaid in-home services through the Health Systems Division (HSD) with the Oregon Health Authority.  To qualify to be a personal support worker through HSD, an individual must be 18 years old or older; pass a background check; and legally be able to work in the United States.  The enrollment process begins by visiting a local County Mental Health Program office to complete the required paperwork and submit a background check. You will also need to participate in a mandatory orientation available online.

You will need to complete the forms found below. The local County Mental Health Program office will help you with the required paperwork.

APTITUDE TEST

To find a local County Mental Health Program office, please click here

For more information, please contact the Provider Enrollment Unit with the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-422-5047.

For information about participating in the online personal support worker orientation, please click here

Personal Support Worker Job Coach Application

How to enroll as a PSW Job Coach through the Department of Human Services

Personal support worker job coaches help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop skills to be successful at work. To qualify to be a job coach, one must enroll as both a personal support worker and a personal support worker job coach.  You can select both options when you complete the PSW Provider Enrollment Application and Agreement.

To find out more about what a personal support worker job coach does, please watch this short Powtoon animated video: https://youtu.be/L9QFCoWoqDI

The enrollment process begins by visiting a local Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) or brokerage to complete the required paperwork and submit a background check (please see the requirements for personal support workers).

Job coaches have additional requirements. They must complete the online Core Competencies Supported Employment modules in iLearn and submit verification of completing all the Core Competencies to: EmploymentTraining.Review@dhsoha@state.or.us.  Finally, a personal support worker job coach must complete 12 hours of Supported Employment training annually.

How to Become a Personal Support Worker Job Coach Flyer

To learn more about department approved training courses, please click here

To find more information about becoming a personal support worker job coach, please click here

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