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Extended Family Home Provider


Job Description

An Extended Family Home (EFH), is a community-based living option for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. An EFH provider supports a person who comes to live in their home with daily living skills, providing transportation to   medical appointments, work, and getting out into the community.  An EFH home becomes home for the person served.

The individual pays monthly room and board to the EFH provider. The subcontractor is paid through Vodec for support services covered by state funds allocated for residential services.  

How can someone become an EFH provider?

Vodec looks for individuals that are caring, supportive and who have an extra room available in their home.  It is preferred that the EFH provider have some experience with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, but it is not a requirement.  Applicants with backgrounds in human services, medical services, education, or counseling usually make great EFH providers.

Our goal is to create the best match possible between the subcontractor and the person desiring supports. Contractors must agree to a 12-month contract with the individual. However, it is hoped that the relationship will last much longer.  Vodec ensures that the EFH provider meets all regulatory requirements, and  provides training.

What is Required to Become an EFH?

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Complete an initial interview with Vodec staff
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance with reliable transportation
  • Successful completion of background checks
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of home owner’s insurance or renter’s insurance
  • Proof of current pet vaccinations
  • Certificates for any previously completed trainings
  • Physical exam and TB test
  • Residence walk through to ensure a safe and comfortable environment
  • Complete necessary training
  • Strong desire to support another person to succeed and live a good life

What Training is Provided by Vodec?

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Medication Aide Training
  • MANDT Training
  • Orientation to supporting people with developmental disabilities
  • Documentation Training on the Therap database
  • Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation training


Major Responsibilities of an EFH Provider

  • Provide a safe and supportive living environment
  • Complete daily documentation as required by Vodec and the State of NE
  • Administer medications and complete treatments as ordered by physician
  • Accompany the individual to doctor’s visits, providing support to make healthy lifestyle choices, and helping them to achieve a full and healthy life
  • Attend team meetings for the individual
  • Communicate with others involved in the individual’s team regularly about their health and well being
  • Participate in a monthly check-in visit to your home by Vodec staff
  • Ensure the person’s other needs are met, including hygiene, recreation, spiritual and social activities and involvement
  • Teach, support, protect and advocate for the person

Reimbursement to EFH Subcontractors

Vodec pays EFH subcontractors for providing habilitative services and supports. We offer a competitive rate. The contract amount is based on the person’s individual authorized budget amount.

How can you get started to become an EFH (Host Home) provider?

Contact us to start the process!

Job Type: Contract


Job Details

Date Posted June 11, 2018
Date Closes July 11, 2018
Address Omaha, NE
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Work in your home
Job Type Full-time Contractor / Consultant
Hours Work in your home - hours are flexible (Foster Care type setting)
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 68132
Name Joseph South
Address 7110 F Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68117
Phone 402-455-4648
FAX 402-455-2542