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IHSS PA Provider ~ Ventura

4245 Market Street, Suite 213
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-3416

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

E-mail: HSA-PublicAuthority@ventura.org

 IHSS PA Provider ~ Simi Valley

2900 N. Madera Road, #110
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 306-7935

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

E-mail: HSA-PublicAuthority@ventura.org

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In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) consumers need quality care so that they can remain safe and comfortable in their homes.  Some IHSS consumers choose a relative or friend to care for them, but others need help finding a quality care provider.  IHSS Public Authority provides registration and training services to all IHSS Providers whether they are non-relatives, relatives, friends, or newly matched with an IHSS consumer.

  IHSS Public Authority also provides recruitment, screening, and referral services to IHSS Providers who want to be matched with an IHSS consumer. All services are provided at no cost to the IHSS consumer.

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Becoming an IHSS Provider - See "Application Process - What to Expect"
 Proceso de Solicitud del Proveedor de IHSS - Qué esperar

IHSS Providers are caring individuals who want to help IHSS consumers live high-quality lives in their own homes. IHSS Providers provide services such as the following:

    • Meal Preparation and Cleanup
    • Feeding
    • Bowel and Bladder Care
    • Bathing
    • Oral Hygiene
    • Grooming
    • Dressing
    • Laundry
    • Shopping for Food
    • Domestic Chores

For a complete list of IHSS services and tasks, please refer to the handout entitled Services Covered by IHSS” – en Español.


To become an IHSS Provider, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete, sign and return the   IHSS Public Authority Registry Application (en Español) to be matched with an IHSS consumer.  Mail or drop off the completed and signed form to the IHSS Public Authority address listed above. Provide a copy of a California picture ID (e.g., driver’s license, ID) and social security card (or proof).

  2. Be fingerprinted and go through a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice.

  3. Attend a hiring interview.

  4. Attend a two-day IHSS Provider Orientation and training session given by Ventura County and an on-line Registration Enrollment Video Appointment (REVA); a link to the website will be provided.  At the end of the Provider Orientation, sign an IHSS Program Provider Enrollment Agreement (SOC 846)(en Español).

Click here  for details on the steps listed above - en Español - or call the phone number above for further information.

Once all steps and have been successfully completed the name will be placed on a registry that will be used to match IHSS Providers with IHSS consumers who want to hire a home care provider.


IHSS Providers' Pay & Benefits

Effective February 1, 2016 providers may be eligible to claim travel time, wait time, overtime, and penalties.  For more information view the IHSS Recipient/Consumer Education videos and NEW Forms & Documents below.  IHSS Public Authority providers needing more information may call (805) 654-3416.

The IHSS Public Authority administers a contract with the Service Employees International Union - Long Term Care Workers (SEIU-LTCW) Local 6434 regarding salaries and benefits for providers.  Hourly wages, wage increases, and benefits are established by the union contract.  Effective July 1, 2016, all care providers are paid $12.50 per hour.

On June 24, 2015, Governor Brown approved the California State budget and restored the 7% reduction in IHSS hours effective July 2015.  Notices were mailed to Consumers on June 19, 2015 with information on the monthly authorized hours starting July 1, 2015.

 

New IHSS Timesheet Information

A new IHSS Provider timesheet is available.  Become familiar with completing the new timesheet by taking a moment to view the following:

• IHSS Timesheet PowerPoint presentation 
• IHSS Timesheet Provider Handout
• IHSS Timesheet Sample
Completing Your Timesheet

 

Payroll Information

IHSS Providers must submit their timesheets by mail using the address provided on the timesheet or envelope.  It is very important to read and follow instructions so that you receive your payment on time for the hours of IHSS service worked.   If you have any questions, please call IHSS Payroll at (805) 477-5436.

To help IHSS Providers complete their IHSS timesheets correctly, the SEIU LTCW union has developed the following animated on-line video.  The video provides step-by-step directions for filling out timesheets to help you avoid errors and paycheck delays.

Video: Properly Completing a Timesheet for Processing in CMIPS II

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Volunteer Opportunity

To further improve and strengthen its program, the IHSS Public Authority meets regularly with the IHSS Advisory Committee.  As a committee member you will collaborate with the County of Ventura Human Services Agency (HSA) regarding administration of the IHSS Program and provide first-hand experience and expertise in helping to reinforce the effectiveness of the IHSS Program and the Public Authority. If you are interested in learning more about the IHSS Advisory Committee please contact Wanda Albarran  (805) 654-5587 for English and Ramon Ortiz (805) 444-7353 for Spanish at the IHSS Public Authority .

Frequently Asked Questions  -  English   en Español

Forms & Documents

Useful Links

 

NOTE: As a convenience to our visitors, this page may contain links to external websites that are not managed or controlled by the County of Ventura.