Community Choice provides Residential Services and Personal Care Attendant Services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who wish to live in the community. As an approved provider by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, most services may be covered by Medicaid Waiver. With Community Choice, consumers and families have the security of knowing they are being supported by staff who have been thoroughly screened and trained, and are qualified to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. Respect, safety, and individual potential are the guiding principles of our services to people with disabilities and their families or guardians.
Our employees have completed comprehensive pre-employment background checks, including:
* Content goes here Family Care Safety Registry (Missouri)
* State Disqualification Lists for Adult and Child Abuse
* Criminal History
* Motor Vehicle Record
* Past Employment References
* Drug Screen
Our employees are trained in the following areas:
* Consumer Rights
* First Aid and CPR
* Recognition of, and Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
* Positive Behavior Support Principles
* Back Safety and Transfers
* Medication Administration (if required)
* Mandt or CPI (if required)
* Community Integration
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES (ISL’s):
Community Choice is approved to provide Individual Supported Living (ISL) services by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities. We are able to rely on our extensive pool of trained staff to meet the ongoing scheduling needs of consumers. Since we are in the unique situation of constantly recruiting and training staff to fill the needs of other providers in the community, we have staff available to fill emergency staffing needs for the consumers we serve.
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT (PCA’s):
Community Choice is an approved provider of Personal Care Attendant Services by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. With Community Choice’s PCA services, consumers and families have the ability to choose their Personal Attendant from a pool of available employees. All our PAs are trained and qualified to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. Our person-centered services give individuals the flexibility to choose a PA that best meets their support needs. Also, because we are an agency, we can fill in on an emergency basis if and when needed.
AGENCY STAFFING SERVICES:
Other Staffing Services
Community Choice hires and trains direct support workers to work in the community with people with disabilities on an as-needed basis. These staffing services are specifically designed to meet the emergency scheduling and staffing needs of residential and day habilitation providers.
Recruiting and Placement Services
Our staffing services are cost-effective means for providers to recruit, train, and retain quality employees. These programs permit providers to try out workers before making a final hiring decision. Community Choice will recruit workers to meet specific agency needs and we assume all costs of recruitment and training. Candidates who are placed on an “as-needed” basis may become employees of the agency after a short transition period. In most instances, this method of recruiting and training staff is less expensive than what agencies might spend on their own.