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Supports Broker

support broker

A Supports Broker is paid to perform a variety of duties to support a person in self-directing services and supports. A Supports Broker can offer assistance with employer-related functions, enhancing natural supports, and service and supports continuity and maintenance. The role of the Supports Broker is uniquely defined by the individual utilizing the brokering service.

A Support Broker provides information, guidance and technical assistance. So that an individual can access, organize and utilize opportunities, resources and services necessary to live a self determined life.

A Supports Broker assists participants or their designated surrogate with employer-related functions in order to be successful in self-directing some or all of the participants' needed services.

Limited to the following activities:

  • Explaining/assisting with completing Managing Employer paperwork
  • Participating in trainings or other interactions with PathWays (or another FMS provider)
  • Developing recruiting and hiring techniques
  • Determining pay rates
  • Providing or arranging training for Support Service Professionals
  • Developing/implementing/modifying a back up plan for services, emergencies, or absences
  • Scheduling supports
  • Developing effective management and supervision techniques
  • Reviewing safety issues
  • Assisting with understanding Managing Employer duties/responsibilities
  • Facilitating a support group to help meet the participant’s self-direction needs
  • Expanding/coordinating informal, unpaid resources and networks within the community
  • Identifying areas of support to promote success with self-direction and independence and share info with team and Supports Coordinator
  • Identifying/communicating any proposed changes to the service plan
  • Advising/assisting with development of procedures to monitor expenditures and utilization of services
  • Complying with standards, regulations, policies, and the waiver requirements
  • Securing a new surrogate (when applicable)

PathWays AWC services are self-directed.

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