Interested in providing home care services to consumers under EIM's self direct option?  


About the self direct option

  • The consumer or employer hires and manages their own employees
  • The consumer or employer sets the wages for employees, within guidelines

Will I receive any training?

The consumer or employer is responsible for providing training to employees under the self direct option. Those employed through the self direct option are not required to complete the Personal Care Assistant (PCA) training course.

How will I be paid?

A Fiscal Intermediary will handle payroll, taxes, and workers’ compensation insurance for employees providing services under the self direct option.

How much will I be paid?

The consumer/employer will set the wages following State and Fiscal Intermediary guidelines.

Do I have to complete paperwork to be employed through the self directed option?

Initially, there is some paperwork that must be completed. You will need to complete an employee packet provided by the Fiscal Intermediary and also pass a criminal background and CNA Registry check. You will also need to work with your employer to complete any required training forms before you can begin working. Once you are approved as an employee, completing timesheets is the only ongoing paperwork requirement.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an employee under the self direct option, please contact EIM's Provider Contract Supervisor by calling (207) 440-2316 or emailing tsmith@eimsp.org

Potential employees can submit the Employment Registry Application here.

Consumers and employers can view the list of applicants here. Please contact tsmith@eimsp.org for access.