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My family is interested in becoming a Shared Living Provider. Do we get to select the person who will live with us?
Potential Shared Living Providers must complete an interview process with the individual seeking Shared Living services to ensure a successful match between the individual and the family.
How many residential facilities does CLASS manage/operate?
CLASS operates three tri-plex facilities, three quad-plex facilities, three group home facilities, and manages four other housing facilities. The tri-plex facilities are three separate apartments on one building site, and are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg. The quad-plex facilities are four separate, two-bedroom apartments that are joined by a common living area, and are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg. The group home facilities are single, residential homes, in which four or more individuals reside together. The group home facilities are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg.
CLASS also manages two additional housing facilities in Columbus, as well as a housing facility in Independence and a housing facility in Oswego.
What are the basic requirements for a Shared Living Provider?
A Shared Living Provider must be able to pass all background and driver’s license checks, and the home must have a bedroom for the individual.
What if my family situation changes and I can no longer provide Shared Living Services?
Shared Living services contracts may be cancelled by either the shared living provider or the individual, but a 30-day notice of cancellation is required. A secondary plan is in place for any individual placed with a shared living provider to ensure that the individual’s needs are met in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
What kind of training, certification, or licensure is required for CLASS case managers?
All case managers are required to complete an online assessment sponsored by the State of Kansas. CLASS also requires 45 hours of training for case managers during the first year of employment, and 40 hours of training per year thereafter.