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(Placerville, CA) - The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority Advisory Committee of El Dorado County is seeking new members to fill current consumer and provider vacancies. The IHSS Public Authority Advisory Committee is appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board and the IHSS Public Authority on issues and concerns affecting recipients and providers of the IHSS Program.
The IHSS Program provides personal and domestic services to eligible low income, aged, blind, or disabled individuals. The IHSS Public Authority works to improve the lives of IHSS recipients by ensuring access to providers who can help recipients sustain independent living.
Individuals who are current or prior recipients of IHSS or private homecare services, or who have provided homecare services to someone after a serious illness, disability or surgery are welcome to apply. Interested individuals should be passionate about improving services for older and disabled service recipients and have a desire to increase awareness about the IHSS Program and IHSS Public Authority. According to the California Department of Aging, the State will face a labor shortage of up to 3.2 million paid direct care workers in the coming years. The IHSS Public Authority Advisory Committee provides an important opportunity for IHSS providers and program recipients to have a voice and bring recognition to the program and program needs.
Those interested in learning more about the Committee are invited to attend upcoming informational sessions on April 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. or April 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. These sessions will be held in person at 3057 Briw Road in Placerville and virtually through Microsoft Teams. Participation on the committee will require in-person attendance to quarterly Advisory Committee Meetings held in Placerville. To receive the virtual link to the info session, receive a membership application, or ask additional questions, please contact the IHSS Advisory Committee Staff Liaison at (530) 642-7248.
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