Homecare Worker Registry
What is the Registry?
The Public Authority Registry helps IHSS consumers connect with pre-screened providers and helps eligible providers find jobs. Providers must apply and be accepted on the registry as well as attend the County Orientation and pass the Department of Justice (DOJ) background check required by the county.
Who is eligible?
You do not need to be listed on the Public Authority Registry to be a homecare provider; however, in order to be a homecare provider, you must pass the Department of Justice (DOJ) background check and have attended the County Orientation . Being a homecare worker requires no prior experience, only dedication to those in need, while offering flexibility and rewarding relationships. As of January 1, 2015, IHSS workers earn $12.50 an hour. IHSS workers are also eligible for medical benefits.
You do not need to be listed on the Public Authority Registry to be a homecare worker. The Registry is a referral service only that helps consumers find providers. Being listed on the Registry does not guarantee you work.
How the Public Authority Registry works for Providers!
The Public Authority Registry works to recruit eligible and experienced providers to be listed on the Registry. To be considered for the Registry, providers must Pass the Department of Justice (DOJ) background check and attend the County Orientation. Call the Registry any business day between 9 am and 12 pm and 1 pm and 4 pm to request an application. See our Provider Registry Information Sheet for an outline of the complete process. To see if you are eligible to apply to be listed on the Registry, see our Criteria for Acceptance.
Although, as a provider, your paycheck comes from the State of California, the person you are providing the care to is your employer. This individual is responsible for hiring, training, supervising and – if need be – firing their provider(s).
The Public Authority is not your employer. The IHSS Public Authority is the employer of record only for purposes of negotiations with the Union.