We are actively looking for Supportive Roommates!
Epic Opportunities works alongside families and individuals who are passionate about sharing their homes with adults with intellectual disabilities. The living experience is designed to provide individualized care in a nurturing, safe and stable home environment, promoting growth and encouraging personal choice and opportunity.
Why choose a Home Share?
It offers the option of a natural community living experience for those who choose to move out of their family home or leave their current housing situation (whatever that may be).
Who can be a Supportive Roommate?
Supportive Roommates can be individuals or couples, with or without children, living in the Winnipeg area, hailing from diverse backgrounds. Epic Opportunities looks for distinctive qualities in prospective Supportive Roommates. It is important to the Home Share experience that you:
- Recognize the value of people who live with intellectual disabilities and are prepared to offer them care, support, guidance and patience, in a shared home environment.
- Are emotionally, physically and financially stable.
- Are supportive, compassionate and able to commit the time and energy needed to meet the needs of the person served. This includes supporting them to live fulfilling and rewarding lives as valued members of the community.
- Acknowledge, advocate, and protect the rights of the person served.
- Own or rent a home (house or apartment) that meets the needs of the person served and complies with provincial licensing standards.
How do I become a Supportive Roommate?
All Supportive Roommates must be licensed through Residential Care Licencing. Prospective Supportive Roommates and the Service Development & Outcomes Specialist (or designate) will complete an in-depth application process that includes:
- Home Share application
- Reference checks
- Child Abuse Registry, Adult Abuse Registry, and Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector Search
- Home Study Report (which includes a Personal History questionnaire)
- Emergency First Aid
- In-home interviews, home visits and a home inspection
With a commitment to health and safety, and in order to continue our mission “to provide person-centred services”, as a contractual condition, Epic Opportunities requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner approved by Health Canada and Public Health. (Exceptions and accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with Public Health and Human Rights. In these cases, reasonable supporting documentation will be required.)
For more information or if you think you have the distinct qualities and time to become a Supportive Roommate or want to learn more about Home Share opportunities contact our Service Development & Outcomes Specialist.
Stacey Forest – Service Development & Outcomes Specialist