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Retirement Benefit

A retirement plan your employer contributes to.

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Health Benefits

High-quality, affordable healthcare coverage and other great benefits.

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Learning Benefits

Learning benefits that allow you to get paid while you learn and advance your career.

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Job-Matching Benefit

Free job-matching services for IPs, so you can work the hours you want to work.

Individual Providers (IP)

If you are a former caregiver and would like to become an Individual Provider (IP) again, you will need to follow these instructions to become an employee for Consumer Direct Care Network Washington, or CDWA. CDWA has been the employer of IPs in Washington state since 2022.

How to Become an IP

Fill out the application on this webpage, using CDWA’s step-by-step instructionsIf you have been an IP with CDWA before, you may be able to use the information in their system already by selecting “Use My Last Application”.

CDWA will give you instructions on the next steps in the process. See more information in the “Getting Started With the CDWA Hiring Process” section of their webpage. 

  1. Go through the Background Check and Fingerprinting process. 
  2. Get matched with a client. You may already have an eligible client, or you can find a client through the free job-matching website, Carina. Your client will need to verify that they want you to provide care.
  3. Complete hiring tasks, like an I-9 and other paperwork.
  4. Complete five hours of mandatory Orientation & Safety training. 
  5. You will get an “Okay to Provide Care” date. Once you get this you can provide care and submit hours. 
  6. Before you can be paid, you have to submit a Client Relationship Attestation.

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Caregiver Learning Center System Maintenance

June 6 (Thursday) – June 10 (Monday)

You can log in, enroll and take your training in the Caregiver Learning Center during this time. 

If you complete training during the System Maintenance, it will be sent to your employer after June 10. 

Please contact your employer if you have questions about your training requirement, deadline or payment.