The IHSS recipient is the employer of IHSS care providers. The recipient is responsible to hire, supervise, and terminate their care provider. Recipients can generally employ anyone they chose including family members or friends as long as the provider has a legal right to work in the U.S. and a valid Social Security Number. If a recipient needs assistance to find an IHSS care provider, the recipient can contact the IHSS Public Authority Registry (831) 454-4036 for assistance.
If you hire a care provider on your own, follow these tips:
Once you have hired an IHSS provider it is very important that you: