Individualized Home Support Without Training

Individualized Home Support Without Training can be provided in the person’s own home, family’s home or in community spaces used by the general public, and either in person or remotely.  The support worker is hired by the family.  PossAbilities can provide assistance, as needed, in recruiting a support worker.

Individualized Home Support Without Training is provided to adults or children when they need support in at least one of the following community living service categories.

Adult and Family Services
  • Community participation

    • This category includes:
      • Community resource use and access
      • Community safety and awareness
      • Interpersonal communication skills
      • Leisure, recreation and socialization planning
      • Skill-building to meet transportation needs
  • Health, safety and wellness

    • This category includes:
      • Guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete self-care
      • Health services support including:
        • Medication setup
        • Medication assistance
        • Medication administration
      • Support for the person to design and meet individualized strategies to achieve their health, safety and wellness goals
  • Household management

    • This category includes:
      • Guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete routine household care and maintenance
      • Household safety knowledge and skills
      • Training, assistance, support and/or guidance with:
        • Budgeting
        • Cooking and meal-planning
        • Healthy lifestyle skills
        • Household chores
        • Personal needs purchasing
  • Adaptive skills

    • This category includes
      • Positive support strategies
      • Problem-solving
      • Support strategies for self-sufficiency
  • PossAbilities is a 245D licensed provider.  We function as the employer for the worker you wish to hire by providing necessary training and payroll.


PossAbilities accepts the following funding sources:

PossAbilities does not provide support staff for Individualized Home Supports and Respite services.  Here are some tips for finding a support worker:

  • You can be your loved ones Support Worker
  • You can Find Someone you Know
    • Inform your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, school teachers etc. that you are looking for support staff.
  • You can Find Someone on Social Media
    • Post on your personal Facebook page or Community Facebook page that you are looking for support staff.  Many communities also have job pages on Facebook you can list your job on.
  • Post Fliers
    • Create a “hiring flier” and hang it up at your local community center, school district, grocery store, gas station, restaurant or other facilities in town that are frequently trafficked.
  • Creating a job posting with PossAbilities
    • Fill out the Job Posting Agreement form provided by PossAbilities. You can request the Job Posting Agreement Form from our Individualized Home Supports and Respite Manager.  By filling out this form with the required details, PossAbilities can help you look for support workers.

Tips for Recruiting a Support Worker:

  • Be specific about what you are looking for in a support worker including; schedule of hours needed, type of job tasks, age requirements, experience requirements and location of job. Will this be a permanent or a temporary job?  The more details you provide, the more likely you will find the right candidate to work with you.
  • Once you have a candidate(s), you will want to interview them to ensure they are the correct fit for your needs. You may also want to set a time to have them interact with the individual they will be working with.
  • PossAbilities is here to help coach and assist you through the process as needed.

PossAbilities is able to provide Individualized Home Supports and Respite programming anywhere in Minnesota.

Questions can be e-mailed to or call (507) 281-6116.

Additional information on Individualized Home Supports can be accessed on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.