We aim to give IHSS consumers a voice in how services are provided, to improve the availability and quality of IHSS, and to support services that enhance the lives of seniors and persons with disabilities who choose to live independently and with dignity in their own homes and community.
Did you know?
- The Public Authority provides services for IHSS consumers and homecare workers in Alameda County
- Interpretation assistance is available on request for Public Authority services
- Public Authority services are provided at no cost to IHSS consumers and homecare workers
Join the Public Authority Advisory Committee!
Applications are now being accepted.
We are soliciting nominations for appointment to the Public Authority Advisory Committee, the advisory body to the Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services in Alameda County.
Current Advisory Committee members are listed on the Public Authority’s Web site at www.ac-pa4ihss.org. Advisory Committee members have provided invaluable advice, commitment, and expertise to the Public Authority and to the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). Members serve two-year terms and may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms, if desired.
Apply today! Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Paid Sick Leave
News from CDSS:
June 1, 2019
Dear IHSS Provider,
You will get 8 hours of paid sick leave on July 1, 2019. Any earned sick leave hours you currently have will expire on June 30, 2019.
If you are a new provider and have not yet earned your sick leave hours by working a total of 100 hours providing authorized services to one or more IHSS recipient(s), you will get your 8 hours once you have worked the required number of hours and may begin using them once you have worked an additional 200 hours or 60 calendar days, whichever comes first.
All sick leave hours received on or after July 1, 2019, must be used by June 30, 2020. Any unused sick leave hours will expire at that time.
If you have any questions regarding your sick leave benefits, you may call your local county IHSS office or Public Authority.
Beginning July 1, 2018, an IHSS provider who works 30 calendar days within one year from the implementation
date or the commencement of employment (whichever is later) as an IHSS provider will earn eight hours of paid sick leave. Because IHSS providers do not work traditional
work schedules, to ensure a fair and equitable method of earning sick leave and still comply with State Labor Code statutes, the California Department of Social Services
(CDSS) in conjunction with stakeholders determined that the current average number of hours worked by an IHSS provider in a 30-day period would be utilized as the criteria for having worked the required 30 calendar days. The current average hours worked by an IHSS provider is 100 hours per month. Therefore, upon implementation of paid sick leave, existing providers (those that began working for an IHSS recipient prior to the implementation date of July 1, 2018) will earn eight hours of paid sick leave after they
have worked 100 hours from the implementation date. New providers (those who begin working for an IHSS recipient after July 1, 2018) will earn eight hours of paid sick leave
after they have worked for 100 hours from their initial hire date.
About In-Home Supportive Services
IHSS is a County-administered program that pays homecare workers to provide personal care, such as help with bathing and getting dressed, and household tasks such as cooking, shopping and housecleaning, for low income seniors and people with disabilities.
Residents of Alameda County can call (510) 577-1800 to see if they meet the income and disability requirements to apply for IHSS.
Training & Education Opportunities for Homecare Workers
Benefits of Training
Training increases your chances of being hired. You will learn new skills that IHSS consumers need and look for when choosing a worker. Click here to register for upcoming classes.
Questions about Training Classes?
Contact our Outreach and Training Coordinator at (510) 577-3554.
Homecare Worker Health Insurance
The Public Authority offers eligible workers a low-cost health plan that includes medical, dental and vision coverage.