This service is offered only to people and their families who are directing their services through the Pennsylvania Participant Directed Services system. Supports Brokers provide coaching, consultation and guidance to people and their families as they assume employer of record or managing employer roles. Everything from recruiting and supervising staff, to facilitating personal futures planning and community resourcing can be done by and with the Supports Broker.
The Support Broker’s responsibilities vary depending on the choice and preferences of each individual participant, who are acting as an employer of record or managing employer. Additionally, the intensity of support provided may range from teaching skills to performing a task for the individual.
The individual and/or her or his surrogate select who they will work with as a Support Broker and will determine Support Broker duties and scope of work. The individual participants and/or their surrogates make their own decisions and cannot be forced or expected to accept Support Broker recommendations.
Contact Marian Frattarola-Saulino, at 610-565-5177 or email@example.com with questions on Supports Brokering, the PDS Project, or if you are interested in becoming a broker.