Qualified Service Providers are independent contractors and not employees of the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services – so you have flexibility in setting your hours and workload. The amount of money you can earn depends on the type of care services you provide to clients and the number of clients you work with.

A Qualified Service Provider can earn up to $21.76 per hour for providing common care services like light housekeeping, laundry, cooking meals, shopping, bathing, dressing, feeding, and toileting.

The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services does not withhold or pay any social security, federal or state income tax, unemployment insurance, or workers’ compensation.  Withholding and paying taxes is your responsibility as a self-employed individual.  Because Qualified Service Providers are self-employed, there are no benefits offered like paid vacation, sick days, etc.

Remember, there are provider agencies throughout North Dakota who hire people interested in providing care to older adults and people with disabilities in their homes and communities if self-employment is not for you.  Search the online database by the county where you would like to work.