All Support Brokers are hired and trained by one of the six Support Broker agencies listed in the previous section. Once hired and trained by a Support Broker agency, Brokers then interview with and get selected by people with disabilities. While each Support Broker agency develops its own job descriptions, all have agreed to the universal elements listed in this section’s “Job Description”. Additionally, Broker job descriptions get individualized by the people with disabilities who select them.
A Support Broker’s primary responsibility is to the person with a disability and the people who care about them. The job requires working closely with many people who may posses differing priorities and agendas. Obligations of a Support Broker summarizes and discusses this juggling act whereas County Assumptions and Minimum Requirements for a Support Broker outlines just that.