Respite Service Description:
This service provides care and supervision to youth with developmental disabilities, either in their family home or in the community setting, to temporarily relieve the family from the demands of caring for them. The care is intended to be provided during the times when the family normally would be available to provide care. The services include the provision of social and recreational experiences to the youth in and out of home. Caring for youths with intellectual/developmental disabilities can be very challenging and sometimes may require ample time. As a result, primary caregivers may need occasional rest. It is for this reason that Creative Healthcare hires very experienced, highly qualified, and dedicated respite workers to provide care for youth in their home, or outside their primary residence while their caregivers engage in activities they find relaxing, entertaining, and restful. During this break, the caregiver may use the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with their children, spouses, partners, other family members, and friends. The care givers could also use the opportunity to catch-up on household duties and even their own sleep.
Respite Worker Role: Respite
Worker works 1:1 in homes and the community with the youth when the youth’s primary caregiver may be taking occasional break from taking care of the youth.
Respite Worker Responsibilities:
Provides care and supervision to the youth while the youth’s primary care-giver may be taking some break.
Provides recreational and social activities to the youth in or out of home
Ensures that services are provided within authorized units and hours
Completes progress note that describes each service visit and addresses defined goals, and completing daily log of youth’s behavior during each visit
Completing service plan every 90 days
Documents any crisis or emergency situation during service
Obtains permission from youth’s care giver for all activities
Days and Times of Service:
Services may be provided during week days, after the youth returns from school (usually between 4pm to 10pm), or during weekends. In some situations, services may be provided in the morning or in the afternoon in the case of a child who may be temporarily out of school (This is rare).
Respite Worker Job Requirements:Be over 18 years of age
1 year experience working with youth’s in the autism spectrum
Pass criminal record background including fingerprinting (repeat criminal record background check every 2 years)
Pass the Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with developmental disabilities check
Pass TB test
Attend and participate in all trainings
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