Respite service focuses on short-term assistance and/or relief for children/youth with disabilities (developmental, physical and/or behavioral), and family/caregivers which can be provided in a planned mode or delivered in a crisis environment. Respite workers supervise the child/youth and engage the child in activities that support his/her and or caregiver/family’s constructive interests and abilities.
Respite Service providers will offer services with a level of expertise in understanding and implementing behavioral/developmental interventions required to support optimal functioning for children/youth. Respite Service providers will regularly communicate the details of the child/youth’s intervention plan so that there is a carryover of skill from the respite. Applicants are required to work flexible schedule, including a minimum of one weekend day each week.
Education & Experience
- High School Diploma required.
- One (1) year of experience working with children, special education or related preferred. Must be able to competently demonstrate the functional skills required.