Respite Care Provider Orientation

In-Person Caregiver Training Health and Wellness Medical Health Professional Respite Professional Intellectual/Developmental Disability Physical Disability Memory Condition Challenging Behaviors Medical Support Needs Activities of Daily Living Assistance (ADL’s) Mental Health Condition Blind/Visually Impaired Adults (18+) Older Adults (55+)

Event Details


Tuesday, Aug 27th, 2019


12:30pm - 2:00pm


Special Kids Special Families


Do you believe that your gifts and talents lie in helping others? We have a need for caregivers who are willing to be trained and who can work with children, teens or adults.

Respite Care Provider Respite means giving a family a break, or giving a caregiver a chance to regroup and reassess. The break is provided by you, either in your home or in the individual's home. Our respite opportunities are varied, and we would work with you to determine what program(s) best work for you. We are looking for providers that can care for HIGH needs children and adults that require supervision and may have physical and/or mental disabilities, require medical supervision or are medically and/or mentally fragile. The background of the individuals in need may be a physical or developmental disability, social and/or emotional challenges, some may have experienced trauma, on the autism spectrum or they may be in need of time away from an escalating situation.

Your assistance with providing respite may mean a child or adult will not be involved in a family disruption, experience abuse or go into a treatment facility. Compensation is available and based on level of care.

Basic Requirements for Respite Care Providers:

  • Caring and concerning ability to relate to others and their specific situations
  • Professional skills and demeanor
  • Medical or health related background (preferred not required)
  • Ability to work with the agency and with other members of the individual/family team
  • Ability to write reports and document daily events
  • Flexibility to work with crisis respite situations as well as for planned situations