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Respite Worker

Job Description

We are seeking a compassionate and reliable respite worker to provide care and support for young adult individuals with disabilities or special needs. You will be responsible for ensuring the safety, well-being and comfort of our clients in their homes and in the community. The ideal candidate will have experience working with individuals with disabilities. As a respite worker, you will be responsible for providing caregiving duties. This may include:
• Assisting with personal care such as bathing and dressing.
• Assisting with mobility and transfers when needed.
• Preparing meals and feeding.
• Administering prescribed medication and monitoring vital signs.
• Providing emotional support, companionship, assistance, comfort.
• Assessing physical, mental, and emotional conditions of clients.
• Facilitating appropriate professional intervention if required.
• Plan, implement, supervise, and engage clients in suitable activities according to their interests and abilities.
• Maintain accurate records of client progress, incidents and expenses.
• Communicate effectively with clients’ families, professionals and other respite members.
• Follow policies and procedures regarding health and safety, confidentiality and documentation.
• Report any changes or concerns regarding clients’ health or behavior to primary caregivers.

In addition to these duties, you will also be responsible for maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for the individual in your care. This may include light housekeeping tasks such as laundry, cleaning, etc.

• Compassion, patience, and empathy for clients and their families.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, follow instructions.
• Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to provide personal care and assistance with daily activities.

• First aid and CPR certification
• A background check
• Training in behavior management or crisis intervention
• Valid driver’s license (vehicle will be provided)
• A high school diploma or equivalent

If you are interested in making a difference in someone’s life, please send your resume and cover letter to samram66@hotmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Support Needed
 Full Time (30+ hours per week)
Part Time (under 30 hours per week)
Support for Individual Age Group
Personal Care
Bathing, Feeding, Incontinence Care, Willing to Train
Behaviour Support
ABA, Crisis Support Prevention Training, Willing to Train
Complex Health Needs
Medication Administration, Seizure Support, Willing to Train
Skills & Training
Criminal Record Check (CRC)
Driver’s License
First Aid
Language Spoken
Willing to group with other family to share a Support Worker?