To give families of children with special health care needs a relief from their responsibilities by providing one to one care for their child within or outside the home by implementing a safety and service plan as approved by the CEDARR.
Provide family with a relief from caring for their child with special health care needs.Carry out specific tasks outlined in the respite safety and service plan.Provide required documentation to coordinator in a timely manner as in timesheets and incident reports.Provide safe one to one care per the plan for children with special health care needs as directed by parents/caretakers.Perform all necessary self-care tasks as needed by the individual supported.Provide socialization opportunities within home and/or outside of home when appropriate and approved by parent or guardian/caretaker.Provide transportation to and from all social activities only as approved by parent/caretaker.ON CALL–as needed per approved hours with CEDARR and parent request.Contributes to the positive morale by representing the agency through professional communication and interactions.Implements and fosters the principles of self advocacy which promote an independent lifestyle and respect for program participants.Assists people with learning about and advocating for their personal rights and understanding the responsibilities that accompany those rights.Arrives punctually and participates in all required meetings and trainings.Drives people to destinations necessary for them to experience a full and diversified life, following all safety and legal regulations.May also participate in a program participant’s chosen activity.Provides support to other areas of the agency, as needed.
To be determined by each family per State regulations. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Drivers must have current vehicle registration and valid State inspection, no prior accidents within one year and no history of driving under the influence. All duties will vary depending on the specific needs of each child. Parent/caretaker will provide all training specific to their child. Safety plan must be reviewed and implemented when necessary. Able to work with minimal supervision.