Do Over Project’s Living Wellness Respite Retreat Respite Caregiver Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Respite Caregiver
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt / Full-Time, Part-Time
LOCATION: SHIFTS: COMPENSATION:
First, second, and third shift available
$14-18 per hour commensurate with experience, Performance-based bonus!
Respite care is an important community-based service for families of children with developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders. Respite care benefits all members of the family providing parents with a break from caregiving, siblings the opportunities for more quality time with parents, and the child with a disability gains access to a restorative social experience.
Do Over Project’s Living Wellness Respite Retreat is a Division of Mental Health and Addiction- approved (DMHA)facility, licensed by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to provide short-term relief for primary caregivers. Our model is designed specifically for school-aged children, offering services six days per week, 24 hours per day. We aim to provide well-deserved time for families to rest and rejuvenate while ensuring their loved one is being cared for in the best of hands.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Respite Care Providers play an integral role in creating therapeutic and safe healing environments by engaging program participants in developmental activities, by providing constant supervision, and by being responsive to needs identified through the Plan of Care and the Child and Family Team (CFT) process.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead social, educational, and literary activities offering participants the opportunity to develop interpersonal and communication skills through recreational activities, games, sports, music, and creative arts.
• Serve with compassion and dignity while assisting participants with daily activities such as personal grooming, meal preparation, and the administering of medications.
• Maintain a safe and hazardous-free facility.
• Provide reliable transportation for participants, when necessary. Administration(20%)
• Properly document daily service notes, monthly summary reports, and Plan of Care updates whileadhering to HIPAA laws and in accordance with DMHA policies.
• Diligently oversee medication administration according to agency policy and accurately maintain medication logs.
• Meticulously maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility in compliance with regulations.
Do Over Project is seeking qualified candidates to provide onsite care for respite participants. To be considered candidates must:
• Successfully complete DMHA- and Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP)-approved training for Child Mental Health Wraparound services.
• Be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalency, and have one (1) year of experience caring for children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) or Emotional Handicaps(EH).
• Pass a national and state background check and drug screen.
• Pass CPS background check
• Become CPR certified
• Have a valid driver’s license with proof of registration and insurance.
Ideal candidates will:
• Demonstrate experience and passion for advancing developmental opportunities for children with mental illness.
• Model patience, compassion, and the ability to de-scalate provoking situations.
• Be self-otivated, sharp, and abreast of all regulations that govern service providers.
• Lead with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with proven experience in working alongside families of diverse racial, ethnic, economic, social, and educational backgrounds.
• Be well-organized and detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Have advanced capabilities in using email platforms, Microsoft Word, and other systems.
• Be proactive and solutions-oriented and highly adaptable.
• Work well with others and exhibit strong problem-solving abilities.
• Have an ability to think spontaneously and respond appropriately in high-stress situations
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of, but not limited to, those that must be met by an employee to perform the vital functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be able to stand, walk, sit; use hands to reach, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear
• Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds,
• Must be able to visually observe.
• Have an ability to read, write, and speak in English.
Do Over Project is an equal opportunity employer.
DO OVER PROJECT LLC
Do Over Project is home and community based service provider. We understand how trauma can often leave a person feeling lost, troubled, or broken. That’s why serving with the highest level of integrity and respect is our priority. Our well-designed programs are developed by experienced and licensed mental health professionals in accordance with the Division of Mental Health and Addictions. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our experts have served hundreds of families in Indiana. Do Over Project opened the Living Wellness Respite Retreat in 2020 to provide temporary relief for primary caregivers – affording families the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while taking a break from the demands of caregiving.