JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

Title: Respite Caregiver

 

Reports to:  OARS Service Coordinator

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Responsible for providing relief from daily care giving to primary caregivers of persons at risk for or experiencing a disability.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

 

1.      Ability to implement services as planned in partnership with families and other team members.

2.      Has strong communication skills with diverse populations including; families, team members and the public.

3.      Contributes to the professional reputation of the agency.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

 

Must have high school diploma or GED. Must be 18 years or older. All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check under state regulations. The ability to obtain the First Aid and CPR certification within one month of being hired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Standards

Respite Caregiver

 

1.      Implements plan in partnership with families and other team members. (KSA)

 

Function: Implements plan in partnership with families and other team members

 

Standards:

 

a)      Is aware of and adheres to all elements of the individual service plan.

 

b)      Accesses resources necessary to implement the individual service plan.

 

c)      Implements plan in a manner sensitive to the individual, family and community.

 

d)     Makes adaptations according to specific developmental, mental health and medical needs.

 

e)      Maintains mutually respectful boundaries with families.

 

f)       Interacts with other service providers in a professional manner.

 

2.      Has strong communication skills with diverse populations including; families, team members and the public (KSA)

 

Function:  Communicates with families in a positive manner.

 

Standards:

 

a)      Seeks regular feedback from families regarding the effectiveness of services.

 

b)      Adapts to communication styles of individuals from different cultural backgrounds.

 

c)      Is dependable and follows through on commitments.

 

3.   Contributes to the professional reputation of the agency. (KSA)

 

      Function:   Adheres to agency policies and procedures.

 

Standards:

 

a)      Locates and refers to agency policy manual

 

b)      Asks for clarification regarding policies/procedures from supervisor.

 

c)      Complies with all agency policies and procedures.