Respite Caregiver B-211

Job title: Respite Caregiver B-211
Posted on: March 13, 2023
Job Description:

Respite Care Giver for the Rotary Summer Respite Care Program

Summary: The Respite Care Giver provides care, companionship, supervision, and security to the special needs child allowing for the parents to tend to other children, run errands, or relax.

Employment Type: Full-time
Field of Work: Other
Required skills:

-Provide care, companionship, supervision, and security for the special needs child.
-Provide educational, recreational, and social opportunities through conversation, reading, games, outings, and creative and innovative activities that encourage participation by the child according to their abilities.
-Assist the child with eating and agreed upon personal hygiene needs (e.g., toileting) as required.
-Ensure that all educational and recreational activities outside the home are cleared with a parent.
-Maintain open and positive lines of communication with parents, children, Program Coordinator, and Program Supervisor.
-Do NOT transport a special needs child in your own vehicle or drive a parent’s vehicle.
-Leave the house in the same state of cleanliness as when you arrived.
-Adhere to the Confidentiality Agreement entered into with the Rotary Club of Bowmanville.
-Keep the Respite Care Coordinator informed and updated regarding any concerns.
-Comply with all policies and procedures of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville’s Summer Respite Care Program.
-Regularly check and respond within 24 hours to all email, text messages, and telephone messages related to the Program.
-Accurately document your shifts and have the parents sign for their care hours.
-Accurately complete the Bi-Weekly Time and Expense Reports and submit to the Coordinator by the required deadline.
-Obtain, collate, and submit to the Coordinator all receipts related to the Program.
-Attend the identified Rotary Club Breakfast meetings as Rotary’s guest and speak about your experiences with the Respite Care Program.
-Represent the Rotary Club of Bowmanville in a mature and professional manner.
-Perform other duties as required to ensure success of the Summer Respite Care Program.

Company information

Company Name: Rotary Club of Bowmanville
Contact Name: Lianna Hall
Address: 66 Bons Ave
City: Bowmanville
Postal Code:L1C0B5
Telephone: (905) 431-3047
Additional information:

The job is seasonal from June to September. The program is run every summer, and we often have candidates apply again the following year, however Covid disrupted our ability to do this for a couple of years. We are pleased to return and hope for caring, eligible candidates to help us help these families and their children. We are a non-profit club whose purpose is to be of service to our community's needs. This Respite program has been run by the club for 30 years, and the families appreciate the break it gives them during busy summer months very much.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
*be between 17 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
*be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred. Note that international students and youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa, or work visa are NOT eligible
*have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with Canadian and Ontario legislation and regulations
*have a valid G2 or G class Driver’s License and full daily access to a car
*preferably have an educational background in a field of study related to child care such as nursing, teaching, early childhood education, social work, etc.
*have a clear and current Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
*have current Level C CPR Certification from a recognized provider
*have current First Aid Certification from a recognized provider
*be prepared to work the hours and perform the duties outlined in the Respite Care Coordinator or Respite Care Giver Job Description as applicable.

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