High School/GED Degree
, Allied Health
, Recreational Therapist
What is respite care? To a family who care for a child with special needs, the respite care provider's services are a very important part of the overall support they need. Respite care allows family members to take a break from the daily challenges of caring for a child or a parent with special needs.
As a respite/recreation aide you will enjoy a fulfilling career with a flexible schedule. Your role in these families lives can be essential for the well-being of both the caregiver and the child. Wayne ARC provides respite services either in the home or in recreational care. This position enables families to better meet the needs of their loved one with a developmental disability. Wayne ARC provides comprehensive training.
Job Description: Provides care and supervision to individuals with developmental disabiities during agency sponsored recreation or group respite events, or in the individual's home in the absence of the primary caregiver.
Job Requirements: High School diploma/GED. Must be able to provide physical assistance including lifting. Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals preferred. Must have reliable transportation and acceptable results of background/reference checks.
Classification: Nonexempt, Hourly, Substitute/Relief hours as needed
Hours of Work: As needed, generally evenings and weekends