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1/11/2017 10:44:28 AM
Respite Caregiver
 Employer     : Developmental Disabilities Association
 From         :
 City         : Vancouver Job type:  Casual
 Region       : BC Hours   :  Part-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Contract
 Deadline     : 12/31/2017
 Education    : College/Technical school Experience:  1 year or less  
 Salary       : $12/hr ($14/15/hr for higher support needs)
 Description  : Do you have some experience and/or training to work with developmental disabilities, and have a few hours per week availability to work in Vancouver? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
The Developmental Disabilities Association is seeking Respite Caregivers to work with a child or adult with intellectual disabilities part-time (mostly after school or on weekends, for 3-6 hrs / shift).
Requirements are: First Aid CPR, a clear criminal record, 2 work references, some training or experience in a field related to developmental disabilities. Wages are $12/hour and $14-15/hr for individuals with higher support needs.

Examples of current respite needs:
1) Sweet 18 year old female with CP in East Van. Non-verbal. Lift equipment in home. Female caregiver required on Wednesdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays and/or Sundays from 1-4PM for support in the home including personal care and feeding, to give parents a break ($15/hr).
2) Friendly and active 9 year old male with autism in East Van. Non-verbal. Caregiver needed on ANY DAY DURING SPRING BREAK, and/or two weekends a month 9AM-3PM (cycles of two weekends in a row, then two weekends off). ($12/hr).
3) Friendly 8 year old male with autism in SE Van. Likes sports, puzzles, drawing, cooking. Needs a caregiver for Sundays 2-5PM for community or home-based activities, for family to get a break. ($12/hr).
4) Easygoing 9 year old female with autism in East Van; uses augmentative communication. Likes crafts, reading, playgrounds. Caregiver needed for Saturday afternoons for a 5-6 hour outing to the community. ($12/hr).
5) Social 9 year old male with autism in East Van. Non-verbal and dependent on others for his personal care needs. Female caregiver needed on Saturdays 5:30-10PM and Sunday afternoons for 3 hours (community-based and in family home). ($12/hr).
6) Happy and social 15 year old male with autism and seizure disorder (absent seizures), located in South Van. High risk for flight; history of physical aggression. Respite caregiver needed on Friday evenings 5:30-8:30 for one to one support to participate in a youth group. ($14/hr).

If you are interested in any of the above or other contracts, please send us your resume and a cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you!
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