Respite Worker Job Description

A respite worker designation is granted by an adult care licensing board for a specific period of time.

A respite worker is an individual who is hired to provide respite services during a family’s caregiving crisis.

A respite worker is trained to work with a family for a short time, allowing a family time to rest, relax, or work on other personal issues.

Respite care is a temporary or short term care service that provides care for an individual for a few hours, days, or weeks.

Respite services are typically provided by a trained and licensed caregiver, known as a respite worker, or homemaker.

Respite care is sometimes referred to as short stay care, short term care,

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Respite Worker to provide temporary relief to caregivers of children with special needs. The Respite Worker will create a positive and stimulating environment for the children, while providing the caregivers with a break from their caregiving duties.

Respite Worker Duties:

  • Provide respite care to clients and their families through the provision of professional nursing care
  • Routinely inspect and adhere to company approved policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe environment for the client and family
  • Ensure all clients’ needs are met around the clock
  • Perform regular assessments and evaluations of clients’ needs
  • Establish professional rapport with clients and families
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the client, family, physicians, and other care providers
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all client’s care
  • Report all client’s incidents/ accidents/ injuries immediately
  • Assist in completion of all required documentation
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client and company information
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Respite Worker Responsibilities:

  • Engage with consumers/clients/residents to improve and maintain their quality of life in the residential setting by observing and addressing physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs
  • Provide one-on-one care as needed to ensure basic needs are met, including help with meals, medications, and other activities of daily living
  • Maintain daily logs to track client service hours, including information on activities, communication, medications, meals, and assessments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of rehabilitation, long-term care, or social services
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, bend, kneel, and squat up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to speak, read, write,

Company Name is an inclusive employer that is committed to building a diverse team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.