Respite Worker Job Description
respite worker job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.
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,
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
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.