Scope of Work
Title: SGF, DD Respite & Sub-Care Independent Contractor
Payment: As an Independent Contractor as outlined in Compensation Schedule (Exhibit 1)
Definition: Provide safe, respectful, quality care on a temporary, part time basis to provide relief to the parent/primary caregiver from the ongoing responsibilities of caring for a family member with special needs. Respite is defined by each family, and according to the family’s needs and situation. Respite is furnished and scheduled by the family within the framework of hours allocated in their Respite/Guardian Agreement. Respite may be provided in the recipient’s home, or in the provider’s home. Care is flexible and the schedule is mutually agreed upon with family and Contractor.
- Clear Criminal background, child abuse screening, and negative TB test.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Exhibit a willingness and ability to exercise good judgement in caring for individuals who have or are at risk of developing a developmental disability, be able to physically, mentally, and emotionally carry out the responsibilities of a Independant Contractor. This may include strenuous lifting in unusual positions.
- Complete up to 40 hours of training, which include current CPR and First Aid certificate and participate in on-going in-service training at a minimum often (10) hours per year, after the first year. (20 hours if working with 2 or more).
- Assume non-medical duties as outlined by family/primary care giver to assure continuity and consistency.
- Assist the individual to enhance self-help skills, develop appropriate leisure time skills, social awareness, and be able to allow opportunities for the individual to make proper choices.
- Furnish light housekeeping when relevant to care of the recipient. Such as washing dishes, making beds, changing linens if needed, and maintenance of living areas recipient is using during care.
- Have the ability to complete written reports and invoices accurately and meet required deadlines for paperwork.
- Abide by agreed upon schedules and tasks, and to work independently
- Appropriate interpersonal communication skills and language to better develop meaningful and trusting relationship with the individual and the family.
- Respect the rights and dignity and confidentiality of each recipient as well as the values, culture and lifestyle of each family.