Job Posting 76113

Respite Worker
Richmond Society for Community Living
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 7 days (Mon, 1 Nov)
part time - term / contract  •  $18-$22 per hour

What is Respite?

  • A respite worker spends quality time with an individual with developmental disabilities to provide parents or caregivers a break from their responsibilities
  • An opportunity for an individual to build their social relationships, develop personal goals and skills, and participate in recreational activities in the community

Respite contractors are self-employed – you control how much and when you work; you can do as little as 2 hours a week to closer to full-time hours depending on the amount of funding available. Because this is not a regular Monday to Friday 9-5 type of job, respite contractors are often students or people wishing to supplement existing income.


Skills Required & Attributes:

  • No formal training required, however previous experience working with individuals with disabilities is an asset
  • Responsible, enthusiastic, energetic
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Willingness to learn and receive feedback

Respite Worker Screening Requirements:

  • Must be of legal age (19 years or older)
  • Physician’s Reference Form
  • Criminal Record Check – Vulnerable Sector, renewed every 5 years
  • Valid First Aid & CPR, renewed every 3 years
  • Work/Character References
  • Driver’s License, Car Insurance, Driver’s Abstract (car preferred, not required)
  • Safety Visit/Home Study (if providing hourly/overnight care in your own home)

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