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Respite Care Provider

Company: Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Respite care is temporary relief to those who are caring for a person with disabilities in their home. Providing care is rewarding but also can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides the needed break from the daily challenges.Essential Functions:* Provide care and supervision that the parent or guardian would normally provide.* Ensure the safety and well-being of the client.* Maintain the usual routine of the person. * Honor all aspects of the person's human rights and adhere to all policies of confidentiality.* Provide timely, complete, legible, and accurate documentation of respite care and comply with all reporting requirements.* Represent NTSOC in a positive and professional manner to families, co-workers and the public.* Notify Human Resources of any changes in address, phone number, and emergency information.* Provide own transportation and maintain a valid driver's license and auto insurance as necessary for client care.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Minimum Education: HS Diploma or Equivalent, Respite trainingMinimum Experience: Prior experience assisting persons with disabilities is preferred but not required. Experience involving childcare skills is preferred.Licenses/Registrations: CPR Certified, Competency Requirements, Current drivers' license and auto liability insurance in accordance with Agency policy.Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:* Must be at least 18 years of age to provide in home respite care.* Must be certified per NTSOC guidelines.* NTSOC will offer the required training based on the care and needs of the person. * Respite care employees are expected to participate in required training and keep certification current including CPR. * All respite providers must complete and pass a background check and drug test.Physical/Mental Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls and communicate effectively with other people. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. Working Conditions: Work is generally performed in clients home. May be exposed to occupational hazards such as communicable diseases, harmful chemicals, and/or disoriented or combative patients. Lifting up to 50 lbs. may be required. Alertness and careful attention to detail are necessary to avoid injury. Must be able to work under stress and be emotionally capable of coping with changes in activity.Equipment Used:Computer based applications such as email and electronic health record system.Pay Rate:$13.00 an Hour

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