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Self Direction Respite

Company: Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.
Location: Old Bethpage
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Under the supervision of both the self-directed participant and FI Coordinator designee in a co-management manner, Respite staff member is responsible for the organization/implementation of activities for daily living and community integration coordinated through self-directed services. - Provision of support for the person served is dependent on the individuals need(s) and may include; however is not limited to, physical lifting, pushing, transporting, moving and/or assisting the person served in the completion of job duties. The Respite staff member is responsible for fostering and maintaining an environment that promotes the health and safety of all persons served. - The Self Direction Respite staff abides by all agency policies, procedures, mission, vision, etc., practices the code of ethics and meets the expectations of the core competencies set by OPWDD/NADSP

  • To give family/caregivers temporary relief from the care of their family member and to provide the participant with activities of interest. Responsible for ensuring the supervision of participant(s) based on individuals abilities including areas of self-care, independent living, community integration, etc
  • Schedule of respite services is agreed upon between you, the agency, and the participant/family
  • Documentation must be signed and dated by both the Respite Provider and the participant or family member. Payment will not be received until proper documentation is verified and signed
  • Ensure you have the Life Plan and safeguards on site, and that they are current
  • Will promote teamwork by maintaining open and positive communications with individuals, their families, Broker and Fiscal Intermediary
  • Individuals are to be encouraged to function as independently as possible
  • All Respite Providers must complete the requirements of OPWDD and FREE training annually through Relias
  • All Respite Providers must cooperate with agency investigations
  • Self-hired respite providers are not permitted to handle medications
  • Maintain confidentially remembering all information is confidential and not to be discussed or shared with any person not providing direct service to the individual inside or outside the Agency including public and social settings


    • 18 years of age or older
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required plus one year experience working with Developmentally/Intellectually Disabled individuals preferred
    • Meet all criteria to be considered a valid driver for the agency
    • Ability to be flexible and work in a team environment
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, decision-making, and problem-solving
    • Evidence of understanding and empathy for the ID/DD population
    • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds or more
    • Daily standing, bending and lift
    • Must be able to stand for at least eight hours at a time

Keywords: Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc., New Rochelle , Self Direction Respite, Other , Old Bethpage, New York

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