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Direct Respite Providers

  • Part Time
  • Marathon
  • 2024-03-01

WORK OPPORTUNITY is looking for Direct Respite Providers to provide social, recreational, and personal support to children, adults, and seniors with a special need/chronic health condition in the city of Thunder Bay & District and the Kenora/Rainy River region. This support provides family caregivers a much-needed break from their caregiving duties and can be provided in the family home or out in the community.

Direct Respite Providers come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of skills and experience levels.  They are self-motivated, committed to inclusion, and passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of the people they serve.

What is is an online database of pre-screened Direct Respite Providers looking to provide support to families of individuals with a special need/chronic health condition.

Direct Respite Providers work directly with families, either as an independent contractor or as an employee of the family.  Respite Providers organize their schedule with families, at a time and in a way that works best for everyone.


  • Experience and/or education supporting individuals with a special need/chronic health condition
  • Good working knowledge of community resources/programming for individuals with special needs
  • First Aid + CPR certificate and access to a vehicle is an asset

How to Apply:

Successful applicants will be granted an interview and must:

  • Provide three work/volunteer-related references
  • Consent to and provide a clear Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Attend a Direct Respite Provider Information Session

Upon completion of these steps, a Coordinator will provide support to facilitate matches between Direct Respite Providers and families.  Training and supervision are provided by the family.

Rate of Pay: to be negotiated with the family

Job Type: part-time/casual/flexible (days, evenings, weekends, overnights, summer)

Education: some college/university (preferred)

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