Job Title: Respite Worker
Reporting to: Person Supported and their Family & Meaningful NY Administration
Summary: The Respite Worker provides relief to the unpaid care giver who is responsible for the
primary care and support of the individual receiving Self Direction Services.
1. The Respite Worker is responsible to make sure that the respite recipient who they are supporting
are safely and respectfully supported, providing respite to family and other care givers. The intensity
of the needed support will vary from person to person.
2. Attends to the respite recipient individual needs, which may include assistance with grooming,
bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, prosthetic appliances, transferring,
ambulation, range of motion, communicating or other needs in keeping with the individuals’ care
3. Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of respite recipient in the delivery of services to them.
Interacts with residents in a manner that displays warmth, respect and dignity and promotes a caring
4. Fully understands all aspects of respite recipients’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints
and free of abuse. Is responsible for promptly reporting to the Director of Administrative Services or
designee incidents or evidence of abuse or violation of individual rights.
5. The Respite Worker is to ensure above all else the health and safety of all respite recipient(s) in their
6. The Respite Worker will abide by all Meaningful Codes of Ethics, Compliance and other required
professional standards including all reporting standards and requirements.
7. The Respite Worker will make sure to get receipts whenever he or she makes a purchase or assist a
person to make a purchase.
8. The Respite Worker will promote individual personal choice with the respite recipient.
9. The Respite Worker will ensure that they are educated by the respite recipient(s) or their families
and Broker in the respite recipient(s) Life Plan, Individual Safeguard/Plan of Protected Oversight.
10. The Respite Worker will always implement the respite recipient(s) Life Plan, Individual
Safeguard/Plan of Protected Oversight. etc.
11. Assist with Activities of daily skills such as but not limited to bathing, toileting, feeding, brushing
teeth, laundry, etc.
12. Keep the respite recipient and family informed of all activities