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SELF-DIRECTED RESPITE WORKER-MNY

Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2024

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Description

Location: NYC Area, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley
Rate: $16-$35 (Based on Client Budget)

Job Title: Respite Worker  

Job Description  

Classification: Non-Exempt  

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.  

Essential Functions:  

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  

requirements.  

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  

environment.  

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  

charge.  

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

13. The Respite Worker may assist in activities related to meal preparation and ensure that meals are  

eaten safely and in the prescribed consistency both at home and in the community including  

restaurants.  

14. The Respite Worker may assist in recreational activities that are developmentally appropriate, of  

interest and chosen by the person they support.  

15. The Respite Worker will ensure that the rights of people with IDD are always upheld and take  

appropriate action when those rights are infringed upon.  

16. The Respite Worker will be familiar with governing regulations to guide his or her activities in manner  

consistent with good practices.  

17. The Respite Worker will ensure that the individual(s) are wearing weather appropriate clothing when  

in the community.  

18. The Respite Worker is responsible to keep a vehicle log whenever he or she uses a vehicle for  

transporting the person(s) they support.  

19. The Respite Worker is responsible to keep a vehicle log whenever he or she uses a vehicle for  

transporting the person they support.  

20. The Respite Worker is to ensure that data and or timekeeping is collected accurately and  

contemporaneously.  

21. The Respite Worker will work closely with his or her supervisor to ensure that every person he or she  

supports have their wishes and wants met as understood in the context of health and safety.  

22. The Respite Worker will work closely with his or her supervisor to ensure that every respite  

recipient(s) have their wishes and wants met as understood in the context of health and safety.  

23. The Respite Worker is expected to process his or payroll in an accurate and timely fashion using  

MNY’s current system.  

24. The Respite Worker will ensure that pertinent information is well documented and correctly  

communicated after they work their shift.  

25. The Respite Worker will advise his or her supervisor of any training needs he or she may need.  

26. If driving is required, the Respite Worker will maintain a valid and clean NYS driver license as per  

MNY policy.  

27. Participate in training as per agency policy.  

28. The Respite worker will arrive to work on time.  

29. The Respite worker is responsible to ensure they are awake and alert.  

Competencies:  

1. Focus on the participant.  

2. Ethical Conduct.  

3. Flexibility.  

4. Initiative.  

5. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.  

6. Stress Management/Composure.  

7. Teamwork Orientation.  

8. Technical Capacity.  



QUALIFICATIONS:  

1. Must be 18 of age or older. High School Diploma with at least six month of direct care experience  

is preferred but not necessary.  

2. If driving as part of their responsibilities, must have a valid and clean NYS driver’s license.  

3. Ability to work in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.  

4. Ability to translate agency philosophy into practice and implement supportive techniques.  

5. Be able to represent the agency professionally in all communications with the individual served.  

6. Self-starter and eager learner.  

7. Ability to interface with participants and their families, brokers, HR staff, director, and other  

personnel in a professional manner.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

1. 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. While performing the duties  

of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  

2. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching,  

crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients  

weighing over 50 pounds.  

3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,  

peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

4. Must provide direct and situational intervention when the situation or an individual’s behavior  

requires it, including crises prevention and crisis intervention.  

5. Must be capable of assisting in the evacuation of individuals during crisis and other emergency  

situations and contacting emergency support as needed.  

6. Must be capable of assisting non - ambulatory individuals in transferring from wheelchairs or  

other care situations.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:  

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.  

Expected Hours of Work:  

The hours as per the request of the respite recipient and their family. Often requires weekend hours.  

Travel:  

As per request of the respite recipient and their family.  

Other Duties  

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,  

duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and  

activities may change at any time with or without notice.  

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EOE/AAE/M/F/D/V





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