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Respite and Personal Care Worker Wanted


Looking for a respite care worker willing to do a moderate amount of personal care for a young handicapped adult. This is a paid position that offers competitive wages. Lindsey is an 18 year old with a sweet disposition who was born with spina bifida and is wheelchair bound. Work will include helping Lindsey get ready for school as well as providing community support. Lindsey is currently still in high school and enjoys socializing with others. We are a self-managed family who is just getting started and looking to build a relationship with a personal aid.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

An ideal candidate will be a young to middle-aged adult who will have similar interests as Lindsey and is willing to help with the following:

  1. Personal care including; catheterization, diaper changes, washing and getting ready for the day
  2. Helping with morning routine: breakfast, dressing and getting on the school bus
  3. Weekly evening respite care
  4. Community support with fitness class as well as other organized activities
  5. Occasional weekend respite care
  6. Willing to work weekday mornings and weekends up to 15-20 hrs weekly

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Caring and companionate individual who is willing to work with special needs persons
  2. The ability to work independently in a structured setting
  3. Strong communication skills with Lindsey and family
  4. Moderate lifting and repositioning
  5. First Aid and CPR certification
  6. Current criminal Records Check
  7. 2-3 Personal references

Note: Lisa Hennessey (mother) will provide any training needed

If this position is of interest to you please forward a cover letter and resume to:
Lisa Hennessey at LisaDHennessey@gmail.com

Community Access worker

Looking to hire someone to be a Community Access worker for my very active and verbal 22 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. Starting on Oct 20 for Thursday afternoons. In the New Year needing someone to work Fridays as well. Must be able to drive and have own car. Contact Brenda blorlita@eidnet.org

Support Worker Wanted

We are seeking a support worker to support a young woman.

Positive out of the box thinker
Have a clean Police Clearance check

If you possess these qualities, please send your resume my way. I am happy to meet with you and discuss further how you think you can support my amazing daughter to live a busy and inclusive life.

Lamis Youssef