Planned Respite Service Provider

New York, Consultant/Contractor

The Planned Respite Service Provider, provides community-based services that focus on short-term assistance provided to children/youth, regardless of disability, because of the absence of or need for relief of the child, or the child’s family caregiver. Respite workers supervise the child/youth and engage the child/youth in activities that support his/her and/or primary caregiver/family’s constructive interests and abilities. Respite Service Providers will offer services with a level of expertise in understanding and implementing behavioral/developmental interventions required to support optimal functioning for children/youth during planned care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide short-term relief for the child or family/primary caregivers that are needed to enhance the family/primary caregiver’s ability to support the child/youth’s functional, developmental, behavioral health, and/or health care needs.
  • Planned Respite activities support the plan of care goals and include providing supervision and activities that match the child/youth’s developmental stage and continue to maintain the child/youth’s health and safety.
  • Development and updating of Person Center service plans (initial plan within 30 days of first service and every 6 months thereafter) including obtaining medical consenter signatures at the initial session following the approval of such documentation.
  • Obtaining consents and enrollment documents for newly enrolled children/youth at initial session and scanning documents into the Electronic Health Record.
  • Attend monthly waiver service provider meetings and individual supervision to stay current on practices and protocols.
  • Submit progress notes, service plans, and service provider logs within set forth-required timeframes. It is the responsibility of the provider to maintain necessary technology (phone, internet, timely computer access, and video camera) to perform job requirement functions of documentation, coordinating, service planning and billing.
  • Report incident(s) to supervisor upon discovery.
  • Maintain open communication with other service providers (e.g., Care Manager, other service providers and Supervisory Team) to report on child/youth’s progress, and identify any potential barriers and referrals, and to support the overall health and wellbeing of the child and family. 
  • Check emails daily and respond to emails from Care Managers, Supervisors, and other team members within 24-48 hours.

Setting of Service Provision:

  • Planned/Crisis Respite can be provided in the home of the youth or a community setting.

 Essential Skills, Experience, Licensure, Certification:


  • Respite providers are minimally required to have a high school diploma or equivalent and with appropriate skills and training.
  • Experience working with children/youth.

 Relationships with Others

  • Maintains a strength-based approach in working with children and families. 
  • Accepts and applies constructive feedback from supervisors to enhance the quality-of-service delivery.
  • Be a team player.
  • Have a strong sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and members within our organization.
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.
  • Ability to set limits and maintain helping role of practitioner and to intervene appropriately. 

 Working Conditions

  • Work is conducted in the community of the youth being serviced.

 Training Requirements:  

  • Prior to Service Delivery:
    • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Within 6 months of hire:
    • Personal Safety
    • Safety in the Community
    • Strength Based Approached
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Domestic Violence Signs and Basic Interventions
    • Trauma Informed Care

Providers are paid for Planned Respite services based on the authorized service modality in the Service Plan, this may vary for each assigned member. Provider Planned Respite Rates are as followed:

· Planned Respite -Individual up to and including 6 hours $22.00 an hour

· Planned Respite- Full Day Per Diem – over 6 hours and up to 12 hours $100.00 a day

· Planned Respite – Group – over 6 hours and up to 12 hours $85.00 a day

· Planned Respite – Group – up to and including 6 hours $22.00 an hour

CCF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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