Respite Care

(Community Living Trent Highlands, Peterborough)

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Position ID: V-PET0303 Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 Last Full Update: 15 Jul 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactPenny Wood, Team Leader - Family Support, Children's Development, Community Living Peterborough; Phone: 705-743-2412 ext 528; Email:
Duties* Provide short-term respite care to children and youth with special needs 
* "Respite Families" receive orientation, training opportunities, ongoing support, and remuneration 
* Respite is an essential support to many families 
* Provides opportunities for the child/youth and their Respite Family to experience new things and form new relationships 
* Most respite providers have their child/youth visit one weekend per month, but other arrangements can be made 
* Providers may also offer care in the child's home (this may or may not include overnights).
Benefits* Per diem, beginning at $40.00 per 24 hour period. 
* It allows parents a chance to re-energize themselves and give siblings individualized time with mom and dad and other family members.
ClientsChildren who have developmental/physical disabilities.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Child Care ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceExperience with children and youth. A desire to help children and youth with special needs and their families.
Minimum Hours24 / Month
Dates and TimesDays and times to be arranged to suit family of child or youth and Respite Family.
LocationHome of Respite Family (or in child or youth's home)
Number of PositionsPeterborough (County of): 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingCurrent First Aid/CPR training required.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameCommunity Living Trent Highlands, Peterborough
Office Phone705-743-2411 * Head Office 705-328-0464
Address & Map
223 Aylmer St
Peterborough, ON K9J 3K3
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Mailing Addressc/o Community Living Trent Highlands Head Office 
205 McLaughlin Rd, Suite 200 
Lindsay, ON K9V 0K7