Respite Caregiver

Brenham, TX 77833

A Respite Care Provider assists foster parents. Respite care is furnished on an intermittent, occasional or emergency basis, as approved due to the absence or need for relief of persons normally providing the care. Care and supervision can be provided due to the temporary absence of a parent, guardian, or other immediate caregiver.

Qualifications of a respite care provider. The respite care provider must meet the following qualifications:

1. Must be 18 years of age;

2. Must produce proof of a social security number;

3. May not have on record a conviction for an offense that would directly affect the individual’s fitness to be a respite care provider;

4. May not have an infectious or contagious disease;

5. Must be capable of performing the needed services;

6. Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality;

7. Must have demonstrated competency to perform the duties, as verified by the participant, legal guardian or non-legal representative of the participant;

8. Must produce proof of a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance/liability;

9.Be able to follow written or verbal instructions provided by the participant, legal guardian or non-legal representation of the participant;

10.Have the abilities or skills necessary as determined by the participant to meet the participant’s needs as outlined in the service plan.

Essential functions of a respite care provider. Duties that a respite care provider may be required to perform include the following:

1. Supervision for day-to-day activities, including school and chores

3. Meal preparation

4. Light housekeeping

5. Be able to handle conflict in a healthy relational way (training provided)

A respite care provider may be a neighbor, friend or family member who has agreed to provide care to the participant, and does not live in the family home. The respite worker must agree to be hired by a provider agency. The respite care worker may not live with or be considered the participant’s primary caregiver.

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