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Are you interested in providing care for children with disabilities and their families in the Dane County area? Your help is very much needed!

A current list of available opportunities follows. If you are interested or need more details, please call the "Contact" person listed on the posting. Thank You!


CURRENT PROVIDER OPPORTUNITIES

Post #1
Child’s Age:
12 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. Hi! I am an intelligent, outgoing, 12 year old girl with Autism. My mom is a single mom and doesn’t get a break. I don’t know why she needs a break, I’m practically a teenager now! I would love to hang out with someone who also likes movies, laser tag, playing basketball, swimming, doing arts and crafts and going to the zoo. It would be great if we could do stuff on a Friday or Saturday night or on a weekend day. We could have so much fun!
Range of hours/week: 5-12 hours a week. Parent is flexible on amount of hours (can go up to full time) as well as with days of the week.
Wage range: $14.00/hr.
Zip code: 53714
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Heather Wittwer
Phone: 237-7630
Email:
hwittwer@fsrcdane.org  

Post #2
Child’s Age:
10 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. Family is looking for a fun, active, and reliable respite provider to work with their son. Their son enjoys going to libraries, going to carnivals, playing on his iPad, and swimming. Looking for someone studying/or has experience in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Education, Social Work, or another related field. Experience working with children with Autism is a plus. There are some personal cares that are required including help in the bathroom. This person must be comfortable with a large dog. Expenses for recreation and travel will be reimbursed.
Range of hours/week: Roughly 35-40 hours/week this summer. Additionally this family is looking for someone with weekend availability, including Friday or Saturday nights on occasion. Hours range from 5-10 per weekend.
Wage range: $12.50/hour
Zip code: 53562
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #3
Child’s Age: 19 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. A family in DeForest is looking for a caring person to work with their 19-year old daughter as a respite provider and/or personal care worker. This young woman is interested in cooking shows, going online, and spending time in nature. She is friendly, witty, and fun to be around. A background in direct care for adults or children is preferred, as this woman requires assistance for some of her personal cares. These cares would include assistance with transfers from a wheelchair to a bed, toilet, or bath, assistance in bathing and dressing, and assistance in light cleaning tasks. Training for these tasks and any others will be provided. A car is required for this job as DeForest is not served by any Madison bus lines.
Range of hours/week: 3-9pm Monday – Friday, and some Saturdays & Sundays if available
Wage range: $13.00/hour
Zip code: 53532
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Jarrid Heim
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
jheim@fsrcdane.org

Post #4
Child’s Age:
8 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. We are looking for an energetic and creative person to spend summertime hours   with an 8 year old boy who has Autism. He enjoys the outdoors, is very curious about nature and how things work (budding engineer). He is a good reader, has a great sense of humor, and is quick on his feet.
Position requires someone who is understanding and patient, and has experience caring for children who have special needs. This job also requires someone who can be consistent with limit setting, reliable, take initiative, and be FUN.
Range of hours/week: Hours are flexible. This could be a 25-30 hour a week position! Ideally, we are looking for someone who can support him in a summer camp environment and provide some weekend respite care. If summer camp enrollment is not an option, the position would be to provide community based respite during the day.
Wage range: Hourly wage $15.50 to start, with reimbursement for transportation and community expenses.
Zip code: 53717, Family lives on the west side of Madison near West Towne Mall.
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Lauren Meyers
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
lmeyers@fsrcdane.org

Post #5
Child’s Age: 9 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. I am looking for an individual to provide respite care for my 9 year old son who has mild cerebral palsy. Qualifications include: at least 2 years of experience in taking care of children, energetic, positive, patient, flexible, able to submit 3 professional references, interested in playing at the park, reliable transportation for community outings, engaging and motivated to interact. A non-smoker is preferred.  
Long-term employment is preferred but limited-term position is okay too. Applicant should also be willing to apply with Fiscal Assistance of Dane County, located at 124 West Holum Street, DeForest, WI 53532, #608.846.7058, which is the agency that will coordinate the training and payment for respite care. If you are interested or have any questions, please email me. Thank you!
Range of hours/week: Hours may vary (part-time; 0-10 hours per week), daytimes and an occasional Saturday or Sunday.
Wage range: The hourly rate is $11-13 depending upon experience.  
Zip code: 53716
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Kimberly
Phone: 262-993-2294
Email:
kgorichanaz@outlook.com

Post #6
Child’s Age:
9 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. Family looking for occasional respite care for outings with an awesome nine year old little girl with autism who loves swimming, the pet store, Eugster’s farm and the zoo. Great experience for student or professional in Speech, OT or special education field. Availability a few afternoon hours on a weekend day at least once/twice a month is desired. Respite care can be done by multiple providers, but establishing a relationship is key.
Range of hours/week: Weekend availability (Saturday or Sunday) for 4-5 hours per day; start time is flexible. Once established, a couple of weeknights could be added if more hours are desired.
Wage range: Starting rate is $12.50 for respite
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Celsa Rodriguez, MSW
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
crodriguez@fsrcdane.org

Post #7
Child’s Age:
12 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. Family in Waunakee is currently seeking an upbeat person to provide positive companionship and respite care services for their 12 year old son.  This delightful young gentleman is in immediate need of a respite worker for a few hours a week.  The worker should be someone who is reliable, good-humored and comfortable working with children in every day needs.  Experience working with individuals with disability is ideal and parents will train providers if necessary.  Family is looking for someone who is able to commit for a period of time.  Qualified provider(s) should be reliable and mature.  This is an awesome opportunity to spend time with a great young man!
Range of hours/week: Looking for approximately 5 hours per week.  Hours may increase in the summer. 
Wage range: $12.50 to $14.00 based on experience.
Zip code: 53597
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: MaiSee Thao
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
mthao@fsrcdane.org

Post #8
Child’s Age: 8 & 17 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. Two sisters with special needs, both wear diapers and need help with changing.  Both have very little verbal communication but enjoy having books read to them, watching videos, playing games, going outside and on outings in the community.  Older child has frequent seizures and must be monitored to prevent falls.  Basic knowledge of Spanish preferred.  There is a small dog in the home.
Range of hours/week: 10-12/week, after school and on weekends
Wage range: $14-16/hour depending on experience
Zip code: 53718
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes, but there is not a direct route to the home.
Contact: Ann Junkin
Phone: 237-7644
Email:
ajunkin@fsrcdane.org

Post #9
Child’s Age: 12 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. Seizure recognition and emergency treatment if needed (training provided)
Occasional monitoring for respiratory complications
Range of hours/week: 10-20
Respite and Personal Care workers are needed
Wage range: $13.29 plus mileage reimbursement
Zip code: 53528
Car needed? Yes, Family lives close to downtown Cross Plains
Access to busline? No
Contact: Lauren Meyers
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
lmeyers@fsrcdane.org

Post #10
Child’s Age: 13 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. Child has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Provider will need to be able to assist with transfers and lift 50 pounds. Spanish speaking is a plus.
Range of hours/week: 10-15
Wage range: $12.50/hour
Zip code: 53714
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Ann Junkin
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
ajunkin@fsrcdane.org

Post #11
Child’s Age:
10 Gender: Female
Special care needs?  Yes. This child will need play time and individual attention in regard to her Down Syndrome, and she needs help staying focused on activities. Spanish speaking is a plus.
Range of hours/week: 10-15
Wage range: $12.50/hour
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? Preferred
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Ann Junkin
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
ajunkin@fsrcdane.org

Post #12
Child’s Age: 13 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. I am looking for a caring and energetic after-school caregiver for a 12-year-old boy. Respite care would occur 3-4 days/week on weekdays from 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Duties include meeting his bus, giving him a drink/supper, and hanging out with him until family arrives home from work. He needs total assistance with daily living activities. He is a sweet and charming boy!
This would be a great opportunity for anyone working toward a degree in Special Education, OT/PT, Rehab Psych, Nursing, etc. This family would also like help on weeknights/weekends occasionally if you're interested in more hours. 
If interested, please contact me at kyanke@fsrcdane.org or by phone at 608-237-7630. Thank you.
Range of hours/week: 6-10 hours/week on weekdays and/or occasional weekend hours
Wage range: $12.90/hr.
Zip code: 53575
Car needed? Need to be able to provide own transportation to location of home.
Access to busline? No
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #13
Child’s Age: 6 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. East side family looking for before school childcare. We have a wonderful six-year-old boy who has Down syndrome who needs some assistance with getting ready before school in the mornings. We are looking for somebody to come to our house at 7 AM finish getting him and his brother ready for school and then walk them up to the school to drop them off. His brother is eight years old and delightful and will keep you occupied with creative activities. The position would require you being hired by Community Living Alliance as a personal care worker and then we would pay you additional money for taking care of his brother. We are looking for someone with childcare experience, preferably with kids with special needs. Hours are Mon - Fri 7 am to 8:30am, with possibility of occasional weekend or evening hours if desired.
Range of hours/week: 7-10 hours per week
Wage range: Starting wage for CLA is $11.47/hour
Zip code: 53716 (Cottage Grove Rd and Acewood Blvd)
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Celsa Rodriguez, MSW
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
crodriguez@fsrcdane.org

Post #14
Child’s Age:
8 Gender: Male
Special care needs? No. We are looking for an energetic respite provider for a well-behaved 8 year-old who is high functioning.   He is very communicative and has received praise from school for his courtesy despite his social diffidence and shyness caused by his Autism. We are seeking someone very friendly, active, and kind, to take him under their wing and introduce him to fun activities. Whether it is sports, visits to the library or museum, or just playing board games, reading books or watching children's programs on TV, we want him to engage in life outside of his small family and be exposed to new people and life experiences. Please send your resume with contact information and references to the email address below for consideration.
Range of hours/week: The hours available are 4 to 8 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 3 to 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Extra hours may be available in the summer, if desired.  Flexible schedule.
Wage range: $11.66/hour
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? It is a .5 mile walk (9 minutes) from the nearest bus stop at Watts & High Point Rd.
Contact: Deepti
Phone: (608) 836-6344
Email:
minaal.s@gmail.com

Post #15
Child’s Age:
4 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. We are in search of a responsible, patient person to care for our 3 children - almost 7, almost 5, and 2.5. Our middle daughter has Down Syndrome and a complex medical history, including a g-tube. Experience with children with special needs and some basic knowledge of sign language and other communication modalities (NovaChat, etc) preferred. Great position for a speech, OT, or PT student looking for some experience and extra cash. Candidate will be paid directly through Fiscal Assistance, Inc. for working with middle child. Parents will pay difference to work with siblings.
Please email with your interest and relevant qualifications/experience. Please indicate whether you are available for the weekday or weekend position, or both.
Range of hours/week: -One weekday per week: 2-5 pm (time and day of the week are flexible)
-Saturday or Sunday afternoon/evening, 2-3 times per month, 3-7 pm (time and day of the week is flexible)
Wage range: $12-$12.50/hour depending on qualifications, paid by Fiscal Assistance, Inc. Total wage, with sibs, will be discussed with the family. 
Zip code:
53719
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Celsa Rodriguez, MSW
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: crodriguez@fsrcdane.org

Post #16
Child’s Age:
18 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Family is looking for a fun, active, and adventurous respite provider to work with an 18 year old female. Their daughter loves being active, going for walks around the community, hiking, and swimming. She also enjoys going for car rides. The family is looking for someone who enjoys driving, has a reliable car, and clean driving record. Family is looking for a special person to help her explore the community and could even run some personal errands, as this young adult loves to help with these things. Looking for someone studying/or has experience in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Education, Social Work, or another related field. 
Range of hours/week: Family is looking for someone for weekend availability, preferably in the mornings but can be flexible. Hours range from 4-6/weekend. There is a possibility of weekday hours being offered.
Wage range: $12
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Josh Davidson (family’s case manager)
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #17
Child’s Age: 8 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Yes. Seeking RN’s to provide nursing care to a social, engaging, and loving 8-year-old in a beautiful home on the east side of Madison.  We are a friendly, flexible, well-organized family in search of team-oriented RN’s to work:  Monday – Friday, 2:30pm-7:00pm with the possibility of extended hours from 7:00am – 7:00pm.  Weekends hours are a possibility.  Seeking candidates who can commit to at least 2-3 days/week.  Prior experience with in-home nursing care a plus.  Must be Pediatric, Vent, and CPR certified.  Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.  Serious candidates please contact Cavi at 608-347-5034.
Range of hours/week: 2:30pm – 7:00pm, Mon – Fri; Weekends flexible
Wage range: Current Medicaid Private Duty RN Rate
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email:
apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #18
Child’s Age: 15 Gender: Male
Special care needs? No. We are seeking a tutor/respite provider to support our 10th grader with autism after school for general care and to help him complete his homework assignments.  Duties would include meeting him at our home, preparing simple meals, gathering his assignments, and helping him complete them.  Strong academic skills are essential.  Available shifts (which may be filled by more than one provider) would occur between 3:30 and 7 pm weekdays and flexible times on weekends.  Average hours per week = 10.  Shifts will take place at our home on the near East side approximately 2 miles from UW campus, located on a bus route and bicycle trail.
Range of hours/week: Looking for approximately 10 hours per week. 
Wage range: $12.50 to $14.00 based on experience.
Zip code: 53711
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: MaiSee Thao
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
MThao@fsrcdane.org

Post #19
Child’s Age:
11 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. I am looking for someone to work with my daughter in the mornins and afternoons when she gets back from summer school. She likes to read books, sing, dance, going to the park, and enjoys going out to eat. Provider must sign up with Community Living Alliance and Fiscal Assistance. Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred.
Range of hours/week: Monday-Friday: 6:30am-8am (to help her get ready for school) and Mon-Friday: 10:30am-4pm (meet her at home when bus drops her off from school)
Wage range: FA wage: starting at $12/hour and CLA wage: $11.66/hour
Zip code: 53713
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Celsa Rodriguez, MSW
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
crodriguez@fsrcdane.org

Post #20
Child’s Age: 11 Gender: Female
Special care needs? Yes. Looking for a provider or two to support an amazing young girl with cerebral palsy during the summer and after school in the fall. She is delightful, engaging, and loves to spend time outside riding her bicycle. She is an amazing little girl who enjoys laughing, watching television, and being entertained by others. Kiana needs respite and personal care provider(s). Kiana currently is approved for up to 8.25 hours of personal care per day through Community Living Alliance, but the hours are flexible. Please feel free to contact me to discuss her needs if interested.
Range of hours/week: Summer M-F 8:00am-4:00pm, weekend hours also available
Fall-3:00pm-6:00 or 7:00pm, weekend hours also available
Wage range: $11.66-$13.00/hour
Zip code: 53711
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes, it’s a 3 minute walk from the corner of Seminole and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Contact: Lorraine
Phone: 608-577-2739
Email: lnarvaez90@gmail.com

Post #21
Child’s Age: 8 Gender: Male
Special care needs? I am looking for an individual or two to provide respite and personal care services in Madison (soon moving to Monona) for my son with special needs. Qualifications include: experience in taking care of children, energetic, positive, patient, flexible, able to submit 3 professional references, reliable transportation (preferred), engaging and motivated to interact. He needs help with personal cares including but not limited to: brushing teeth, help using the toilet, getting dressed and cleaned up after meals. An applicant should be willing to apply with Fiscal Assistance of Dane County, which is the agency that will coordinate the background check and payment for respite care, in addition to Community Living Alliance, the agency that will coordinate personal care services training and payment. An applicant will need to pass the screening process which includes a criminal history and employment history check. An applicant must have at least one year of continuous employment with the same employer, within the last two years to be considered for the job.
Range of hours/week: Hours are part-time and at minimum, would be: Mondays 6-8:30pm, Wednesdays 3:30-6pm and some Fridays 6pm-midnight. There will be opportunities for additional hours on a flexible basis.
Wage range: The hourly rate is $11.66 for respite and slightly less for personal cares.
Zip code: 53713
Car needed? Yes
Contact: Kim
Email: kgorichanaz@yahoo.com

Post #22
Child’s Age: 16 Gender: Female
Special care needs? No. Do you like Nintendo games? Smash Bros? Game Grumps? Anime? Manga? I'm a sixteen year old homeschooled girl with high functioning autism, who is looking for someone to hang out with for 3-6 hours per week while my mom works. I also love drawing and animals. I like all those things, plus lots of other geeky things besides.  If you are geeky like me, it might be a great fit. Flexible schedule, mostly weekdays during the day.
Range of hours/week: Flexible daytime hours, M-F, 3-6 hours per week
Wage range: $11.66
Zip code: 53705
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Glenda Industrious
Phone: (608) 237-7642
Email: gindustrious@fsrcdane.org

Post #23
Child’s Age: 11 and 13 Gender: Boy and Girl (brother and sister)
Special care needs? Minimal assistance with dressing and toileting may be needed for both children. The girl has autism and behavior issues requiring extra supervision to make sure she does not wander away.  The boy has some developmental delays but is easier to work with. Spanish speakers are a plus!
Range of hours/week: Mon-Fri: 3-8pm, Sat: 8am-12pm and 12-3pm, Sun: 9am-1pm.
Wage range: $15/hour based on experience.  Time will be broken into shifts, with hours paid for one child at a time.
Zip code: 53711
Car needed? Yes, to take children on outings
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Family prefers to be contacted directly to set up interviews with interested persons. Please send resume and hours available to
pilarguzman22@yahoo.com

Post #24
Child’s Age: 14 Gender: Male
Special care needs? Eastside family looking for in home morning care giver and periodic week day respite provider for their middle school son with Autism.  Appreciative family who is hoping to find the right person to encourage and support their child during the busy morning hours!  Employment would be coordinated with Community Living Alliance (CLA). 
Range of hours/week: M-F 6:30-7:30am; periodic respite hours offered for afternoons/weekends if interested
Wage range: $11.09/hr. 
Zip code: 53716
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Ginger Ganser
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
gganser@fsrcdane.org

Post #25
Child’s Age:
13 Gender: M
Special care needs? Quiet child would like someone to play outside games with, go to movies or events and generally have someone to encourage him in his interests.  This young teen is easy-going and would enjoy spending time with someone who is also easy-going and willing to share their interests with him.  
Range of hours/week: Very flexible – schedule can be what fits with your schedule weeknights or weekends. 
Wage range: $12 plus mileage
Zip code: 53560 – ideal candidate would live in surrounding communities of Cross Plains/Sauk City/Black Earth
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Ginger Ganser
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
gganser@fsrcdane.org

Post #26
Child’s Age:Gender: Male
Special care needs? Delightful boy is in immediate need of a caregiver and respite worker for a variety of times.  Ideal provider would be someone who is reliable, good-humored and enjoys working with children in every day needs.  Job will include helping child get ready for school in am and if available, playing with him during weeknights/weekends. Experience in any one disability is not necessary, as parent will train providers.   Worker would be paid through both CLA and Fiscal Assistance. 
Range of hours/week: M-F 6:30-8:30am priority, plus some evening hours (T, Th, Fr, Sat, Sun 7-10pm open)
(open to hiring multiple providers to fill needs)
Wage range: $11-$12
Zip code: 53719 Verona Area School District
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Ginger Ganser
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
gganser@fsrcdane.org

 

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