Providing Care

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!

See Current Provider Opportunities Listed Below:

Post #1

Child’s Age: 4
Gender: Male
Special care needs?

Seeking a provider to do Friday night and weekend respite with a sweet and playful 4 year-old with autism who is verbal and needs some support with personal cares. He is very active and does well with new people who exhibit interest and enthusiasm for his preferred activities, which includes playing with cars, trains and large piece puzzles. He is supported by a close-knit loving family who will provide training and support until worker has established a strong rapport with their son. Family would prefer someone who has experience working with children on the spectrum, enjoys being physically active, and is reliable. The family is seeking someone willing to work in the Mazomanie area.
Range of hours/week: 3-6 hours per week.
Wage range: $12.00-$14.21
Zip code: 53560
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Andrea Traverse
Phone: 608-237-7643
Email: atraverse@fsrcdane.org

Post #2

Child’s Age: 8
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Parents are looking for one or more caregivers for their sweet 9-year-old son. He uses a wheelchair, has controlled seizures daily, and wears oxygen through a nasal canula. The family has a pet-free home on the far east side of Madison. Their son loves taking walks outside, reading books, massage, making silly noises, and anything related to music. Nursing, physician’s assistant, OT/PT/SLP, rehab, and respiratory therapy students highly encouraged to apply. No experience necessary — paid, on-the-job training provided by parents.
The household takes the COVID virus seriously. All caregivers in the household are vaccinated. It is important to parents that candidates are vaccinated and minimize contact with large groups and unvaccinated people whenever possible. Due to oxygen usage in the home, candidates must be non-smokers. Must be reliable, professional, honest, sincere, positive, and have a willingness to learn.
Please email your resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest, any previous experience working with people with disabilities, and availability to ahollander@fsrcdane.org
Range of hours/week: Hours needed are M, T, W, and F from 8:00 to 5:00 with the option to work Sat and Sun 1:00- 6:00. Parents would prefer someone who can do at least two of the shifts, but will work with people who can only do one day per week.
Wage range: $17.00 – $20.00/hr
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Ally Hollander
Phone: 608-237-7653
Email: ahollander@fsrcdane.org

Post #3

Child’s Age: 9
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family is seeking an active and reliable person to care for their unique and funny 9 year old on the high functioning Autism spectrum. The child enjoys basketball, playing outside, making Youtube videos, going on walks at Cherokee Marsh, playing video games, and taking care of animals. Family would prefer someone who has experience working with children on the spectrum, including someone that can be flexible to the child’s needs, but also firm when necessary. Mileage reimbursement could be provided to take child on outings.
Range of hours/week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays from 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Wage range: $13.00 – $14.00/hr
Zip code: 53711
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Andrea Traverse
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: atraverse@fsrcdane.org

Post #4

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Seeking a provider to do weekend respite with a sweet and playful 13-year-old with autism who is fully verbal and has high independence with personal cares.  Client does well with new people who exhibit interest and enthusiasm for his preferred activities which includes interactive/constructive toys, musical pursuits, and playing outside in the backyard.  Respite will include both sedentary and light physical activity.  Client is supported by a close-knit loving family who will provide thorough training and support until worker has established a strong rapport with their son.  Non-smoking household; includes pets.
Range of hours/week: Up to 5 hours/week; primary need is weekends with flexibility with hours.
Wage range: $13.00 – $14.00/hr
Zip code: 53589
Car needed? Preferred
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-515-4544
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #5

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Provide support for a 16-year-old young man with developmental disabilities in his home. He enjoys books, listening to music, and watching movies/tv shows.
Job duties include assistance with meal times, personal care (bathing, dressing, bathrooming) and other activities of daily living. Act as a mentor for the teen and encourage his independence. Work with a team of dedicated family members, professionals, and caregivers to enhance his quality of life.
Range of hours/week: Tuesdays: 2:00pm-10:00pm Wednesdays: 2:00pm-10:00pm ,  Saturdays: 6:00am-2:00pm and 2:00pm-10:00pm, and Sundays: 2:00pm-10:00pm
Wage range: $20.00
Zip code: 53523
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #6

Child’s Age: 8
Gender: Female
Special care needs?
Seeking respite provider to spend time with a gentle, playful girl of 8 years of age.  Respite may include the presence of client’s sweet siblings (who add to the energetic fun!) with focus of attention on client.  Respites may include interactive play at home, helping with daily living skills (such as preparing meal, providing light care assistance as needed), playing in family’s spacious backyard, or going for walks during warmer weather.  Client has verbal communication skills and requires light assistance with personal care tasks.  Family warmly welcomes new providers into their household and provides a supportive and loving work environment.  Family retains workers long-term and are in search of a new provider due to the pending departure of a long-time caregiver who will be changing careers soon.  Family will work with provider’s availability but are seeking consistent respite to maintain connection with their daughter.
Range of hours/week: M-F, 3p – early evening; Sat/Sun flexible hours
Wage range: $14.00
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-515-4544
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #7

Child’s Age: 15
Gender: Female
Special care needs?
Family is in search of skilled, mature respite provider who can provide support to their 15-year-old daughter with flexibility/needs on both weekdays and weekends. Client is a loving, patient with global developmental delays who needs support with activities of daily living, personal cares, and leisure/recreational activity. Client is a nonverbal communicator who uses primarily body language, gestures, and vocalizations to express herself. She enjoys music, looking at books, videos, and going for walks. Client is ambulatory with limited stamina and uses a mobility device for longer distances. Client is part of a very close-knit loving family who is primarily Spanish speaking. Household includes two adult siblings who are fully fluent in English; client understands both English and Spanish. Spanish speaking provider not required. Provider will have access to support from family as needed as one parent will often be home during respite.
Range of hours/week: Seeking help throughout the week/weekends and can work with provider availability.
Wage range: $14.00
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-515-4544
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #8

Child’s Age: 10
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Nolan is fun loving, charismatic boy diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome, Autism, ADHD as well as a vision and hearing impairment. He is non-verbal and is learning to use a AAC device and knows some sign language. He has a very silly personality, likes to be tickled and to tickle others while giggling. He loves getting hugs, drawing, playing with play doh and sidewalk chalk, and sledding to name a few of his favorite activities. He is tube fed and training will be provided. He is on a toileting schedule and wears pull ups. This would be a great opportunity for people going into fields such as speech and language, genetics, or special education. Parents are looking to hire a Personal Care Worker who can do respite as well. Please contact his Case Manager if you want to make a difference in Nolan’s life!
Range of hours/week: Personal care after school 3-5 or 5:30 and days off of school and respite on evenings and weekends.
Wage range: Personal Care worker rate of $12.70 will be paid through Community Living Alliance (up to 5 hours per day) and Respite rate will be $14.21/hr.
Zip code: 53534
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Heather Wittwer
Phone: 608-237-7648
Email: hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #9

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Female
Special care needs?
Looking for a respite provider to work with fun loving young woman with Cerebral Palsy. Need is mostly for evenings or date nights. She loves talking, crafts, baking, and writing. Applicants should be creative, patient, and fun. May need to assist with some activities of daily living.
Range of hours/week: 3-10 hours per week.
Wage range: $12-16/hr
Zip code: 53589
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Kaela Winter
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kwinter@fsrcdane.org

Post #10

Child’s Age: 12
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family is seeking an energetic, active person to care for their son who has Autism and anxiety on weekday evenings/ weekends. Some activities may include swimming, biking, and spending time outside. The child primarily communicates in short phrases or using an i-Pad. This is a great opportunity to gain work experience for individuals going into social work, special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy and related fields! The child needs assistance with personal cares, including toileting. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Range of hours/week: 10-20
Wage range: $14.08
Zip code: 53711
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #11

Child’s Age: 15
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Seeking a caregiver who would like to spend time with a young man with an intellectual disability and mood disorder on weekday evenings and weekends. An ideal caregiver would help the child participate in community activities and foster a sense of independence and self-worth. Activities include spending time outside and making art. Additionally, a caregiver would need to encourage the child to do what is expected of him around the house, including maintaining good personal hygiene and helping with chores. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Range of hours/week: 10/20
Wage range: $14.08
Zip code: 53597
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #12

Child’s Age: 4
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
The family is seeking a caregiver to provide respite for their child with Autism. Activities include spending time outside, going to parks, and playing Spiderman. An ideal candidate has experience with children with Autism and is energetic and active. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Range of hours/week: 10-20
Wage range: $10.56
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #13

Child’s Age: 12
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family is seeking a caregiver to work with their child on weekday evenings or weekends. The child has a physical disability and primarily communicates using an i-Pad. The child is very sweet and soft-spoken and enjoys spending time with his family and cats. He uses a walker and needs physical assistance with personal cares, including bathing and toileting. An ideal candidate would be very flexible and easygoing. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Range of hours/week: 10-20
Wage range: $14.08
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #14

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Female
Special care needs?
Family is seeking a caregiver to work with their teenage daughter with an intellectual disability on weekends. The family is looking for someone to help their daughter engage in her community and participate in fun activities such as yoga, horseback riding, and attending concerts. An ideal candidate would be flexible and upbeat. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Range of hours/week: 10-20
Wage range: $10.56
Zip code: 53593
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #15

Child’s Age: 7
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family is seeking a caregiver to work with their 7 year old son with an intellectual disability and ADHD. Activities include spending time outside and engaging in imaginative play. The family is looking for someone who is reliable to work with their child on weekday evenings and weekends. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Range of hours/week: 10-20
Wage range: $14.08
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #16

Child’s Age: 12
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Young man with autism in need of a respite provider several days per week during the summer with option to continue during the school year. Looking for an energetic, caring and patient provider. He is nonverbal but able to make his wants and needs known. Previous experience with individuals on the Autism Spectrum is a plus but not necessary.
Range of hours/week: 12-30 hours per week over the summer, 5-10 hours per week during the school year. Hours and days can be flexible.
Wage range: $15/hr
Zip code: 53562
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Kaela Winter
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kwinter@fsrcdane.org

Post #17

Child’s Age: 10
Gender: Male
Special care needs? We are looking for a fun, active, and energetic person to provide care for our 10-year-old son with developmental disabilities. He loves engaging in movement-based activities, playing outdoors, pretend cooking, and playing with toy figurines. He is energetic and requires a watchful eye. Experience providing support with limited communication skills and working with children with special needs is preferred. Applicants must be reliable, positive, and patient. Good experience for special/early childhood education, OT, and SLP students. Two professional references required. We are looking for a non-smoker who has reliable transportation to our house in Oregon. Hours are variable but will mostly consist of 2-4 hours a few afternoons a week with occasional opportunities on nights and weekends.
Range of hours/week: 4-8 hours/week (afternoons) with occasional night/weekend hours
Wage range: $14.21/hr
Zip code: 53575
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Julie Bump
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jbump@fsrcdane.org

Post #18

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is seeking energetic person to provide support for their engaging son who has autism. He is 13 years old and loves to play games, cook and watch SpongeBob. He has a good sense of humor. Family could help plan community activities and will be close if additional supports are needed. Good for person with experience or student pursuing Special Education, OT/PT, Rehab Psych, or Nursing.
Range of hours/week: Weekdays (flexible): One day/week (3:30pm-5:30); Weekends: Saturday or Sunday flexible with start time in morning or afternoon (3-4 hours)
Wage range: $14.00 – $15.00/hr
Zip code: 53714
Car needed? No
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #19

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? Parents are looking for a respite provider/mentor to spend time with their 16 year old daughter. She is engaging, fun, and is hoping to have someone to spend time with in the community and in her home. She enjoys swimming, watching movies and TV shows, and painting her nails. She does need to have boundaries set and rules be clear. This family lives in Oregon so provider would need their own transportation.
Range of hours/week:     10-20 hrs a week. Hours would be after school and/or weekends
Wage range: $14.00 – $15.00
Zip code: 53575
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Kari Mork
Phone: 608-237-7637
Email: kmork@fsrcdane.org