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: 17
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family looking for caregiver/respite provider for very easy going 17-year-old boy with Down Syndrome Approximately 35 hours a month. Must be willing to learn about type one diabetes and celiac disease. Prefer someone who can also drive him to activities.
Range of hours/week: Up to 35 hours a month. Prefer that someone is available every Wednesday evening and every other Friday evening.
Wage range: $14/hr
Zip code: 53527
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Heather Wittwer
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:  hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #2

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Seeking an energetic worker for afternoons or weekends to read books, watch movies, listen to music, go for walks, bike ride, swing, and take relaxing car rides. Some personal care tasks involved.
Range of hours/week: 1-2 days per week of either afterschool or weekend hours.
Wage range: $13-15.00 depending on experience and skillset
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #3

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is seeking energetic person to provide support for their engaging son who has autism. He is a 13 year old young man who loves to play games, cook and watch SpongeBob. He has a good sense of humor. Family is extremely supportive and could help plan activities and will be close if additional supports are needed. Activities may include help accessing community activities and support with social/daily living skills. 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: $13.00/hr
Zip code: 53714
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #4

Child’s Age: 6
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? We have been blessed with three young children ages 6 and under. We are looking for respite for our 6 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She is very active, and loves to play and learn new things. Indoors she enjoys drawing and watching movies. Are you able to come for a few hours after school, watch her to allow a date night, or maybe take local trips with the family and provide an extra hand? We are willing to increase the pay if you occasionally watch one or both siblings. Our family lives between Marshall and Deerfield so provider would need own transportation to get to our home. If you have a lot of patience, abundant energy and a zest for life, we would like to get to know you.
Range of hours/week: 10 hrs per week. Hours would be after school.
Wage Range: $13.00, additional if watching sibling(s)
Zip code: 53559
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Heather Wittwer
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #5

Child’s Age: 14
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? Parents are looking for a respite provider/mentor to spend time with their 13yr 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 a provider would need their own transportation.
Range of hours/week:      10-20 hrs a week. Hours would be afterschool and/or weekends
Wage range: $14.00 – $15.00
Zip code: 53575
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Kari Mork
Phone: 608-237-7637
Email: kmork@fsrcdane.org

Post #6

Child’s Age: 11
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is looking for a fun, active, and reliable respite provider to work with their 11 year old son in the Madison area. He enjoys computers and technology, but is also very active. Family is looking for someone studying/or has experience in OT, PT, Special Education, Social Work, or another related field. Experience working with children with Autism is a plus. Looking for care on Mondays from 1:45pm-5pm and Fridays from 2:30pm-5pm. Mileage reimbursement is available. Will need to pass a background check.
Range of hours/week: Roughly 6 hours/week.
Wage range: $13-$14/hr depending on experience
Zip code: 53713
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #7

Child’s Age: 7
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is looking for a fun, active, and reliable respite provider to work with their almost 8 year old son in the Cambridge area. He loves being outside going to parks, the zoo, bike rides, and on walks. Looking for someone studying/or has experience in OT, PT, Special Education, Social Work, or another related field. Experience working with children with Autism is a plus. A car is needed for this job. Mileage reimbursement is available. Family is looking for someone with weekend availability, but hours are flexible. They are also looking for someone from 4pm-7pm one to two days per week beginning in September. Weekend availability is the biggest priority.
Range of hours/week: Roughly 10-15 hours/week.
Wage range: $13.00-$13.50/hour
Zip code: 53523
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #8

Child’s Age: 14
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? 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. Providers will be approved through Community Living Alliance to provide personal cares, as well as approved for respite care through United Cerebral Palsy.
Range of hours/week:      10-15
Wage range: $13.00/hour
Zip code: 53714
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Ann Junkin
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: ajunkin@fsrcdane.org

Post #9

Child’s Age: 12
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? This child will need play time and individual attention in regard to her Down Syndrome. She needs help staying focused on activities. Spanish speaking is a plus. Family is registered for respite care through United Cerebral Palsy of Dane County. Providers will also be approved by UCP.
Range of hours/week:      10-15
Wage range: $13.00/hour
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? Preferred
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Ann Junkin
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: ajunkin@fsrcdane.org

Post #10

Child’s Age: 15
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? We are seeking a tutor/respite provider to support our 10th grader with autism after school for general care and completion of 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. Care will take place at our near east side home 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: $13.00 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 #11

Child’s Age: 17
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Looking for an energetic individual to support an active 16-year-old with Autism who lives in the Verona area. Respite may occur in the home or community and may include transporting client. Client has communication delays and uses augmentative communication. He is part of an organized, loving family that has an appreciation for reliable workers. Applicants of all availabilities encouraged to apply!
Range of hours/week: M – F 4:30p-9p; Sat/Sun (hours open)
Wage range: $14+ (depending on skillset with possible increase with longevity)
Zip code: 53593
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #12

Child’s Age: 15
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Hi! I am a loving, social guy (yeah, I’m a teenager, but don’t let that scare you!) whose been told I have Cerebral Palsy, Partial Epilepsy, and a Vision Impairment. But, hey, I’m just Skylar. It would be really awesome if I could hang out with someone while my mom worked or when my family needs a break. I like to laugh and be goofy and we would have a blast! So if this sounds like a good fit for you, contact my case manager (who wrote this awesome ad), and let’s make this happen! Thanks for your time! Skylar
Range of hours/week:        5-15hrs/week; more hours available if needed
Wage range: $14-15/hr for respite time; up to $12.50 for personal care time
Zip code: 53508
Care needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Heather Wittwer
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #13

Child’s Age: 15
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? I am a teenaged boy who has Autism and Anxiety. I love to go to movies, play Minecraft, find places on Google Earth, help my mom bake, go out to eat and go swimming. I am one of 3 teenagers in my house. For some reason, my parents want a break from me sometimes-what?! That doesn’t even make sense! Anyway, it would be really cool to hang out with someone and have some fun!
Range of hours/week: 
5-15 hrs/wk-very flexible with times and hours
Wage range:
$13-14hr
Zip code:
53575
Care needed?
Yes
Access to busline?
No
Contact:
Heather Wittwer
Phone:
608-237-7630
Email:
hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #14

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Looking for a responsible and reliable after-school caregiver for our 13 year old son with a physical disability. Hours would be 4-6 pm Monday – Friday. Duties would include: assisting him off of the bus and into the house, helping with homework, assisting with a snack and clean up, transferring as needed. Please contact Chris at 715.379.2065 or ctneitzel@charter.net with any interest.
Range of hours/week: 
10 hours a week
Wage range:
$13.00-$15.00
Zip code:
53597
Car needed?
Yes
Access to busline?
N/A
Contact: 
MaiSee Thao
Phone:
608-237-7630
Email:
mthao@fsrcdane.org

Post #15

Child’s Age: 8
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Assistance with transportation for an adorable eight year old with Down syndrome and autism. Position entails transporting the child to and from school, with door-to-door assistance. This child uses an electronic AAC system to communicate, and the position will include paid training to communicate using the system. This could be a great fit for those with interests in SLP, OT, PT, SW, special education, early childhood, or related. Home is in Eagle Heights, school is in Monona. Mileage reimbursement provided. HS/GED required. Some relevant coursework and/or prior professional experience with children preferred. Must own a vehicle, have a good driving record, proof of insurance, and three prior professional/work references. Must have prior experience with children. To apply please send a resume and contact information for three prior work/professional references to glas0188@umn.edu. Additional questions welcome.
Range of hours/week:  Specific hours – weekday mornings 7am – 8am, And/Or Weekday afternoons (Mon: 1pm – 2pm, Tues-Fri: 2:30 – 3:30pm)
Wage range: $16/hr plus mileage reimbursement, and supplemental paid training opportunities
Zip code: 53705
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #15

Child’s Age: 5
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is seeking energetic person to provide support for their engaging son who has Down syndrome. Searching for an aide to support their child in an afterschool program in Middleton. You will be required to support the child with all personal care needs while the child is in the afterschool program. Family needs support immediately. Please contact case manager if you are interested in the position. Will start immediately, if hired.
Range of hours/week: 2:30 – 4:45 (5:00) Monday through Friday
Wage range: 13.00-15.00
Zip code: 53562
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: MaiSee Thao
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: mthao@fsrcdane.org

Post #16

Child’s Age: 7
Gender: Male
Special care needs? We are looking for a fun, active, and energetic person to provide care for our 7-year-old son with developmental disabilities. Our son 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. Experience with child care required. 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: $13/hr
Zip code: 53575
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Julie Bump
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jbump@fsrcdane.org