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: 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 busline? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #2

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 busline? No
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #3

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 busline? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #4

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 busline? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #5

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 busline? Yes
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #6

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 busline? No
Contact: Brooke Schappe
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email:
bschappe@fsrcdane.org

Post #7

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family is looking for a fun, active, and reliable respite provider to work with their 13 year old son in the Madison area. He is creative, and enjoys computers and technology, and is also very active. Family is 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. Looking for care on weekday afternoons/evenings and weekends. Mileage reimbursement is available. Will need to pass a background check.
Range of hours/week: 6-10
Wage range: $13-$14 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 #8

Child’s Age: 11
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family is looking for a fun, active, and reliable respite provider to spend time with their 11 year old son in the Sun Prairie area. Their son enjoys playing with Legos, video games, and swimming; he would love a friend to join him. 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. Mileage reimbursement available.
Range of hours/week: 10-15 hours/month
Wage range: $14.08/hr
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline?
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #9

Child’s Age: 6
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Seeking reliable, overnight caregiver. Person is needed two nights per week on a rotating schedule (Wednesday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday) from 9:40pm-6:40am. Child should be asleep by the time caregiver arrives, and the caregiver can sleep throughout the night. Child may crawl into bed with caregiver in the middle of the night. He takes himself to the bathroom independently and may ask to watch television if he wakes up in the morning.
Range of hours/week: 18 hours/week
Wage range: $50/night
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? No
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #10

Child’s Age: 7
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Family living in the Sun Prairie area looking for a LPN or RN for their son. He uses a wheelchair and has controlled seizures daily, and requires oxygen. Their son loves walks outside, reading books, anything related to music, and making silly noises. If interested, parents would like to speak with you about your experience and availability.
Range of hours/week: M-F approximately 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Full time or part time.
Wage range: Providers are paid through Maxim Healthcare Services Wisconsin
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Ally Hollander
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: ahollander@fsrcdane.org

Post #11

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 busline? No
Contact: Kaela Winter
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kwinter@fsrcdane.org

Post #12

Child’s Age: 17
Gender: Male
Special care needs?
Young man in need of a respite provider several days per week during the summer. He is easy going and enjoys going to the park, watching movies, and riding his bike. He is nonverbal but communicates with typing, technology or sign language. Looking for someone who is patient, engaging and caring. Some medical experience would be a plus not necessary, all training will be provided.
Range of hours/week: 16-32 hours per week over the summer. 8am-4pm two to four days per week.
Wage range: $14/hr
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? Not necessary, but reimbursement could be provided if used to go on outings.
Access to busline? No
Contact: Kaela Winter
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kwinter@fsrcdane.org

Post #13

Child’s Age: 10 & 13
Gender: Both Male
Special care needs?
Family is seeking energetic person to provide support for their engaging 10 and 13 year old sons who have autism. Both love being active in the community, games, and learning and exploring new things. The family is looking for someone that can help them grow language and functional skills, accessing community activities, and support with social/daily living skills. Those who have speech therapy, psychology, education, related skills, or experience working with children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Mileage reimbursement available.
Range of hours/week: Up to 30hrs/week
Wage range: $16.50/hr
Zip code: 53704
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #14

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
Special care needs? Family is looking for a caregiver for their 13 year old son who has Autism and ADHD, and lives in the Middleton area. Their son enjoys going to libraries, going to carnivals, playing on his iPad, and swimming. Ideal match: responsible, active, reliable, good with dogs (two golden retrievers), non-smoking, cooks, and has own transportation and can transport to/from therapy, which is close to family’s home (reimbursement available). Prior experience and knowledge of Autism is strongly preferred.
Range of hours/week: 40hrs/week this summer
Wage range: $13-$16/hr
Zip code: 53562
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #15

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
Special care needs? Seeking an energetic and patient provider for afternoon/weekend respite care.  Activities may include reading books, watching movies, going for walks, bike rides, car rides, with some personal are tasks involved.  Child is a non-verbal communicator but expressive with his body language.
Range of hours/week: After school, Weekends; 1-2 days/week.
Wage range: $15+ depending on experience and skill set
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? Preferred
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #16

Child’s Age: 9
Gender: Female
Special care needs? Family is seeking energetic person to provide support for their engaging 9 year old daughter who has autism. She loves being around adults and enjoys exploring her environment. The family is interested in having help with accessing community activities and support with social/daily living skills. Those who have experience working with children with special needs are encouraged to apply.
Range of hours/week: M-F 3:30pm to 9pm; Sat-Sun 8am to 9pm
Wage range: $13.00/hr
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Stephanie Bliaya
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: sbliaya@fsrcdane.org

Post #17

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Male
Special care needs? We are searching for a compassionate Caregiver to work with an energetic 16 year old young man in his home by providing support with daily living tasks that may include any of the following assistance with meals, mobility, appointments, personal care and leisure activities.
This would be a great opportunity for anyone working towards a degree in Special Education, OT/PT, Rehab Psych, Nursing, etc.
Range of hours/week: Weekdays: Afternoons (3:30pm-7:45pm); Weekends: Morning (8am-1pm)
Wage range: $13.00/hr
Zip code: 53558
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #18

Child’s Age:
14 and 15
Gender: Male and Female
What are special care needs? Looking for a provider to have fun with fashionista 15-year-old girl with autism at home & in the community. Respite duties include going to fun places, transporting to piano and swimming classes and assisting with homework. Care-giving duties would be shared across 15-year-old girl and 14-year-old brother with ADD and include helping the kids with evening routines. Will need to pass a background check.
Range of hours/week: Respite T/W/F 7:00pm-9:00pm & Th/Sat/Sun 5:30pm-8:30pm  Care-giving: T 4:30pm-6:30pm, W 5:30pm-7:30pm, F 7:00pm-9:00pm
Wage range: Respite: $16.50/hour, Care-giving: $13.20/hour and a little more on weekends.
Zip code: 53711
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Julie Bump
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jbump@fsrcdane.org

Post #19

Child’s Age: 11
Gender: Male
Special care needs? Parents are looking for a respite provider/mentor to spend time with their 11-year-old son. He is engaging, fun, and hoping to have someone to spend time in the community and at home. He enjoys swimming, using his tablet, film making and basketball among other things. This could be a great fit for those with interests in SLP, OT, PT, Social Work, special education, early childhood, or other related field. Experience working with children who have Autism is a plus.
Range of hours/week: Family is looking for summer of 2019 and care on the following days: 18, 22, 25-29; April 26; May 24
Wage range: $13-$16/hr depending on experience plus mileage reimbursement
Zip code: 53714
Car needed? Preferred
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Josh Davidson
Phone: 608-237-7640
Email: jdavidson@fsrcdane.org

Post #20

Child’s Age: 13
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Seeking an energetic and patient provider for afternoon/weekend respite care.  Activities may include reading books, watching movies, going for walks, bike rides, car rides, with some personal are tasks involved.  Child is a non-verbal communicator but expressive with his body language.
Range of hours/week: Afterschool, Weekends; 1-2 days/week.
Wage range: $15+ depending on experience and skillset
Zip code: 53719
Car needed? Preferred
Access to busline? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #21

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. 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: $13/hr
Zip code: 53575
Car needed? Yes
Access to busline? No
Contact: Julie Bump
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jbump@fsrcdane.org

Post #22

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 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: $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 #23

Child’s Age: 8
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? We have been blessed with three young children ages 8 and under and are looking for respite for our 8 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She is active, and loves to play and learn new things. Indoors she enjoys drawing and watching movies.  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. 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: $14.08, 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 #24

Child’s Age: 14
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? Parents are looking for a respite provider/mentor to spend time with their 13 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 busline? No
Contact: Kari Mork
Phone: 608-237-7637
Email: kmork@fsrcdane.org

Post #25

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 M from 1:45pm-5pm and F 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 #26

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 #27

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? I am a teenage 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:
$14.08/hr
Zip code:
53575
Care needed?
Yes
Access to busline?
No
Contact:
Heather Wittwer
Phone:
608-237-7630
Email:
hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #28

Child’s Age: 8
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Position entails transporting an adorable 8 year old with Down Syndrome and Autism to and from school. 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. Must own a vehicle, have a good driving record, proof of insurance, three prior professional/work references and have prior experience working with children. To apply, please send resume and 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 #29

Child’s Age: 14
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is looking for an outstanding/dependable individual to take care of their 14-year-old son in their home after school. He has Cerebral Palsy and uses a power wheelchair. He is a typical 14-yr-old, except that his leg and arm muscles do not work like other kids. He needs some special assistance. Looking for someone who is active and outgoing with a positive outlook. The family lives in Waunakee, their sub-division has a beautiful pool that their kids love and a huge park across the street. They also have a wonderful Portuguese water dog with a lot of energy. Please contact the case manager if you are interested in this position.
Range of hours/week:  Hours may vary, looking for after school hours week days, possibly some weekend hours
Wage Range: $14.08/hr
Zip code: 53597
Contact: Maisee Thao
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: MThao@fsrcdane.org