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: 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 #2

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 #3

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 #4

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 #5

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 #6

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 #7

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 #8

Child’s Age: 7
Gender: Male
Special care needs? Family living in the Sun Prairie area looking for a respite provider for their son. He loves walks outside, reading books, music, and making silly noises. He uses a wheelchair, has controlled seizures daily and requires oxygen. He has no functional movement and needs complete assistance with all aspects of his care. Providers need to be patient, caring, attentive, vigilant, and have experience with: daily living skill activities,  tube feeding/suctioning and positioning. If interested, parents would like to speak with you about your experience and availability and are willing to provide training.
Range of hours/week: M-F approximately 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Full time or part time.
Wage range: $14.08-$17.60
Zip code: 53590
Car needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Ally Hollander
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: ahollander@fsrcdane.org

Post #9

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 #10

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 bus line? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #11

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 bus line? No
Contact: Stephanie Bliaya
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: sbliaya@fsrcdane.org

Post #12

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 bus line? No
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #13

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 bus line? Yes
Contact: Kari Mork
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kmork@fsrcdane.org

Post #14

Child’s Age: 8
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 bus line? No
Contact: Julie Bump
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: jbump@fsrcdane.org

Post #15

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 bus line? Yes
Contact: Kevin Yanke
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: kyanke@fsrcdane.org

Post #16

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 bus line? No
Contact: Heather Wittwer
Phone: 608-237-7630
Email: hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #17

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 bus line? No
Contact: Kari Mork
Phone: 608-237-7637
Email: kmork@fsrcdane.org

Post #18

Child’s Age: 14
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is looking for an active and adventurous provider to provide respite to a kind 14-year-old teenage boy with autism who loves outdoor activity.  He has an avid interest for wilderness/survival skill learning (Boy Scouts like activity).  He is fully verbal and an engaging conversationalist.  Seeking weekend mentor-ship opportunities.  He will have lots of ideas to share as will his parents.  Warm, friendly family, non-smoking household in Sun Prairie; household includes large dog (service animal).
Range of hours/week:  Weekend hours, vary
Wage Range: $13.00/hr
Zip code: 53590
Car Needed? Yes
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: Apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #19

Child’s Age: 14
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is seeking an energetic provider for occasional respite care during the week with a sweet and affectionate 15-year-old teenage boy with autism and a cognitive disability on the west side of Madison.  He has minimal speech and uses augmentative communication and expresses himself with body language and vocalizations.  Respite activities may include reading books, watching movies, going for walks, car rides, simple interactive play; light personal care tasks involved.  He lives with a loving family who value and respect providers.  Non-smoking household with pets.
Range of hours/week: Respite needs occur on weekdays 3:30pm-9:00pm, and weekends (all day) with varying hours based upon family need.
Wage Range: $13.00+/hr, depending on experience. Mileage reimbursement avail for transit during respite.
Zip code: 53519
Car Needed? Preferred, not required
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: Apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #20

Child’s Age: 6
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? Family is in need of a responsible and caring provider to care for their almost 7-year-old daughter with special needs.  Parents are hoping to have weekend “date nights,” twice per month.  She is a very sweet, easygoing girl who enjoys music and attention.  Respite to occur at her home; comfort with personal care assistance tasks required.  Parents to provide training.  Casual, non-smoking household in that includes both pets.
Range of hours/week: Weekend evenings (TBD); approx. 10 hours/month
Wage Range: $13.00/hr
Zip code: 53589
Car Needed? No, but site is not on bus line
Access to bus line? No
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: Apolka@fsrcdane.org

Post #21

Child’s Age: 16
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Family is seeking kind provider to spend time with an amazing 16-year-old young man with autism.  He is active with competitive swimming, loves UW sporting events, hockey, science fiction movies, tracking the weather, playing the cello, and spending time with his guinea pig.  He is fully verbal and loves to talk with a contagious enthusiasm.  Respite may include supporting him at home, going out to sporting events, physical activity, or potentially supporting him explore new interests.  Very minimal personal care assistance needed; non-smoking household that includes pets
Range of hours/week: Weekend respite; hours may vary with increased need during summer months
Wage Range: $13/hr with possibility of increase with longevity
Zip code: 53716
Car Needed? Preferred
Access to bus line? Yes
Contact: Amy Polka
Phone: 608-237-7645
Email: Apolka@fsrcdane.org