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: 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 #2

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 #3

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 #4

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 #5

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 #6

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 #7

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 #8

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 #9

Child’s Age: 6
Gender: Female
What are special care needs? We have been blessed with three young children ages 6 and under and are looking for respite for our 6 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: $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 #10

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 #11

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 #12

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 #13

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 #14

Child’s Age: 15
Gender: Male
What are special care needs? Hi! I am a loving, social guy with Cerebral Palsy, Partial Epilepsy, and a Vision Impairment. 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 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 #15

Child’s Age: 15
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:
$13-14hr
Zip code:
53575
Care needed?
Yes
Access to busline?
No
Contact:
Heather Wittwer
Phone:
608-237-7630
Email:
hwittwer@fsrcdane.org

Post #16

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