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US-CO-Colorado Springs - 80916
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Special Kids Special Families (a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Colorado Springs, CO) is seeking interested candidates who are willing to become Crisis Respite Care Providers for children and/or adults who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis; and are needing a break from their own home setting. This specific program is in partnership with Beacon Health Options and the Colorado Crisis Services to develop home settings with the ability to provide for the necessary care of an individual. Your assistance with providing respite may mean a child or adult will not be involved in a family disruption, experience abuse or go into a treatment facility.
We are looking for providers who can care for HIGH needs children and/or adults that require supervision and participate in a team approach to ensure that the person in need receives services. Respite will be performed in your home. The background of the individuals in need may be a developmental disability, dual diagnosis, physical or cognitive disability, social and/or emotional challenges. Some individuals may have experienced trauma, may need time away from an escalating situation or are being discharged from a hospital facility but not yet ready to return home. Compensation is available and based on level of care - up to $85/day.

Basic Requirements for Crisis Respite Care Providers:

Professional skills and demeanor
Attend multiple and ongoing trainings provided by Special Kids Special Families
Willing to have a background check with everyone in the household
Willing to provide a safe, stable & nurturing home / respite provided in your home
Home must meet health & safety standards / administer home inspection
Ability to relate to others and their specific situations
Have a culturally sensitive mind-set
Willing to report and document daily events
Flexibility to work with crisis respite situations as well as for planned situations
Willing to work with the SKSF Team through the licensing process
Good communication skills and willingness to work with a professional team
Medical or health related background (preferred but not required)

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jenny (adults) x45 or Sandra
(children) x15 at 719-447-8983.

Sandra or Jenny
Special Kids Special Families
1915 Aerotech Drive
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Fax: 7194478983
Phone: 7194478983

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