Services provided to participants unable to care for themselves that are furnished on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons who normally provide care for the participant. Respite may be delivered in multiple periods of duration such as partial hour, hourly, daily without overnight, or daily with overnight. Respite may be provided in the participant’s home, a DHS licensed group home, or another community-based setting approved by DHS. Some settings, such as a hotel, may be approved by the State for use when options using other settings have been exhausted.

All providers of Respite services must comply with the standards set forth in this manual. In addition, Respite providers shall complete State/Federal Criminal Background checks and Central Registry checks for all staff, drug tests as applicable under Stephen Komninos’ Law, and ensure that all staff successfully completes the Division mandated training. 

Minimum 18 years of age; – AND –

· Complete State/Federal Criminal Background checks and Central Registry checks; · Valid driver’s license and abstract (not to exceed 5 points) if driving is required.

Respite_Job Application (pdf)