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Weekend Respite Coordinator

Company Name:
Company Description:

ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We are experts in pediatric rehabilitation and care for children and young adults who have a wide variety of developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

We offer specialty services, uniquely equipped facilities, and state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is simple: We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. The children and young adults we serve inspire us to provide possibilities and improve quality of life in a caring environment.

Job Type:
Part Time
Posted Date:
June 28, 2024
Deadline Date:
July 31, 2024
Job Categories:
Health Care, Nonprofit, Social Services
Home Base Iowa Company:
Salary Range:
$13 - $13
Job Description:

As a Weekend Respite Coordinator you will be responsible for implementation and oversight of group respite services for approximately 10 children or young adults. 1:3 staff to client ratio.  


  • $13.25/hour
  • $750 hiring bonus

Shifts vary within these hours. The role can offer up to 40 hours PER MONTH.

  • Friday: 5pm-11pm, 11pm - Saturday 7am
  • Saturday: 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm, 11pm - Sunday 7am
  • Sunday: 7am - Noon, Noon - 5pm

What You’ll Do

  • Provide direct care and assist assigned children in developing skills, such as self-care, socialization, communication, daily living skills and other personal cares
  • Implement children’s care plans and provide ongoing feedback regarding changes needed to care plan with the child’s supervisor
  • Serve as a contact for assigned children to assure the quality and accessibility of services requested. Assures that daily and other necessary communication occurs in a timely and consistent manner with families, staff, and supervisor
  • Provide coaching, intervention, supervision, and encouragement to staff throughout the group to ensure a positive respite experience
  • Maintain scheduled staffing of service in accordance with established staffing ratios and service targets
  • Ensure the accurate completion of all documentation as required by all staff working group
  • Act as a positive liaison between staff and supervisors

What You’ll Need 

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma required. Additional training and/or education in human services, early childhood, or child development is preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children with special health care needs , preferred
  • Required to become certified for medication administration and g-tube feedings as well as other specialized trainings as identified
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, integrity and have the ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs, be mobile within the assigned work area, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
  • Must be willing to provide transportation as a ChildServe authorized driver if required. This includes passing a motor vehicle record check and car safety check and able to provide a valid driver’s license and insurance.

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Why ChildServe      

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:     

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life
  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve more than 5800 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind. 
  • Our team rocks. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children. 
  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe
  • We believe our differences make us great. We are on a continuous journey to create an environment where different perspectives are valued and all feel safe and welcome. 
  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.     

High School / GED, Human Services, Education, Social Services
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