How to Become a Respite Care Provider

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How to Maintain Good Standing

       

Want to be a Respite Care Provider?

A BRC Respite Care Provider is an entry-level position.  The minimum requirements are as follows: 

 

Training is paid at the minimum wage ($8.00).  During your 50 hour introductory period your salary is $9.35/hr, and after you complete your first 50 hours of respite the salary is $10.00/hr to approximately $14.75/hr.  Your pay depends on three things- the number of hours you work, the number of clients per family, and the type of contract BRC has with the client.  We have additional bonus and incentive programs.

If you are interested in working for us, please contact the Human Resources department at (707) 644-4491.  We will email you our application, which you can email back to us.  After reviewing your application, which MUST include three verifiable work references and the correct contact information, the HR department will contact you to schedule an interview.

After the interview, HR will check your references and decide whether or not this would be a good job match for you.  If it is, then you will be invited to our Day 1 training.  Our Day 1 training is held at least monthly, usually on a weekend, from 8:30a-3:30p.  You must attend the entire day.  During Day 1 training, you will have your fingerprints taken and you will choose which day to complete your Day 2 training, which takes place at a care facility in Vallejo or Santa Rosa. 

After your Day 2 training, come into the office and sign your hiring agreement.  At that time we will also schedule your CPR and First Aid classes.  Once your hiring agreement is signed, we will match you with clients and you may begin working! 

 

Once you are a RCP:

As a Respite Care Provider, there are things you need to do to maintain good standing.  You need to work at least eight hours per pay period and no more than 25 hours per week.  You need to maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid. You need to attend two in-service trainings per year.  You also need to return calls made by the office in a timely fashion.  Failure to do these things can lead to dismissal.  If you want to get reimbursed for mileage, please send us a current copy of your auto insurance.  In fact, you can put us down as an interested party and your insurance company will automatically send us a copy of your renewal so you don't have to worry about it.  Also, please keep us updated if you change your address or phone number.

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