How to Become a Respite Care Provider
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: at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, a working car, be willing to drive at least 20 miles, have no felony or misdemeanor convictions, a working telephone, and the ability to read and write English or Spanish. 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 a Program Coordinator at (707) 644-4491. After determining whether or not you meet the minimum requirements, we will send you our full application and schedule an interview. Please bring the completed application, which MUST include three verifiable work references and the correct contact information, to the interview.
After the interview, the Program Coordinator 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 once a month, during the workweek, from 8:30a-5:00p. You must attend the entire day. During Day 1 training, you will choose which day to complete your Day 2 training, which takes place at a care facility in Vallejo.
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, which need to be completed within 30 days of signing your hiring agreement. You must also get your fingerprints taken at the Napa Sheriff’s office within 14 days of signing your hiring agreement. Once your hiring agreement is signed, we will match you with clients and you may begin working!
What to do 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 five hours per month (or once a quarter if you are a Private Worker). 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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