Direct Support Professional

Family Respite Services - Windsor, ON (30+ days ago)

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There are over 50 families that need a Direct Support Provider, across Windsor/Essex County.

You highlight your availability, what you are comfortable doing when supporting an individual with exceptionalities, what your interests are and then we try to match you to a child based on your criteria.

Family Respite Services (FRS) works alongside 1100 families who are caring for a child with a disabilities. FRS is recruiting Direct Support Providers for families to provide a short break in the families home, while engaging in meaningful activities with the child.

This is an ideal opportunity for you to make an impact in a child’s life and it’s the best way to get experience.

It’s not something someone can teach you, it’s not something you can learn, it’s something that you need to experience.

On any given day you would meet the child in the family’s home, learn about their day and then create a respite support plan focusing on the child’s strengths and interests. You can develop fun and creative activities in the family’s home and in the community so that parents get a short break and the child in engaging in meaningful opportunities. Activities could include going to the park, the library, working on academics, social skills, playing sport activities while connecting with the child’s peers.

You must be 18 years of age or older, have access to a vehicle, be willing to make a long term commitment of at least 1 year, have related education or experience with children and families and reside in Windsor/Essex.

Families look for someone to provide respite a couple of hours a day, a couple of days per week. You highlight what your availability is before you are matched to a family.

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community based respite

developmental services

child and youth care

medical assistance

educational support

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recreation activities

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academic support

physio activities


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autism behavioural science

physical activities

outdoor recreation

preschool children

school aged children

activity coordinator

recreation facilitator

community connector

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 /hour


  • childcare: 1 year (Required)


  • Windsor, ON (Required)


  • Driver's Licence (Required)


  • Assisting clients with personal hygiene and getting dressed
  • Providing companionship and emotional support
  • Preparing food and feeding clients
  • Responding to emergency situations
  • Administering medication
  • Providing support with academic, social or recreational activities