Business Name:
Contact Person: Sydney Graham
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 807-625-6677
Job Title: Direct Respite Provider

Job Description: is looking for Direct Respite Providers to provide social, recreational, and personal support to children, adults, and seniors with a special need/chronic health condition in the town of Atikokan. This support provides family caregivers a much-needed break from their caregiving duties and can be provided in the family home or out in the community.

Direct Respite Providers come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of skills and experience levels. They are self-motivated, committed to inclusion, and passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of the people they serve.

What is is an online database of pre-screened Direct Respite Providers looking to provide support to families of individuals with a special need/chronic health condition.

Direct Respite Providers work directly with families, either as an independent contractor or as an employee of the family. Respite Providers organize their schedule with families, at a time and in a way that works best for everyone.


  • Experience and/or education supporting individuals with a special need/chronic health condition
  • Good working knowledge of community resources/programming for individuals with special needs
  • First Aid + CPR certificate and access to a vehicle is an asset

How to Apply:

  • Submit your online application to and attach a resume

Successful applicants will be granted an interview and must:

  • Provide three work/volunteer-related references
  • Consent to and provide a clear Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Attend a Direct Respite Provider Information Session

Upon completion of these steps, a Direct Funding Coordinator will provide support to facilitate matches between Direct Respite Providers and families. Training and supervision is provided by the family.

Rate of Pay: to be negotiated with the family

Job Type: part-time/casual/flexible (days, evenings, weekend, overnights, summer)

Education: some college/university (preferred)

Applying on

The first step to becoming a Direct Respite Provider involves setting up a profile on respite

To do this, Visit or
Under ‘Select Your Community’, choose ‘Ontario’ ‘Kenora/Rainy River/ and then click either English or French to proceed.
From the menu on the left-hand side of the next screen, choose ‘Worker Application’.

Click Online Respite Provider Application and select your community.

From here you will complete your profile information.

Please be as specific and thorough as possible.

If successful in the screening process, a Coordinator will contact you for an interview.

Should you be successful, they will activate your profile with a username and password so that you may manage your profile going forward.

Please contact Sydney Graham at [email protected] or 807-625-6677 with any questions or issues you may have.

Employment Type: Casual and Seasonal

Application Deadline: 2024-05-31

To apply for this job email your details to


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