Website Respite Services 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 city of Thunder Bay (and surrounding areas), while giving family caregivers a much-needed break from their caregiving duties. This support can be provided in the family home or 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 Respite 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 for 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 family
Job Type: part-time/casual (days, evenings, weekends, overnights, summer)
Education: some college/university (preferred)

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