Provider Respite (Independent Contractor)

Red Deer, AB, Canada Req #339
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Would you like to open your home to adult(s) with developmental disabilities? Do you feel you can promote inclusion and a sense of belonging?


We are currently recruiting for flexible independent contractors providing respite support to our clients in your home at Red Deer! 



The mandate of the service is to offer supports that match the needs of the individual in order to enhance the quality of life of the person. The three areas that are emphasized in providing service to individuals with developmental disabilities are independence, well-being and inclusion.


As a Provider Respite, you are a vital member of this Program, without you we would not be able to offer this amazing residential service to individuals with development disabilities. You offer services in your home with that focus of independence, well-being, and inclusion.

Program Objectives:

  • To give persons with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live in a private home that provides respect, dignity, comfort, and security.
  • To support people with their well-being, independence, and inclusion.
  • To develop annual Individualized Service Plans, taking into consideration the person’s unique strengths and needs.  It is the person’s service plan and he/she will be involved in the plan, and goal setting.
  • To provide the person with opportunities for growth and learning.
  • To ensure that Home Support Providers and Service Coordinators are appropriately skilled to provide quality of care and support to the individuals. 


  • Provide a stable and secure home environment where the individual is a member of the household with equal rights and responsibilities. 
  • Help the individual to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and independence. 
  • Encourage individuals to maintain good self-help skills (i.e. hygiene, nutrition, domestic, etc.). 
  • Provide a healthy environment where there is no smoking inside the home.  
  • Ensure the home is safe and clean (i.e. storing hazardous materials in a safe location, safe food handling and storage and checking water temperature as required). 
  • If needed monitor and encourage that medication is taken by the individual as prescribed by their doctor.  If medication administration is required, the Home Support Provider will review the Medication Administration Training Handout, complete the Medication Administration Course, complete three medication shadows, and seek clarification if required. 
  • Assist, with the individual and his/her support team in completing quarterly case reviews and month fire drills. 
  • Teach the individual what to do in case of an emergency (i.e. a quarterly fire drill is completed).  The Home Support Provider will review the Fire Evacuation Plan and keep a copy on hand. 
  • Assist and encourage the individual to participate in social and leisure activities.  
  • Respect the individual’s privacy and confidentiality.  
  • Attend all mandatory training and keep it current. 
  • Sign off annually on the Agency Agreement for Provision of Contractor Services agreement. 
  • Home Support Providers will maintain home and vehicle insurance.  Vehicle insurance requires two-million-dollar liability coverage and the home requires two-million-dollar liability coverage (see Agency Agreement for Provision of Contractor Services Agreement). 
  • Be aware of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities (see attachments). 
  • Notify the Service Coordinator of any plans around moving, having an individual move to a different bedroom or having another person move into the home. 
  • Operate within the parameters of Catholic Social Service’s mission, core values, guiding principles and the home support provider Agency Agreement for Provision of Contractor Services.  


  • Complete an interview with the Program Supervisor or service designate.
  • Complete a home study.
  • Provide and have 3 completed references.
  • Submit a Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Intervention Record Check for all adults over the age of 18 residing in the home.  
  • Provide proof of vehicle insurance at a minimum of $2,000,000 legal liability.  
  • Provide proof of home insurance at a minimum of $2,000,000 legal liability.  
  • Sign the Agency Agreement for Provision of Contractor  

About Catholic Social Services:


CSS is an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1900 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta and Edmonton.

We welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees and volunteers who choose to work with our Agency in support of our mission, values, and principles. We employ and serve people of all faiths, or no faith, while respecting all backgrounds and experiences.

Our values are at the core of everything we do!

  • Humility: We acknowledge with gratitude our human abilities and limitations. We demonstrate humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have.
  • Compassion: We respond to people in need with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without condition.
  • Respect: We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honouring their dignity and freedom.



To Apply


Please send your resume and information to recruitRDHSP@cssalberta.ca



We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, and people of faith or no faith.

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  • Red Deer, AB, Canada