Respite Providers-Berkshire County

Berkshires, MA

Job Summary

Open Your Heart, Open Your Home/Caregiving with Love Nonotuck Resources Associates (www.nonotuck.com) is a community-based agency that provides residential services since 1972 to people with intellectual disabilities. Believing in the transformative power of caring for a person in a home-setting, we support individuals through matching them with caring providers who open their hearts and homes to our members as Shared Living Providers (SLPs). SLPs need to provide a flexible and supportive environment where the individual they are supporting will feel safe and secure.

Responsibilities of an SLP includes, but is not limited to: planning and sharing meals together each day, going to appointments and participating in community and social activities. The SLP may also need to provide assistance, supervision and teaching in areas such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and budgeting. In addition, there may be a need to offer emotional and behavioral supports.  Recognizing that everyone needs a break, we encourage each Shared Living Provider to utilize respite so that there can be a focus on time off and self-care. 

Respite Caregivers Wanted! We understand that not everyone has the availability to open their home full-time to someone with a disability; however, Nonotuck is always looking for kind-hearted and nurturing respite providers that are instrumental in supporting our Shared Living Community.  When searching for respite caregivers, we will consider applicants who live in single family homes or apartments (with an extra bedroom) and who are single, a couple, families, people with children, with pets, and people with or without experience.

The following resources will be available:

  • A pay rate that is agreed upon by both the Respite and Shared Living Provider
  • 24- Hour emergency on-call assistance
  • Support from a Multi-Disciplinary Team (Care Manager, Clinician, RN and Directors)
  • Training on home safety skills, medication management, and First Aid/CPR