Respite/Youth Resources

“I would recommend working for this program for any student interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. The knowledge I gained about autism from my hands on experiences far surpassed what I have learned in the classroom.”

Regular Positions. These position are eligible for UCP’s full benefit package. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume directly to Abby with Human Resources at abbybrabec@ucpdane.org.

Service Coordinator

We are currently looking for a qualified candidate to join UCP’s Respite & Youth Resources team as a full-time Service Coordinator. This is a fast-paced position that works directly with children in local child-care programs, works with teens in the community and coordinates respite care for families.  The successful candidate will have a passion for supporting people with disabilities. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as an attention to detail are also required. Applicants should be comfortable supporting children and teenagers with a wide variety of needs. Experience with supervision is beneficial as this position supervises our program’s casual employees.

  • BA/BS in related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities, families, and/or youth populations required.
  • A reliable vehicle, driver’s license and insurance coverage are required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English or Hmong/English is a plus.

Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 4, 2022.

Recruitment Coordinator

We are currently looking for a part-time Recruitment Coordinator. This is a fast-paced position that plays a primary role in assisting with finding potential respite providers, facilitators and support specialist to help ensure that families find our services readily available. Recruitment success will be achieved through employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas to address our needs. The successful candidate will have a passion for supporting people with disabilities and understand UCP’s culture/mission. A proven track record in recruiting, strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and excellent time management skills are a must.

  • BA/BS in related field preferred but waived in lieu of applicable experience.
  • A reliable vehicle, driver’s license and insurance coverage are required.

Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 4, 2022.

Part-Time Positions

If interested in any of the positions below, please complete an online application or contact our respite hiring team at 608-237-8501. 

Inclusion Facilitators – Youth Resources

This part-time position works directly with children and/or teenagers with developmental disabilities. Depending on the age of the child this position may be providing services in a child care program or in the Madison community at large. Facilitators are tasked with modeling appropriate interactions to the child’s peers, community members and building community partners to enhance the opportunities available for the children and teens we serve. When working in a child care setting, we focus on establishing friendships for the child as well as increasing child care staff’s knowledge, comfort level and involvement with including children with disabilities in their program. When working with teenagers, Inclusion Facilitators are responsible for inclusive and individualized social and recreational opportunities for youth. No experience necessary.

Rate of pay is $16.00/hour with mileage and expense reimbursement.

Respite Providers – Respite

This position works directly with children, teenagers and adults who have developmental disabilities. Respite Providers are responsible for providing quality care for children, youth or adults with developmental disabilities; offering relief to family members or caregivers and allowing them the freedom to work, go to school, or just take a break, knowing that their family member with a disability is well cared for and safe. Respite care may take place in the family’s home, in the provider’s home or in the community. No experience necessary.

Rate of pay is $14.70 – $18.00/hour with mileage and expense reimbursement.

Support Specialists – Respite

This position typically work with families experiencing more stress or whose child is at risk of out of home placement. This position plays an instrumental role in providing families under levels of high stress with quality care resulting in their decreased stress. Support Specialists are responsible for assisting the CARES Coordinator with stabilizing respite services for a family and then training new respite providers on the family/child’s team when recruited. Though each situation is unique, involvement with families is not likely long term and will decrease as the stress level in the family’s lives decrease and respite providers are in place.

While Support Specialists offer traditional respite care services to families other responsibilities may include parental or family guidance, implementing a positive support plan, helping provide structure to the environment, etc. Support Specialist are also called upon, when available, to offer back up support to all UCP respite families in the respite program who need immediate respite services or whose planned respite care falls through.

The skill level required for a Support Specialist is typically higher than a Respite Provider as Support Specialists are depended upon to be able to enter most situations with comfort and minimal training on the direct needs of the consumer.

Rate of pay is $17.00/hour with mileage and expense reimbursement.