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ChildServe Respite Service Assistant in Johnston, Iowa

Respite Service Assistant

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes)
Johnston, Iowa



Do you want to get paid to have fun? If so, ChildServe Respite has a job for you! As a Respite Service Assistant you will provide personal care and supervision for children with special health care needs in a group setting. Services are provided at our Johnston Respite Center.

What You’ll Do

  • Have fun with kids with special healthcare needs while their regular caregivers get a break

  • Be creative while engaging children in activities

  • Provided personal care for up to 3 children at a time in a group setting

  • Receive ongoing training and supervision

  • Great resume builder for those interested in social work, education, therapy, psychology, and nursing

  • Opportunities for leadership development

What You'll Need

  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply

  • Ability to electronically document services provided

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

  • Will be required to become certified for medication administration and g-tube feedings as well as other specialized training as identified.

  • Ability to work without direct supervision; training provided.

Schedule: Flexible, choose your shifts and desired number of hours, but must work an 8 hour shift between Friday at 6 pm and Sunday at 6 pm (availability to work at least 2 weekends per month highly preferred).

Who We Are

At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” When you join our team, you’ll leave work every day knowing that you’ve made a positive difference for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

We serve nearly 4,500 children each year through our wide range of specialty pediatric healthcare programs and services in Ames, Des Moines and Iowa City. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between). Each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission: We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for six years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. If you’re ready to help families move Forward Together with support fromChildServe, apply today.