Therapeutic Respite Provider- Part Time

Chicago, IL
Part Time


Kaleidoscope, a non-profit, child welfare organization located in Chicago, Illinois is seeking to fill the position of Part Time Therapeutic Respite Provider. This position is expected to work up to 40 hours a month. Must have access to vehicle as this position requires traveling to the south suburbs. 

Founded in 1973, our mission today is to empower children, youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect to build resourcefulness, resiliency and supportive relationships through innovative, individualized case management and clinical services. Our vision is that all children and youth have the opportunity to enjoy safe and healthy lives nurtured by responsive adults.

General Description

The Therapeutic Respite Provider will provide respite care for youth with complex psychiatric and developmental needs within ECCS Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Demonstrates agency clinical philosophy in all aspects of program activities.
  • Serves as a case aide to the ECCS Program (e.g., providing transportation, childcare during meetings).
  • Attends trainings related to youth’s needs and uses appropriate therapeutic respite techniques based on this training. May include training in developmental trauma and developmental delays and disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Attends CFTMs to provide supervision to the youth and/or other children in the home during the meeting.
  • Provides transportation for youth to and from home, school, activities, and/or services as part of respite services.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of services provided.
  • Provides therapeutic mentoring, respite, or interim support to youth and caregivers.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Therapeutic Activities Coordinator.

General Requirements

Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience: At least 1 year of social service or related experience

Other Requirements:  Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and time management skills

Full time use of minimally insured, operating automobile and valid driver’s license


COVID-19 Notice

In accordance with Kaleidoscope’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we require all employees hired as of November 16, 2021 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; clients; visitors; and the community at large. Additionally, all employees are required to practice social distancing and be masked in the office when away from assigned workstations. As such, only fully vaccinated candidates will be considered for employment with Kaleidoscope at this time unless eligible for medical or religious exemption.


EEO Statement

Kaleidoscope Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Inclusive/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.


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