ADDRESS: 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243 PHONE: (941) 355-7637 FAX: (941) 358-3069 Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Respite Worker

Respite Worker                         Job Type: Full-time

The Respite Worker is responsible for the care of the Respite Program client and/or siblings in the absence of the child’s primary caregiver or parents.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assure the safety and well-being of each child.
  • Provide good physical care which includes toileting, dressing and feeding.
  • Initiate, motivate and supervise activities.


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience: Experience with working with children with special needs.

Required Credentials:

  • Infant, Child & Adult CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS training and certification is mandatory. Must hold a valid Florida driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching throughout the day. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.


  • Assure the safety and well-being of each child.
  • Provide good physical care including toileting, dressing and feeding.
  • Initiate, motivate, and supervise activities.
  • Maintain home in the condition that it was found.
  • Be prompt in all assignments.
  • Respect family confidentiality.
  • Keep parents informed about care provided and report any concerns or problems.
  • Complete all required paperwork and documentation.
  • Comply with Easter Seals policies and procedures utilizing the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and behavior.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, diplomacy, courtesy, and effective communication while working at Easter Seals or when representing the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Employment Benefits for eligible employees:

  • Excellent benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.)
  • Paid legal holidays
  • Paid Time Off program
  • Employer matching 403(b) retirement plan

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

or resume to Deborah or call Linda Poteat-Brown, Director of Human Resources, for more information at (941) 355-7637.