NAMI Maine is looking for a Respite Manager
Position: Respite Region 1 Manager (York and Cumberland Counties)
Reports to: Respite Director
Position Type: Part- Time
Salary: $27,085 yearly/ 25 hours weekly (scheduled to be determined upon hire)
Benefits: 25 days paid time off and twelve paid holidays
The primary function of a Respite Manager is to facilitate appropriate matches between families and providers in their region of the state. This includes guidance with the application process, support with provider searches, supervision of providers, and documentation of all contacts and identified needs.
Send resume and cover letters to: Jenna@namimaine.org
Duties and responsibilities
The mission of NAMI Maine’s Family Respite Program is to support the healthy functioning of families by providing safe and professional childcare services to children with developmental delays and/or behavioral health diagnoses. Respite is defined as “The temporary relief from the responsibility of constant care giving.” The Regional Manager for Region 1 will invest time providing information to local families, prospective respite workers, local service provider staff, and other community members about the NAMI Maine Respite Services Program.
The manager will help potential families understand what the service is, who is eligible to receive the service, how to apply, and how families can maximize the benefit of these services. They also help people interested in providing respite services gather information they need about the nature of the job, and how to apply for a position with NAMI Maine as a provider of respite services. This outreach is offered by phone, e-mail, and in person. Innovative approaches to respite provider recruitment and family/provider matching are encouraged.
Additional duties include attending staff meetings, representing NAMI Maine and the Respite Program at public events and public speaking to groups wanting information about respite services making some evening/weekend work required at times. The Regional Respite Manager is also required to follow up with providers/families and work closely with case managers.
· Attend 1 staff meeting each month in Augusta
· Participate in any program meetings/retreats as required by the Respite Director
· Conduct orientations for new respite provider hires
· Provide supervision to all providers as outlined in the grant
· Enter & maintain information on NAMI Maine’s Respite Database for providers and families enrolled in the respite program
· Serve as an “ambassador” for NAMI in the southern part of the state.
Education/Experience Requirement: Bachelors required. Understanding of the needs of families with children who have disabilities and the systems that serve them is essential. Exceptional communication skills and ability to work independently. Successful candidate is required to have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle they can use to travel.
This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
Prolonged sitting, walking, standing, occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
NAMI Maine provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NAMI Maine complied with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. NAMI Maine expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NAMI Maine’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.