In-Home Respite Coordinator (Part-Time) – Onondaga County

Job Title:                         Onondaga County In-Home Respite Coordinator (Part-Time)

Program:                         In-Home Respite, Onondaga County

Status:                               Non-Exempt

Reports To:                   Respite and Family Support Services Manager


Job Summary:  The Part-Time Respite Coordinator will assist with the services for individuals authorized to receive in-home services through ARISE.



  • Minimum of three years of experience working with individuals/children with developmental disabilities or an associate’s degree in a human services related field
  • Ability to supervise, schedule, and support respite staff
  • Understanding of OPWDD regulations and services
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Proficient computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Clearance of appropriate background checks, including OPWDD fingerprinting and NYS Office of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Registry


Essential Functions:

  • Oversee daily program operations, respond to and report emergencies/incidents
  • Implement forms, policies, and procedures for respite in-home program in Onondaga County
  • Complete intakes to enroll new individuals in the respite programs once proper OPWDD approval for service has been obtained
  • As needed participate in the selection of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) and assist with necessary onboarding
  • Provide ongoing support, training, coaching and consultation for staff, and build a cohesive team
  • Conduct performance appraisals and disciplinary discussions as needed; consult with manager if DSP performance issues rise to progressive discipline levels
  • Gather and submit documentation for Medicaid billing for the hourly in-home respite program as required
  • Collect, review, verify and approve bi-weekly employee hours worked, mileage inputs for timely, accurate payroll
  • Track, gather, and compile data for reports, billing, etc.
  • Maintain all program participants’ records including intakes, safeguards, ISPs, Medicaid waiver authorizations, monthly stats, and billing documentation in accordance to OPWDD regulations
  • Periodically assess participants’ satisfaction with services
  • Participate in agency and departmental meetings
  • Facilitate introductions between support staff and individuals receiving services; ensure that support staff meet pre-hiring requirements and receive training on ARISE Policies and Procedures (Confidentiality, Incident Reporting, Transportation Policy, etc.)
  • Meet with supervisor as required
  • Review individuals’ files regularly to stay informed of their safeguards/allergies/needs;
  • Interact in a professional manner with parents/guardians of respite participants; maintain professional conduct/detachment from personal involvements with the individual(s) and/or their family members
  • Report any unsafe situations, accidents, or incident to QI Director and supervisor immediately
  • Provide support for all respite programs as required
  • Support the ARISE and OPWDD mission
  • Operate interdependently as a coordinator as well as a team member
  • Participate in agency, team and other required meetings
  • Uphold ethical standards
  • Hold sensitive information and PHI with professional discretion, adhere to HIPAA compliance
  • Actively take steps to implement the agency’s Compliance and Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned