NAMI Maine Resources

Respite Providers
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Benefits of Providing Respite

Family Respite Provider Info _ NAMI Maine

Providing respite for Maine’s children is a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Apply Today to change someone’s life while getting paid and creating your own flexible work schedule – what could be better?

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Level 1 Respite Providers earn $14.80 per hour

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED

Level 2 Respite Providers earn $17.05 per hour

  • Required: Certification/Degree related to supporting children with special needs

*One of the following trainings are required to become a Level 2 Respite Provider: MANDT, TCI, WELLE, or SAFETY CARE. 

    • Safety Care training is offered at no cost for employed Respite Providers. Scheduling for this training is dependent upon the trainer’s availability and is not guaranteed immediately
    • MANDT, TCI, and Welle are not offered through NAMI

Both Level 1 & Level 2 Respite Providers

  1. Roundtrip mileage reimbursement is available for up to 130 miles per respite session (from the Respite Provider’s home to the service location)
  2. Providers may work up to 29 hours each week (based on availability)
  3. Hourly rate of pay increases by $1.00 for each additional child you are caring for within the same respite family (up to 4 children maximum)
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Respite Providers are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education (or 9 CEs per year) within each two-year certification window. Below, is a compiled list of online training opportunities that may be used to maintain certification as a Respite Provider. This is not a comprehensive list of training courses. If you have any questions about whether a particular training would qualify toward continuing education credits, please reach out to your Regional Manager.

  1. Conscious Discipline
  2. Gear Parent Network
  3. National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  4. Ad Care: Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.
  5. EdWeb
  6. Get Free CEUs
  7. AATBS
  8. Foster Care & Adoptive Community Training
  9. Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine
  10. Penn State Extension- Better Kid Care
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