Direct Respite Providers

Wesway (Respite Services) is hiring Direct Respite Providers in the Kenora/Rainy River area! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

What is is an online database of pre-screened Direct Respite Providers looking to provide support to families of individuals with a special need/chronic health condition.

Direct Respite Providers work directly for families, either as an independent contractor or as an employee of the family. Respite Providers organize their schedule with families, at a time and in a way that works best for everyone.

Employer Name: Wesway (Respite Services)
City: Thunder Bay
Province: ON
Postal Code: P7C 1C7
Application Deadline: April 10th, 2023
Phone: (807) 625-6645 or (807) 625-6678
Hours of Work: Part-Time/Casual (Days, Evenings, Weekends, Overnights, Summer)
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: To be negotiated with the family

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting: is looking for Direct Respite Providers to provide social, recreational, and personal support to children, adults, and seniors with a special need/chronic health condition in the Kenora/Rainy River area, while giving family caregivers a much-needed break from their caregiving duties. This support can be provided in the family home or in the community.

Direct Respite Providers come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of skills and experience levels. They are self-motivated, committed to inclusion, and passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of the people they serve.

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Experience and/or education supporting individuals with a special need/chronic health condition
  • Good working knowledge of community resources/programming for individuals with special needs
  • First Aid + CPR certificate and access to a vehicle is an asset
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Submit your online application to and attach a resume

Successful applicants will be granted an interview and must:

  • Provide three work/volunteer-related references
  • Consent to provide a clear Criminal References Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Attend a Direct Respite Provider Information Session

Upon completion of these steps, a Direct Funding Coordinator with provide support to facilitate matches between Direct Respite Providers and families. Training and supervision is provided by the family.

Applying on

The first step to becoming a Direct Respite Provider involves setting up a profile on

To do this,

  • Visit or
  • Under ‘Select your community’, choose ‘Ontario’ and ‘Kenora/Rainy River’ and click either English or French to proceed
  • From the menu on the left-hand side of the next screen, choose ‘Direct Respite Provider Application’
    • Scroll towards the bottom and click ‘Ontario Respite Provider Application’ and select the communities you are able to work in
    • From here you will complete your profile information
      • Please be specific and thorough as possible. This profile is used to demonstrate your skills to potential families

If successful in the screening process, a Coordinator will contact you for an interview. Should you be successful, they will activate your profile with a username and password so that you may manage your profile going forward.

Please contact Selena Greenough at (807) 625-6645 or Patricia Chehowy at (807) 625-6678 with any questions or issues you may have.

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