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A contracted caregiver arrangement gives you an opportunity to enrich your life by welcoming someone with a disability into your home and family. Throughout the relationship, Communitas is there to support both caregivers and the person receiving support, ensuring a good match of personalities and a safe living environment.

Home Share

In a Home Share arrangement, the caregiver provides long-term support for the person with a disability, including food, lodging, and recreation, depending on needs. We provide this service in the Fraser Valley and on North Vancouver Island.

Adult Respite

In an Adult Respite arrangement, the caregiver provides temporary support to an adult living with disabilities while the primary caregiver has an opportunity to rest. The caregiver receives a stipend for the support they provide. Adult Respite is available in the Fraser Valley.

Children’s Respite

In a Children’s Respite arrangement, the caregiver provides temporary support to a child or youth living with a disability while the primary caregiver has an opportunity to rest. The caregiver receives a stipend for the support they provide. Children’s Respite is available in the Fraser Valley.

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Victor and Washington

Washington enjoys listening to music, going for walks and playing games. He’s studying to be a nurse and enjoys being with people. He lives in a suite with an extra bedroom. Victor also enjoys music and going for walks and while he enjoys being with people he also needs his own space. Because he lives with autism, Victor needs help with day to day tasks. After meeting each other and seeing that they had some things in common, Victor moved in with Washington. Now they share meals, play games and go for walks with each other. They have become good friends.

Postings

While we’re always looking for caregivers for a variety of arrangements, sometimes we’re looking for a specific person to fit a specific situation. Maybe it’s you! Check out some of the specific postings we are looking for, then get started.

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Homeshare Needed in Chilliwack

A Homeshare is needed for a young female with minimal needs.

A HomeShare with an independent suite is needed in Chilliwack beginning January 2018. This Homeshare arrangement is for a young female with minimal needs.

Location: Chilliwack

Home Share Provider needed in Abbotsford

A Home Share Provider is needed for an enthusiastic male with a developmental disability, behavioural challenges and mobility issues.

A Home Share Provider in Abbotsford is needed for an enthusiastic middle-aged male with a developmental disability, behavioral challenges, and mobility issues.  This individual is very social and loves engaging in conversation with others. The family is preferably looking for a couple with medical training or knowledge, with no young children, and limited stairs in the home. This individual will also need support and direction in all areas of daily living.

 

Location: Abbotsford

Respite Caregiver in Chilliwack

A young man needs a Respite Caregiver in Chilliwack.

Respite Caregiver needed in Chilliwack for a young man who is living with epilepsy and developmental disability.  The family is looking for a Christian home with older school aged children or teenagers to provide overnight respite.

 

Location: Chilliwack

Female Respite Caregiver

Female Respite Caregiver needed for an energetic young lady who is living with Cerebral Palsy

Female Respite Caregiver in Abbotsford needed for an energetic young lady who is living with Cerebral Palsy.  The young lady is nonverbal, has mobility issues and needs support and direction in all areas of daily living.  She attends a day program 4 days a week.

The family is looking for a respite caregiver to accompany her to community activities on Fridays when she is not in program.  Individual’s interests include: swimming; going to the movies and out for dinner…).  Family is looking for an energetic caregiver to provide hourly and overnight respite.   For more information please contact Lorraine Zozula, Adult Respite Coordinator at 604-850-6608 or lzozula@Communitascare.com.

Location: Abbotsford

Respite/Home Share Provider

Respite/Home Share Provider needed for an older lady.

Respite Caregiver in Abbotsford needed for an older lady with developmental disability and mental health.  The family is looking for a Christian home with no children.  The individual attends a day program three days a week and she volunteers one afternoon a week.  Initially overnight respite at least 2-3 times a week with the goal of transitioning into a full-time Home Share placement is desired.

For more information please contact Lorraine Zozula, Adult Respite Coordinator at 604-850-6608 or lzozula@Communitascare.com.

Location: Abbotsford

Home Share Provider needed for young man in Abbotsford

Home Share Provider in Abbotsford, with older children or without children, needed for young man.

A Home Share Provider is needed for a young man who is living with Fragile X. This individual likes to be busy and likes to be out of doors.  In addition, he values his alone time watching movies and listening to music. He enjoys his male one on one supports 3 days a week and looks forward to his day program 2 days a week. He is mostly nonverbal, needs support and direction in all areas of daily living.

Home Share Providers have the option of moving into his 2 bedroom apartment in Abbotsford or he could move into the Home Share Provider’s home. A family with older or no children would be best. Home Share providers with experience with Positive Behavior Supports would be an asset. His family would prefer to place the individual with a Christian family.

Location: Abbotsford
 

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Communitas works hard to ensure a good fit between caregivers and people being supported. During the application process, we want to get to know you to help find the best situation for everyone. Start the process by telling us more about yourself and we’ll be in touch to answer any questions and to explore possibilities together.

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