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How to Become a NAMI Maine Certified Family Respite Provider

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Family Respite program. Being a respite provider is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Thank you for applying!

Please complete the forms below and submit them to Karen Harrington or Nickie McBreairty for processing. Respite providers are hired as per diem employees for NAMI Maine and must be at least 18 years old. Individuals who would like to provide respite services can work up to 10 hours per day/ 29 hours per week.

Getting Certified Is Easy. Use the following chart to help you complete all the necessary steps.

 

Application Requirements

Details and Instructions

You must be at least 18 Years Old

 

Provide NAMI Maine with two (2) References

Please use the forms on page 9 and 10

You must be certified in CPR/First Aid/Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP)

If you are not already certified, there are several online resources for becoming certified below - just click on the links: 

 

 

Provide us with a receipt for the cost of the classes and we will reimburse you for the cost (up to $30).

Acceptable Background Checks
(Child Protective Services, Maine Motor Vehicle and Maine State Bureau of Investigation).

Make sure you include the signed form for the DHHS Child Protective form

The background checks are done by NAMI Maine.

 

Background Check Form on page 8

 

NAMI Maine pays all costs related to the background checks.

30 Hours of child-related education or the equivalent: 

 

 

(Make sure you send in copies of any certifications with your application)

Behavioral Specialist I Certification

OR
Behavioral Health Professional Certification

OR
Acceptable combination of child-related formal training,

seminar hours and academic courses

OR
Complete the online course and obtain a passing grade. Course is available on the
www.RespiteforMe.com website.

Fill out and sign the NAMI Maine Per Diem Employee Application

 

Per Diem Employee Application Page 4 and 5

 

Send in your work history or resume with your application

 

Once you have completed all the steps above, submit your application.

 

Mail to:

NAMI Maine Family Respite Program

1 Bangor Street

Augusta, Maine 04330

OR

Fax 207-621-8430

OR

Scan and Email to respite@namimaine.org

 

If you have any questions, call NAMI Maine and ask to speak to Karen or Nickie.

1-800-464-5767 or 622-5767

 



 

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