Families caring for a loved one with special needs have enough to worry about in their everyday lives and they need to be in control of who supports them! We are here to help. We hire someone the family already knows and trusts, or we recruit someone for the family to interview, and then we take care of all the payroll wages, taxes, insurance, and employee witholdings. After all…
Respite Should be Relaxing, Not Taxing!
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* SUMMER CAMP *
Channel Islands Social Services is very excited to announce our first summer camp for children ages 5 – 12 with special needs and their siblings. Our camp will be held in Camarillo in collaboration with Pleasant Valley Rec and Park. Our Island Camp runs for 2 weeks starting July 21st and by design, the camp is small and personalized to the needs and interests of the children. View more info here and register now!
* WELCOME VOUCHER RESPITE and FMS FAMILIES!! Switching your respite to CISS is very easy. You can still request agency respite services if that will best meet your needs, and have the Fiscal Management Service (FMS) manage your daycare payments! Know your rights. Click here for more info from Disability Rights CA.
Please give us a call and we will walk you through the process. You will still be in control of who provides your respite and when you get support. All of the required 1-time forms can be found on our Forms page, printed, completed, and faxed over to us. Within a week of receiving all completed forms, your caregiver will become employed by CISS and may be eligible for mileage reimbursement (which was not allowed under voucher respite). You will only have to sign their timesheet! No more paying them directly, no more worrying about employer taxes you didn’t know how to withhold, no more billing the regional center! Whereas other agencies only pay $9/hr and most Employer of Record (EOR) Respite Agencies and Financial Management Services (FMS) can only afford to pay Respite Caregivers $8.40/hr, CISS pays $10.00/hr PLUS mileage, and our Enhanced Respite program staff start at $13/hr. We also give merit increases after 2 years and 4 years with the company. No other Respite organization does this!
Channel Islands Social Services (CISS) is dedicated to providing collaborative services and supports that are reflective of individual needs and strengthen families. We do this by providing quality in-home respite care to families throughout Ventura County.
CISS is a proud member of the California Respite Association, ARCH National Respite Network,
CISS is the only vendor awarded Service Provider of the Year twice by the Autism Society Ventura County (ASVC)!