NEW STAFF ORIENTATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
If you were hired on or after January 1, 2015, you are eligible to be paid for up to 2 hours for viewing this very valuable training. You must submit the follow-along quiz to the HR Department. Call HR at x855 for the password to the training which is available on our Caregiver’s page.
OUR CEO SHARON FRANCIS IS BEING HONORED BY THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
At their national conference in July, Sharon will be honored as the 2015 Autism Society Professional of the Year! Read more here.
* WELCOME VOUCHER RESPITE and FMS FAMILIES!!
Switching your respite to CISS is very easy and if you have a caregiver you’d like us to hire they will get paid MORE and may qualify for mileage reimbursement. 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! Whereas other agencies only pay $9.50/hr, CISS pays $11.00/hr PLUS mileage, and our Enhanced Respite program staff start at $13.00/hr. We also give merit increases after 2 years and 4 years with the company and offer a 401K plan!
No other Respite organization does this!
Respite Comparisons between FMS and Agency Respite * Spanish Respite Comparison Grid
CISS 2015 Calendar
We highly recommend families and CISS Caregivers use our calendar to track their hours and easily view when pay periods end, timesheets are due, and the office is closed.
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,
the National Family Caregiver Alliance, and the California Disability Services Association.
CISS is the only vendor awarded Service Provider of the Year twice by the Autism Society Ventura County (ASVC)!