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!
Click here to view a great respite article from Caring Today Magazine
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CISS is a proud partner of the Person-Centered Thinking
* Aut2Run! and Support ASVC - Channel Islands Social Services is a Gold sponsor for the second year at the Autism Society Ventura County’s annual charity race, Aut2Run! Additionally, Sharon Francis, the CEO of CISS, will be the Event Director again, donating hundreds of hours to the nonprofit on which she is a long-standing board member. The event, which is expected to draw 2000 participants and over 50 service providers, will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the campus of CSU Channel Islands. Sign up today to join this wonderful experience of community support and come visit the CISS table in the Resource Fair. If you would like to volunteer on the planning committee or at the event, email Sharon via the Contact Us page here.
* 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)!