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Interested in a Career Helping People with Developmental Disabilities?

If you are interested in learning to care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, consider our Respite Care Training Program. Most positions in this field require experience, and Respite Care is a great place to start a rewarding career helping children or adults with developmental disabilities!

The CISS Respite Care Training Program is a job training program for people who have limited or no experience providing support to individuals with disabilities. Our Level One training program offers free in-person and online classes that are open to the public. Those who successfully complete the training and wish to be considered for employment as a Respite Caregiver at CISS, may be invited to Level Two and matched with a Respite Caregiver Mentor for on-the-job training in a family’s home.

For more information about the program, click here.

To apply for the training program, please complete the application below.
The Respite Care Training Program is currently being offered in East County (Moorpark, Simi Valley, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park).
The program is on hold in the Santa Clara Valley and West Ventura County.  Applications from people living in West County or the Santa Clara Region will be added to the waiting list.


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Please complete the fields below if you are interested in applying for our Respite Care Training Program, open to the general public who want to learn more about supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Should you have any questions, please contact Terri, our Training & Organizational Development Manager by email.

Please list your legal first name, no nicknames. Please list your legal last name.
Please list area code with phone number as (###)###-####
Please list the City where you currently reside and the Zip Code (eg. Oxnard 93030)
Please select your preferred method of communication.
Please choose an option above.
Reliable transportation is required for the training program. Use of transportation services such as Uber, Lyft, or Taxis are not allowed. You are also not allowed to be dropped off and picked up. Do you have reliable transportation?
Please explain how you heard about our Respite Care Training Program.
Please list the languages in which you consider yourself fluent. This training program is currently only offered in English.
Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for our Respite Care Training Program?
Experience caring for individuals with disabilities is not required for this training program. However, if you do have any prior work, voluntary, or family-related experience, please list that here with as much detail as possible. If none, put "None"
Please list your general availability for the next few months to attend training with days, start/end times (eg. Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-11pm). Most of our services are provided after school and on weekends, which will be important in matching you with a family and Mentor during the 2nd phase of the training program.
Are you planning on applying to become hired as a Respite Caregiver after you have finished the training program?

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Our staff will be reviewing your entries and getting back to you in the next few business days. Thank you for your interest!

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