Crossroads Caregiver applicants are required to complete the application process, provide a resume outlining their experience working with cognitive/physical disabilities, complete two interviews, and provide two professional references.
If successful, caregivers then complete our orientation training that involves tactical learning, skill screening, and evaluation. Crossroads caregivers access monthly supervision on an ongoing basis, which offers training on topics such as: crisis de-escalation, suicide awareness, and behavior management techniques. All caregiver must have a criminal record check completed and a valid first aid certificate.
Level I children’s needs can be met in the family, and community with occasional respite and breaks.
Level II children present with more challenging behaviours, and it is difficult to get the support or breaks needed to stay well. These are the children or youth with higher needs who require specialized services, resources and support.