Carol P.

Part-time, 61 year old child care provider from Garfield, NJ with 10 years of experience and a background check on file
Garfield, NJ | 61 yrs old
10+ years experience
part-time $15-30/hr
Garfield, NJ | 61 yrs old | 10+ years experience | part-time $15-30/hr
Meet Carol
I have 12 years experience as a teacher's assistant for pre K through 1st grade. I am available for 4 days a week, but flexible with which days. I had 9 years experience with autistic toddlers teaching ABA discrete trial/positive reinforcement and 4 years with kindergarten and 1st grade regular ed. When I took a package after 28 years in a corporation, I applied for a teacher's assistant position for one reason; I was able to have my summers off! After being in the classroom for one week, I felt more alive than I had for a long time in my corporate job. The kids were great and fun, even when we were doing work. They gave me a run for my money and I loved it. I became interested in special education and pursued a position in a school for children with Autism. It was there that I learned ABA positive reinforcement. That was the most challenging & most rewarding thing that I have ever done. I finally landed a position at RLC school in Moonachie and was there for 6 years. After being laid off because of budget cuts, I got a position in my own town working with 1st and 2nd grade children with Autism. They were mostly high functioning so I had the opportunity to take part in transitioning one or two children at a time into a regular ed 1st grade, where I assisted them in regular scholastic. I absolutely love what I do, so in May when the list came out of the people not being hired for the 2015/2016 school year and my number was on the list, I was very sad to say the least. The program is changing once again and instead of 1 to 1, it will now be 2 to 1.23 employees were on the list. Aside from my job, I took care of my mom for the past 4 years. About a year ago she was diagnosed with Parkinson's. She was in and out of the hospital for the last 2 months, and she passed away on May 25, just 10 days after I got notice. I guess what I'm trying to say is that my life is very flexible now. I have 2 Shih Tzu puppies that are now my top priority. I have all my reviews, letters from the principals, teachers and parents which are available upon request.
Has transportation
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CPR Certified
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Willing to travel
15 miles
Comfortable with pets
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