Special Needs Provider from Kirkland, WA 98033 - Care.com
full-time

Laura K.

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Cared for 2 families
$10 – 15/hr Kirkland, WA
1 yr exp 25 yrs old
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Meet Laura

In the past I have babysat for a girl with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Caring for her involved carrying her, because she couldn't move much on her own, feeding her, and making sure she didn't hurt herself. My mother has worked as an aide to children in grades K-12 for several years now, and through her I've seen how valuable that kind of work is. Many people close to me have struggled with depression, anorexia, bulimia, panic disorders, and anxiety disorders. I do my best to help them in whatever way I can--whether that be validating their feelings, suggesting professional resources, monitoring their food intake (so they could avoid the desire to purge), or simply being a friend they can talk to about anything. As an Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault at my college, I have training in trauma informed care, and how to support someone over the phone who may be having suicidal ideats or is self-harming.
Comfortable with pets
Non smoker
Has transportation
Willing to travel 20 mi

Laura Can Also Help With:

Date Night
Transportation
Pets
Meal Prep

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Valerie N. Hired Laura
Aug 16, 2014
Laura is the best sitter we have had to date! She is focused, fun and stays on top of things. She keeps my three lil ones in line and they just love her to death! When the door bell rings the is a symphony of "Laura! Laura! Laura!" She is great and we highly recommend her!
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Education
Scripps College
Pursuing

Graduate degree

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