I am currently working in an agency that places and supports children in foster care. I work with children between the ages of 0-22 years old. I work to stabilize placement and manage difficult stress/trauma related behavior. I am also a caregiver to an individual who lives with us. The individual is 31 years old and is diagnosed with autism and PTSD. This is kind of like 'adult foster care'. The individual has very difficult oppositional behaviors and only responds to positive reinforcement. The individual requires help with personal care.
My previous experience includes children suffering from mental health illnesses, vulnerable children coming from difficult backgrounds, youth work and preventing crime and delinquent behavior, and children and adults with learning disabilities with extensive experience working with autism. I also worked at a summer camp for 4 summers consecutively, starting as a counselor and was promoted through the years to my final position as assistant camp director.
I am energetic, hardworking, reliable and very passionate about any job that I take on. I ideally would like to be a nanny for a family where I can be part of a child's life long term. I am very considerate to the family's needs and would like to work closely with the family to ensure your family values are not being compromised.