Hello! My name is Tessa and I am 23 years old. I have worked for a national disability organization as a respite worker for three years now, taking care of severely handicapped children in their homes, and often their siblings. I have also worked with several families outside the organization also. I adore my job and plan to continue with the few hours it offers me, but I am longing for something else to supplement both my income and empty schedule! My duties as a respite worker have included demonstrating punctuality, strong work ethic, and patience while feeding, bathing, supervising, and spending time with children, some who have disabilities. Over the years, I have had to employ various problem solving strategies during physically and mentally demanding situations, often at the drop of a hat! I currently work two to three days a week with one family.
I have experience with children between the ages of 1 and 13, but I find that my care-giving style is most compatible with very young children (age 5 and under). I am also looking to gain more experience with infants! Please feel free to contact me if it seems I would be a good fit for you and your child!