Special Needs Provider from Raleigh, NC 27603 - Care.com
full-time

Vanessa M.

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$15 – 20/hr Raleigh, NC
10+ yrs exp 45 yrs old
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Meet Vanessa

Experience with Autism, ADHD, ODD, speech, PT, OT and educational delays. I also have experience with illness and elder care. I have worked as a care provider for over 25 years. OBJECTIVE: To find a job that utilizes all of my vast knowledge and experience. One where I may face new challenges and experiences and continue to learn. SUMMARY: Over 25 years of work experience. Childcare experience and proficiency in assimilating into a new family culture. Skilled in maintaining routines, following commitments and creating schedules. Work well independently or as a team player. Always willing to learn something new or to make suggestions. Working knowledge of the social resources and services offered to the community of Suffolk County, New York. Knowledge of low-income areas, the residents and their problems. The ability to communicate with and explain agency policies and procedures to people from varied socio-economic and educational level. The ability to understand and deal effectively with the economic, social and emotional needs of individuals while carrying out assigned duties. Use sound judgment in unexpected and crisis situations that may arise. Work well independently or as a team player with the ability to establish effective working relationships with other agency employees, representatives of community organizations and the general public; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to prepare routine written reports. Research different problems and find problem solving strategies. EXPERIENCE: Business Owner and operator of Twists N- Turns Dancewear 2009- 2015 Nanny / Private family 2 children (Berger) West Babylon, New York Provided full-time care for 2 children for over 8 years. Stimulate child growth and foster an appreciation and love for learning and life. Planned age appropriate activities and outings. Transported to and from school and extra-curricular activities. Managed household duties such as errands, laundry and meal prep. Services provided a child with teaching, or training in areas of communication, cognitive motor skills and adaptive skills. As well as developing healthy social and emotional skills. Private Home Health Aid Copiague, New York Care for elderly female heart patient, 4 years of employment. * Plan physical exercise. *Prepare meals of proper nutrition. * Plan daily activities to help provide structure, meaning, and a sense of accomplishment for the patient. *As functions are lost, adapt activities and routines to allow the patient to participate as much as possible. * Keep activities familiar and satisfying, and keep instructions simple. * Allow patient to complete as many things as possible by herself. * Provide "cues" for desired behavior. * Keep the patient out of harm's way by removing things that could endanger them. * Transport patient to and from medical as well as social service appointments Community Service Worker Suffolk County Department of Social Services Hauppauge, New York Assist professional social workers in the implementation and delivery of agency programs and services. Considerable telephone or personal contact with clients and the general public. Supervision is received through conferences and review of work completed by supervisor. Provides information to individuals or groups concerning services offered by public or private agencies. Assists applicants in filling out forms for services and explains procedures to be followed. Make routine field visits to gather documentation and obtain information concerning an applicant's eligibility for agency services. Assists clients in locating housing. Evaluate day care and foster care homes by performing collateral visits to schools and other agencies to obtain information concerning the prospective day care or foster care home; maintains case plans by providing supportive home visits to clients. Provide transportation for clients in conjunction with the delivery of agency services. EDUCATION: Suffolk County Wilson Technology Medical Assistant Program Certified University of SUNY Farmingdale Office Management W/Medical Terminology Suffolk County Collage Brentwood Campus Social Science Tests: Suffolk County Community Service Worker.
Comfortable with pets
Non smoker
Has transportation
Willing to travel 30 mi

Vanessa Can Also Help With:

Companion
Organizing / Laundry
Packing / Moving
Meal Prep

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Alisa H.
Jan 11, 2019
In the time that I have known Vanessa we have become very close. I have 2 kids, one has developmental delays and sensory disorder, and a pet and I've seen her interact with all 3 many, many times. She definitely has a "mothering" or "caregiver" personality. Her tone and demeanor change appropriately as needed in order to properly navigate different situations. Vanessa is able to challenge the children she is around while remaining kind and supportive and making them feel comfortable. Her extensive experience in childcare shows and you can see that she knows the importance of combining learning and development along with fun and play as well as reinforcing basic manners and learning to be respectful. Vanessa is also an animal lover and it shines through when you see her with her dogs and also when she was caring for our cat. Also, her home is always clean and tidy and I know she puts in even more time and energy when caring for and/or cleaning someone else's home.
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