Katy B.|Toms River, NJ
7 yrs exp
36 yrs old
Mature And Caring With A B.A. In Psychology And Has 7 Years Special Needs Experience
Hello! I have worked in the field of Special Needs for the past 7 years. What I love about working in this field is the diversity I find in the individuals I meet. Personalities, abilities, likes, dislikes, etc. are amazing and so unique to that person. I have never quite thought of "special needs" as a completely different population that requires me to behave differently around them. We are simply all individuals in the same population, each with our own disabilities that require the assistance of others, some just happen to be more easily observed than others. For example, if there is an issue with my computer that I haven't a clue the I'll need assistance. I began working in group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, where 24/7 care is provided and then moved on to work in adult training centers. I am currently working as an Employment Specialist/Job Coach that assists individuals with disabilities to find jobs in the community. As a result, I have training in medication administration, CPR/First Aid (current), and crisis management.