Julia A.|Washington, DC
10 yrs exp
63 yrs old
Respite Provider/Transportation/Resource Provider/Companion Care
I have over 20 years of management experience and 15 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults with learning and developmental disabilities in a vocational and recreational environment. I have over ten years of experience as a companion for seniors. In addition, I have extensive experience working with families as a resource provider for transitional youth and seniors. In a recreational environment, I worked at summer camps sponsored by Children's National Medical Center for children with Epilepsy, Neurofibromatosis and Tourette syndrome. In addition, I worked as a program specialist for Montgomery County's Department of Therapeutic Recreation, where I taught as a dance/movement instructor for adults with developmental disabilities and seniors. I have training in behavior management, CPR and First Aid, special diets, seizure recognition, transportation, blood-borne pathogens and individual goal planning. I have undergone a Maryland and FBI background/fingerprints through the Criminal Justice Systems (CJIS) and a clean driving record. As a manager for American Management Systems (AMS), I partnered with the Fairfax County School systems, the Virginia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Jubilee Jobs to hire and train young adults with learning disabilities and other health conditions such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Asperger's syndrome and autism. During my tenure with AMS, I provided epilepsy awareness and seizure recognition training for the human resource department. I served on the company's corporate gift committee and encouraged/promoted volunteerism throughout the organization. Early in my career, I served as a volunteer and board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of the National Capital area (EF/NCA). I was on the speakers committee and spoke at numerous job fairs, employment sites and conferences about life experiences with epilepsy. In addition, I served as a vocational job coach and group co-facilitator for teens living with epilepsy.