Benjamin B.|Dupont, WA
4 yrs exp
34 yrs old
Ben- Caregiver For Hire With A Diverse Skillset
I've been caring for children in diverse settings since I was 14. Like many eldest children, I taught at an early age to care for my younger siblings, and from there I moved on to babysitting children of family friends in our neighborhood.
During high school, I continued babysitting to earn extra money, and was extremely active in the Boy Scouts, who offered me the opportunity to care for and mentor young men in varying capacities, culminating in my work at Boy Scout Camps and High Adventure Bases as a leader and mentor. In addition to working in structured environments, I was entrusted with the enormous responsibility of leading small group hiking and camping trips on the Appalachian Trail.
Since high school, I worked as an Emergency Medical Technician to pay for college, and that forms the core of my recent interaction with children. While children and emergency situations often produced highly stressful and sometimes heart-wrenching results, the company I worked for also provided inter-facility transport services, which offered unique opportunities to interact with children with specialized needs and offer them a brief diversion from the chaotic and monotonous care of a major hospital system.
While I have little paid experience working with children due to my most recent occupation, I am utterly trustworthy, willing to do whatever is necessary to satisfy the client, and am willing to provide numerous professional and character references. I'm also flexible and welcome complex or atypical care situations.