3 yrs exp
36 yrs old
Full Or Part-time Overnight Caregiver To Adults And Seniors With Special Needs
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! I am a compassionate yet efficient caregiver. I do whatever I can to empower the people I serve to live independently and safely, while assisting with activities of daily living as needed. I will renew my CPR/1st Aid (Infant-Adult) in June and am previously trained in the use of MANDT restraints.
After working in customer service for over 5 years, I decided to change careers to work in health care and I went back to college. I have primarily worked with adults and seniors with mental illness, mental retardation, developmental disabilities such as Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc. I have had direct experience managing behaviors and redirecting when necessary.
I have worked at a psychiatric treatment facility for adolescents as well. That, in addition to formal training in psychology and coping techniques, has helped me to reach out to the children with mental illness or inappropriate behaviors and encourage them to use their skills (such as DBT) to actively face their struggles now so they can conquer them in the future.
I passionately care for others and would love an opportunity to help your family!