Kathy L.|Norwalk, CT
4 yrs exp
34 yrs old
Caregiver For The Mentally And Physically Challenged
As a child, I remember seeing my great grandmother being treated harshly by her nurses and I would try to assist or help console her. As a result of this, I grew up volunteering in nursing homes as well as continuing my bond and care for my grandparents. I have taken courses in geriatrics as well as received my certificate as a certified nurse's aide in CT. I have worked in nursing homes and in private residences. In the Kennedy Center, I completed over 200 practicum hours in working with school aged individuals with unique behavioral challenges. I worked with young school-aged individuals with autism, ADHD, ADD, and learning disabilities. I was assigned to assist with homework, provide reading material, build dialogue, observe behavior and report to the child support paraprofessional. In combination of my personal, educational, and training experiences, I am skilled in providing quality care that encompasses the necessitation of compassion, empathy, listening, and privacy.