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Carina A.

Female, Full-Time special needs caregiver , Belchertown, MA
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age
23
hourly rate
$ 10 - 20
experience
0 yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 20 mi
Non-smoker
Comfortable with pets

Meet Carina

I have had experience with special needs children since I was younger. My younger cousin was born with multiple disabilities which affect him both mentally and physically. I have taken part in his various therapies and have been one of the few people privileged enough to be trusted to watch him. I have learned his medications and how to use his oxygen tanks. Recently, my family has taken in a special needs 3-year-old as our foster child who suffers from shaken baby syndrome and due to this trauma suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on his left side. Although he is... more
I have had experience with special needs children since I was younger. My younger cousin was born with multiple disabilities which affect him both mentally and physically. I have taken part in his various therapies and have been one of the few people privileged enough to be trusted to watch him. I have learned his medications and how to use his oxygen tanks. Recently, my family has taken in a special needs 3-year-old as our foster child who suffers from shaken baby syndrome and due to this trauma suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on his left side. Although he is doing much better he suffers physically and mentally for the abuse he went through and has many delays. He also suffers emotionally in some aspects and frequently has what we believe to be flash backs. I have watched him over night and for extended periods of time. I know how to handle it if he has a seizure, I know how to handle his asthma including his nebulizer. I also help with his medicines and have been an active part in his cognitive development and progress and have worked with him in physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Living with a child with special needs has taught me so much and we couldn't love him more!
Throughout my life I have also taken care of my aunt with down syndrome and have had experience with being part of her life.
Although I have no paid experience, I do not believe that there is any substitute for living and helping care for your loved ones who are suffering from disabilities.

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Carina is willing to have taxes withheld.

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Experience

Age Group - Infant
Age Group - Youth

Services

Bathing/Grooming/Hygiene
Bed Baths
Behavior - Positive Behavioral Support
EPI Pen Injections
Feeding
Repositioning
Seizure Attendance
Transferring/Body Lifting
Diagnoses - ADD
Diagnoses - ADHD
Diagnoses - Autism
Diagnoses - Blindness/Visual Impairment
Diagnoses - Mobility Challenges
Diagnoses - Cognitive Disabilities
Diagnoses - Developmental Delays
Diagnoses - Down Syndrome
Diagnoses - Speech Delay
Diagnoses - Asthma
Diagnoses - Food Allergies
Diagnoses - Seizure Disorder
Willing to learn new diagnoses
Other services
Housecleaning
Errands/Shopping
Laundry
Meal Preparation
Date Night Jobs

Education

Worcester State College
Bachelor's in Psychology
2013
Languages
English

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Availability

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Early Morning6am-9am
Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Carina is available for: Full-Time and After school care and Summer Care
Carina is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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