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Leigh D.

Female, Full-Time special needs caregiver , Dedham, MA
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age
27
hourly rate
$ 15 - 25
experience
4 yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 30 mi
Non-smoker
Comfortable with pets

Meet Leigh

I have a BA in social work. I graduated from a British school and with this degree I am a licensed and registered social worker in the UK. I now live in Dedham, MA with my husband and a client (shared living).

I am currently working in an agency that places and supports children in foster care. I work with children between the ages of 0-22 years old. I work to stabilize placement and manage difficult stress/trauma related behavior. I am also a caregiver to an individual who lives with us. The individual is 31 years old and is diagnosed with autism and PTSD. This is...
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I have a BA in social work. I graduated from a British school and with this degree I am a licensed and registered social worker in the UK. I now live in Dedham, MA with my husband and a client (shared living).

I am currently working in an agency that places and supports children in foster care. I work with children between the ages of 0-22 years old. I work to stabilize placement and manage difficult stress/trauma related behavior. I am also a caregiver to an individual who lives with us. The individual is 31 years old and is diagnosed with autism and PTSD. This is kind of like 'adult foster care'. The individual has very difficult oppositional behaviors and only responds to positive reinforcement. The individual requires help with personal care.

My previous experience includes children suffering from mental health illnesses, vulnerable children coming from difficult backgrounds, youth work and preventing crime and delinquent behavior, and children and adults with learning disabilities with extensive experience working with autism. I also worked at a summer camp for 4 summers consecutively, starting as a counselor and was promoted through the years to my final position as assistant camp director.

I am energetic, hardworking, reliable and very passionate about any job that I take on. I ideally would like to be a nanny for a family where I can be part of a child's life long term. I am very considerate to the family's needs and would like to work closely with the family to ensure your family values are not being compromised.

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Experience

Age Group - Infant
Age Group - Youth
Age Group - Teen
Age Group - Adult

Services

Bathing/Grooming/Hygiene
Bed Baths
Behavior - Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior - Positive Behavioral Support
Dressing Assistance
Feeding
Transferring/Body Lifting
Diagnoses - ADD
Diagnoses - ADHD
Diagnoses - Aspergers
Diagnoses - Autism
Diagnoses - Autism Spectrum Disorder
Diagnoses - Cerebral Palsy
Diagnoses - Cognitive Disabilities
Diagnoses - Mental Illness
Willing to learn new diagnoses
Other services
Medical Transportation
Housecleaning
Errands/Shopping
Laundry
Meal Preparation

Education

University Of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's in Social Work
2010
Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
I am willing to be trained in CPR/First Aid if required (at my expense).
Languages
English

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As of 09/25/11 to 09/25/20
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
Leigh is available for: Full-Time and After school care and Before school care
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