Caregiver Special Needs resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Dedicated Caregiver highly experienced in addressing both physical and emotional patient needs. Familiar with scheduling and managing appointments, coordinating household support and offering caring companionship. Well-organized with medications and physically fit to handle any client need. A highly motivated person excited to learn new skills to grow mentally and personally. flexible personality able to handle almost anything thrown at me and handle any task asked of me, if i do not know how to do something i am eager to learn and put forth my very best effort.

  • High-volume dining
  • Effective sales techniques
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Safe food handling
  • Menu memorization
  • Relationship management
  • Check payment processing
  • Liquor, wine and food service
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Above average computer skills
  • Effective communication
  • First aid and safety
  • Community activities
  • Community integration
  • Client documentation
  • Records management
  • Compassionate client care
  • Care plan management
  • Knowledge of state regulations
  • Behavior redirection
  • Patient relations
  • Collecting vital signs
  • Medical terminology knowledge
  • Ability to lift when needed
08/2013 to 09/2016 Caregiver, Special Needs Atria Senior Living Group, Inc. | Westminster, CO,
  • Monitored vital signs and medication use, documenting variances and concerning responses.
  • Assisted disabled individuals to foster independence while still closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Worked to improve patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Completed general housekeeping work to help clients, including preparing healthy meals and keeping personal areas neat.
  • Transported clients to locations such as medical appointments and group meetings to maintain social connections and meet medical needs.
  • Provided basic care for elderly patients, including scheduling appointments and managing finances and legal matters.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet client dietary requirements such as diabetic, low sodium and high protein.
  • Worked with supervisory medical staff to review cases and improve care.
  • Coordinated and administered medications and organized healthcare appointments to maintain optimal client health.
  • Assisted families in planning for meals and shopping for ingredients to meet nutritional plans.
  • Helped clients handle all personal needs, from simple cleaning and daily exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Cleaned and sanitized rooms and equipment using aseptic technique to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
  • Delivered high-quality, geriatric care to private client.
  • Took and recorded patient temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure to monitor health statistics.
  • Fostered relationship with client, providing companionship and counseling.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment to promote client happiness and safety.
  • Directed patients in simple prescribed exercises, including passive and active ROM to maintain musculoskeletal functions and increase strength.
  • Engaged client in physical and mental activities to sustain quality of life.
02/2012 to 04/2012 Waitress Hilton Worldwide | Santa Clara, CA,
  • Recommended daily specials, wine selections and desserts to guide patrons toward more profitable items.
  • Addressed any concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Attended to new customers quickly to inquire about drinks and start off dining experience with prompt beverage service.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts to boost performance of serving staff.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Communicated effectively with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.
  • Recorded orders and partnered with team members to efficiently serve food and beverages.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists, including emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and organized food speed racks, bins and dry storage racks to keep food storage areas neat and prevent food-borne illness.
  • Prepared salads and appetizers to back up kitchen staff.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Transported all dirty glassware and utensils from dining room to dishwashing area for proper cleaning.
  • Explained preparation of various menu items, describing ingredients and cooking methods to customers.
10/2011 to 01/2012 Hostess Vail Resorts | Wilmot, WI,
  • Supported management by helping resolving customer service and food-related issues to maintain guest satisfaction.
  • Monitored dining area to assess server capacity and accurately estimate wait times.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Worked phones to collect reservation information and communicate updates to guests.
  • Answered telephone to provide establishment information and take party reservations.
  • Helped restaurant staff set up small and large events to coordinate smooth execution.
  • Transported all dirty glassware and utensils from dining room to dishwashing area for proper cleaning.
  • Managed guest expectations by relaying information regarding hours, wait times and specials.
  • Accommodated guests with special needs, including accommodations for child seats and wheelchairs.
  • Kept tables neat, cleared away dirty dishes, wiped down surfaces and refreshed glasses.
  • Made special accommodations for customers by collaborating with front of house staff to move tables and adjust seating.
  • Walked through dining room during service to ensure guest satisfaction and advise servers and bussing staff of specific service needs.
  • Maintained open communication with kitchen staff regarding cook times to prevent overloading workers and creating dissatisfied customers.
  • Answered phones politely and promptly, accurately recording and confirming reservations.
  • Answered questions about food and order statuses for waiting customers.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2012 High School Diploma | West Plains Sr. High School, West Plains, MO GPA:

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School Attended

  • West Plains Sr. High School

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  • Caregiver, Special Needs
  • Waitress
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  • High School Diploma

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