Skilled special needs elementary/secondary Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant with 15+ years experience and the ability to work with children of various intellectual, behavioral and physical challenges. Impeccable organization ability, open to new learning experiences and challenging work environments. Seeking experience with educational needs of students as well as committed to parental involvement in creating a successful learning atmosphere for all.
Knowledge in Microsoft word
Knowledge in Microsoft Excel
Knowledge in Google Drive
Experience working special needs students
Effectively work with parents
Excellent classroom management
Patient and diligent
15 years as summer camp counselor
Active listening skills
Positive atmosphere promotion
Exceptional telephone etiquette
Strong lead development skills
educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the
development of skills needed to maintain jobs and life skills in the culinary
service field, such as proper facility cleaning, sanitation, safe food handling
techniques and prevention of food born illnesses.
Coached 10 students in various Special Needs events and summer camps.
Worked with over 100 special education students, grades kindergarten through post secondary, for over 16 years.
Mentored special needs students for the Variety School Key Club of about 12 students for the last 2 years.
Helped more than 100 students.
Chaperoned the Secondary grades on Community Based Instruction to various Variety School work sites with 6 students at a time.
Secured $600.00 in grant money to support 3 Variety School students to go to summer camp.
Involved with outside organizations such as the Elks Lodge.
Assisted with Heldorado Rodeo Queen.
Worked in Safe key with students/parents.
Interacted with Patients, Doctors, Nurses, and other health care professionals.
01/1998 to 01/2001
Certified Medical AssistantDr. Richard Briggs － Las Vegas, NVHelped physicians examine and treat
patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of
treatment regimens. Cleaned and
sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test
results in medical records. Escorted patients to
examination rooms and prepared them for physician exams. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented
progress of individuals participating in clinical trials. Ensured HIPAA compliance.
08/2003 to 06/2005
Psycho-social Rehabilitation WorkerEducare － Las Vegas, NV
Provide psychosocial rehab and basic skills training to individuals, children, adolescents, and families
.PSR services consist of the following components:Independent living services.
Coordination with health professionals and county agencies
Housing-related servicesSocial activities and communication
Services are social or behavioral in nature rather than medical
Emphasis is on client strength rather than pathology
Emphasis is on here and now rather than the past
Services are unique to the individual to address specific issues
Individuals can only concentrate on improving and learning one to two skills at a time. Therefore, support must be provided to address the deficit until the individual masters the current target skills.Stacking is not recommended, that is, mixing Skills Training and PSR at the same time.
PSR Services teaches psychological and behavioral skills on:Anger ManagementIdentifying antecedents to anger i.e. rejection, abandonment, past hurts, etc.
Handling criticism properly
Thinking before acting
Avoiding emotionally-charged situations
Problem Identification and Resolution
Identifying problems and finding solutions that require complex interventions
Relying on one's self for problem solving
Learning how to listen to others and convey their own wants and needs effectively
Respecting others' boundaries and understanding how to set limits
Life Skills Building
Setting realistic and specific goals, whether academically, vocational, independent living, or interpersonal
Self-reliance and self-confidence
Establishing a healthy emotional connection with others, whether it is through friendship, parent-child, or emotional intimacy
Knowing right from wrong, what is socially acceptable and what is not
Understanding why medication (whether medical or psychiatric) is needed and how to take it properly
Provide indirect services.Provide on-call services on a rotating schedule for all clients.
Provide on-call services for own caseload.
Participate in individual and group supervision.
Participate as a team member in a professional and cohesive manner, sharing expertise whenever possible.Comply with all goals and policies.
Provide other duties as required.
01/2001 to Current
Specialized Program Teachers AssistantClark County School District － Las Vegas, NV
Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking, discussion and demonstrations.
Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class.
Enforce both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.
Take students to community based instruction sights such as East Las Vegas Community Center, Sams Club, Walmart, Renaissance Fair, ect.
Establish positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and adminstrators.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Associates of Science in Registered NursingCollege of Southern Nevada (C.S.N.) － Las Vegas, NV, United States
Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assistant/ PhlebotomistEducation Dynamics Institute (E.D.I.) － Las Vegas, NV, U.S.Certified in Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Certified Nurses Assistant
Certified Medical Assistant
Title 1 Paraprofessional
Camp counselor for the city of Las Vegas
Camp counselor for Camp Sam (special needs camp)
Camp counselor for Clark County
Sunrise Girls fast pitch
I have worked with special needs students with various disabilities for the last 16 yrs. In a school setting as well as community settings. I have experience with Google Drive, Microsoft word, and Microsoft Excel. As a added bonus I have great people skills.