child care worker resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Attentive former Teacher's Aide and Direct Support Professional with background caring for multiple children simultaneously. Positive role model focused on supporting development and teaching new skills. Certified in first aid and CPR with dedication to creating safe, inclusive and engaging learning environments for all children.


Certifications in CPR, First Aid and SCIP-R interventions. Also took diabetic training course at work. However I am not AMAP certified. I haven't taken AMAP since either 2006 or 2007.

Work History
06/2020 to Current Child Care Worker City Of Golden | Golden, CO,
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline.
  • Prepared healthy foods and beverages for children based on optimal dietary guidelines and individual restrictions.
  • Maintained effective schedule balance between rest periods, active play and instruction.
  • Promoted good behavior with positive reinforcement methods.
  • Helped to watch over 12 autistic female individuals in a house setting.
  • Offered top-notch care to 12 children at once, ranging in age from 13 to 21.
  • Kept notes of behavior issues, food served and to children.
  • Sanitized dishes, tabletops, toys and frequently touched surfaces to prevent spreading of germs.
  • Applied positive behavior management techniques to enhance social interactions and emotional development.
  • Distributed food, napkins and beverages in preparation for snack time.
  • Assisted children with putting on coats and cold-weather gear before going outside.
  • Cared for children ages 13 to 21 in nurturing and age-appropriate way.
  • Set and enforced rules to maintain children's safety and created welcoming, caring environments for all children.
  • Added daily log information to permanent records outlining observations, meals, and what the individuals were doing every hour and keeping track of where each of them were all throughout the day while in the house.
  • Took them outside to the playground area on the residential school campus to keep them active, and played ball with them, playing music on the Bluetooth speaker for them.
  • Assisting staff when dealing with any types of behavioral issues that may occur with the individuals.
11/2019 to Current Direct Support Professional Elwyn | Norristown, PA,
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance to staff.
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Assisted individuals with bathing, grooming, dressing and oral hygiene care both in private residences and facilities.
  • Built and maintained rapport with clients and family members to facilitate trusting caregiver relationship.
  • Laundered items, changed sheets and made bed to keep individual's bedroom clean.
  • Supported daily hygiene needs of individuals by assisting with bathing, dressing, dental care and personal grooming.
  • Assisting staff and individuals with doing recreational activities in the classroom setting as well as in residential setting during the covid pandemic.
  • Also feeding the individuals during breakfast and lunchtimes in both program and in the residences.
  • Assisting other staff in behavioral situations in order to keep individuals and staff safe from harm.
01/2015 to Current Direct Support Professional Elwyn | Delaware County, PA,
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Mostly responsible for one particular individual in the residence who has multiple disabilities and medical issues.
  • Feeding, bathing, and brushing the individual's teeth. Ensuring that he gets his blood sugar checked before every meal, and also making sure he gets his snacks at specific times of the day due to his diabetes.
  • Taking him out for walks around the property and down the street.
  • Always providing a safe and nurturing environment for him.
  • Letting him listen to his radios whenever he wants to.
08/2001 to 02/2021 Teacher's Aide/Direct Support Professional Maryhaven Center Of Hope | City, STATE,
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance to staff.
  • Set up equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Supported classroom activities.
  • Monitored students on field trips, handling roll call and group movement to keep individuals safe in public settings.
  • Distributed learning materials such as worksheets to students.
  • Completed special meal documentation by initialing sheets for children who had a special diet in their dietary plans. Also feeding, toileting and bringing the individuals to the nursing station for any body checks, medical appointments with the doctor and occasionally also assisting nursing staff with going with them along with individuals out on medical appointments due to possible potential behavioral concerns.
  • Attended in-services for specific children.
  • Assisted in dealing with behavioral situations daily in order to keep both residential students and staff safe from harm, including responding to assistance calls to other classrooms when a truly dangerous behavior situation would occur, utilizing SCIP-R interventions if needed.
  • Helped prepare individuals during morning care in the dorms in preparation for their school day and also for those that attended their Day Hab programs as well.
  • Also worked in the dorm settings for many years before switching to the school program in same building.
  • Feeding, bathing individuals.
  • Ensuring all paperwork is complete before the day is out.
  • Responding to assistance calls to other dorms when SCIP-R interventions are being utilized.
  • Working the afternoon and overnight shifts.
  • Ensuring all individuals are being monitored and checked on every hour during the overnight shift and that daily bed checks are documented hourly.
  • Writing out IES forms when needed and any other forms of paperwork when necessary.
  • Always providing a warm and nurturing environment.
Expected in 06/2000 to to High School Diploma | Longwood Senior High School, Middle Island, NY, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Longwood Senior High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Teacher's Aide/Direct Support Professional


  • High School Diploma

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