I am seeking employment as a personal assistant or caregiver, caring for people with physical or mental disabilities in their homes. Caring, energetic and patient, with experience in both clinical settings (nursing homes) and home-like settings (ICF/DD). I have experience assisting those with both physical and mental disabilities.
During this time, I was responsible for: toileting both mobile and bed ridden residents, assisting with meals for those who requested it, assisted with dressing, showering and shaving residents, as well as monitoring conditions of these residents in case of changes. I was requested by several nurses, as well as residents, to work their halls because of my abilities and my good attitude.
While holding this position, I worked with adults with mental illness and drug dependency problems. I was responsible for assisting development of skills for residents to be able to transition into independent living. Responsibilities including development of socialization skills through group activities, outings and one on one activities, development of personal hygiene skills through teaching proper hygiene and demonstrating, teaching clients how to maintain clean and healthy living environments as well as teaching clients proper nutrition and how to cook nutritious meals. Also included was educating residents on medications prescribed and possible side effects of such.
During this time, I was responsible for assisting adults with developmental disabilities with diagnoses ranging from borderline to profound disabilities. Duties included assisting with toileting, eating, bathing and socialization. Also included were speech therapy exercises and range of motion exercises. Developing activities to increase socialization and physical activity of residents. Ran outings weekly with residents in order to integrate into community and to become teach how to budget income.
Learned the basics of caring for those with disabilities, either physical or developmental, although most of the focus was on elderly people.
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