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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Well-rounded direct care professional passionate about offering support for emotional, ADLs, physical and mental needs in pediatric, adult, geriatric, IDD, and dementia care. Honed various skills over many years as a caregiver for medically complex sister with IDD and further utilized them in professional settings. Vigilant and devoted to patients while prioritizing communication, collaboration, documenting information and interacting with supervisors.

Skills
  • ADL & Personal Hygiene Assistance
  • Assisted Living & Companionship
  • Seizure & Respiratory Protocols
  • Vitals Monitoring & Documentation
  • Special Dietary Needs
  • Safety Behaviors
  • Social Perceptiveness & Empathy
  • Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Mobility Support & Devices
  • Behavior Redirection & Reinforcement
  • Incontinence Care
Work History
03/2022 to Current
Direct Care Professional The Mentor Network Eureka, CA,

Various group homes for adults with IDD

  • Provided or assisted in ADLs of 5 residents according to individual needs and capabilities, while encouraging independence where possible.
  • Delegated tasks and responsibilities among coworkers such as administering medication, outings, housekeeping, cooking, and hygiene.
  • Transported individuals to events and activities, medical appointments and shopping trips, keeping clients engaged in social networks and communities.
  • Provided safe mobility support to help residents move around personal and public spaces.
  • Documented residents' mental status, sleep and eating patterns in record books, maintaining effective communication between shifts.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities in patients' health or behavioral status to manager(s) and nurse(s).
  • Built strong relationships with residents and encouraged activities, entertainment, and hobbies.
  • Prepared and served meals according to prescribed diets, and monitored intake of food or assisted with feeding.
  • Helped residents make informed and educated decisions.
03/2017 to Current
Nanny 2 Fellas & A Big Vehicle Broken Arrow, OK,

Boy (5-9) with ASD & Girl (6) with ADHD

  • Utilized unique approaches to engage children in activities such as games, puzzles, books, physical activity, art, and social play.
  • Collaborated with guardians to develop and implement discipline to promote positive behavior, and structured routines to decrease emotional and behavioral dysregulation.
  • Attentive to sensory triggers, implementing coping techniques for SPD issues appropriately
  • Supported and redirected children during socialization with others.
  • Assisted with light housekeeping duties.
  • Reinforced responsible habits such as cleaning up after meals and putting toys and belongings away.
  • Assisted with homework.
  • Bathed, dressed, and aided in other hygiene tasks.
  • Monitored areas for safety hazards and educated children with muted fear response on how to safely interact with various environments and activities.
03/2016 to 08/2021
Personal Care Assistant Liberty Homecare Southport, NC,

Geriatric (March 2021 - Aug 2021)

  • Assisted with daily living activities; running errands, general housekeeping, managing laundry and completing weekly grocery shopping.
  • Provided companionship and emotional support, addressing senior social isolation.
  • Transported individuals to events and activities, medical appointments and shopping trips.
  • Translated important information to client regarding medical care, supplies, and utilities.

Pediatric IDD (until May 2018)

  • Remained alert to problems or health issues and adjusted to changes in care accordingly.
  • Prepared ketogenic diet feeds and medications administered them via G-Tube.
  • Monitored respiratory condition by observing breathing sounds and oximeter readings during and in between respiratory treatments.
  • Utilized hoyer lift and other transferring techniques within home, independently or while providing nurse assistance.
  • Implemented physical therapy exercises and devices to help with mobility issues due to wheelchair use.
  • Disinfected medical equipment and machinery (suction machines, c-pap, commodes, wheelchair)
  • Recorded and documented vitals as well as ketones, blood sugar, seizure activity and sleep.
02/2018 to 07/2020
Customer Service Sargent Aerospace Rancho Dominguez, CA,
  • Greeted customers at counter to take orders, fulfill requests and answer questions.
  • Strictly followed sanitation and food safety guidelines as required by regulatory agencies and company.
  • Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.
  • Kept supplies in sufficient stock by assessing inventory levels and reporting lower stock items.
  • Communicated effectively with customers to help select appropriate orders, and used deescalation tactics to resolve conflicts.
  • Circulated kitchen area to identify support tasks.
Education
Expected in 05/2024 to to
Bachelor of Science: Public Health
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
GPA:
  • [Best Buddies Pitt Chapter] Member
  • [Hard Hitters Volleyball at B&G club] Member
  • [Pre-Health Spotlight] Member
  • [Pitt Association for the Blind] Member
Expected in 05/2020 to to
High School Diploma:
BMC Durfee High School - Fall River, MA,
GPA:
  • National Honor Society Merit Scholar
  • State Senate Official Citation
  • [Christian Herter Memorial Scholarship] Recipient (Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Education)
  • Special Needs Education Department Mentorship



Certifications

CPR and First Aid

Safety Care Training

DDS Mandated Reporting

Human Rights Training

Transportation Training

HIPPA Compliance

Safety Skills for Children with ASD

Risk Management for Direct Support Professionals


Languages
Portuguese:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:
Spanish:
Professional Working
Negotiated:
American Sign Language:
Elementary
Negotiated:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BMC Durfee High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Care Professional
  • Nanny
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Customer Service

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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