direct care worker resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

Empathetic Direct Care Worker with sensitive and compassionate approach to cultivating trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for residents. Offers enhanced care with flexible learning approach for residents. Experience in residential settings providing guidance and encouragement to residents through physical and emotional support. Caring and empathetic Direct Care Worker with considerable experience in assisting youth with learning disabilities and behavior issues. Plans, develops, and implements individual program plans and carries out existing plan of care. Certified in medication administration and ensures that consumers take prescribed medicines and receive adequate nutrition. Efficient, accurate and detail-oriented Direct Care Worker able to take initiative and offering innate drive to succeed. Highly motivated to expand knowledge and skills.

Dedicated Educator focused on supporting faculty with classroom needs. Successful at maintaining clean and organized supplies, as well as planning activities and leading field trips. Excellent tutor, record keeper and multitasker.

Results-focused and award winning Sports Editor with five years of experience and expertise in coordinating, assembling, producing and publishing tailored content. Excellent communication, planning and problem-solving abilities with forward-thinking approach. Track record of obtaining coveted interviews and capturing breaking new stories.

  • Ads
  • Cashiering
  • Editor
  • Instruction
  • Office
  • Photography
  • Stories
  • Structured
  • Teacher
  • Articles
  • Medication management
  • Childcare experience
  • Medical chart documentation
  • Meeting planning
  • Project planning
  • Excellent planner and coordinator
  • Staff collaboration
  • Medication administration
  • Case management
  • Behavioral management
  • First aid and safety
  • Clinical quality program standards
  • State regulations knowledge
  • Community integration
  • Progress documentation
  • Educational assistance
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Progress reporting
  • Teacher support
  • Student needs support
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Classroom management
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Activity planning
  • Documentation
  • IEP compliance
  • Student inclusion
  • Headline writing
  • AP style editing
  • Compiling statistics
  • Analyzing games
  • Event coverage
  • Detail-oriented
  • Planning and coordination
  • Copywriting and editing
  • Exceptional time management
Work History
07/2015 to 03/2019 Direct Care Worker Camp Recovery | Overland Park, KS,
  • As a Direct Care Worker at a boy's youth residential facility serving the Upper Cumberland area, I worked closely with a house of youth ranging in age from 14-years-old to upwards of 18.
  • We strived to instruct these young men to become valuable, upstanding gentlemen in their respective communities.
  • I saw many tough cases of neglect enter the residence with nothing, and it was my responsibility to treat that child the same as I would any other boy that somehow ended up in State's custody.
  • I oversaw morning house chores after breakfast such as cleaning the kitchen, dining room, bathrooms and making beds.
  • I made sure residents practiced good hygiene such as brushing their teeth, hair and other routines to prepare for the day.
  • Kept residents engaged in social networks and communities.
  • Worked to improve and enhance residents' lives through effective and compassionate care.
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance when needed.
  • Documented residents' behavior in terms of mental status, sleeping and eating patterns in medical record books.
  • Evaluated client progress toward established annual and quarterly goals.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in residents' behavior to case manager.
  • Monitored and assisted residents through individual service plans.
  • Determined specific needs and provided most appropriate level of services to ensure well-being.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Kept juveniles mentally alert by interacting, conversing and engaging them.
  • Consulted with Lead Counselor to assess individual behavior and enhance care.
10/2008 to 05/2014 Paraprofessional Woodland School District 50 | Gurnee, IL,
  • Duties included but were not limited to assisting classroom teachers in an inclusion setting.
  • Simply put, in an average classroom setting of 20 students, maybe three to four were special needs students integrated into a normal, structured classroom environment.
  • My job was to make sure these students stayed on task, offering help when needed but not getting the student accustomed to simply awaiting answers.
  • Daily, students were pulled for 30-45 minutes a day for either one-on-one or small group instruction where just a handful and myself were in a less structured environment, but still controlled.
  • Assisting the classroom teacher in other various functions was also a common duty.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance to support classroom instruction.
  • Provided diverse assistance to teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Organized classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and results to assist lead teacher.
  • Created, prepared and executed plans for activities and lessons daily.
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
  • Worked with individual students to provide personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Graded tests and papers and recorded grades for teaching staff.
  • Kept learning environments focused, inclusive and supportive at all times.
10/2003 to 10/2008 SPORTS EDITOR Gannett Co. Inc. | Arlington, MA,
  • I covered as many DeKalb County area sports as possible, as well as wrote news stories and other articles of interest as needed.
  • Having been a small operation, my colleagues and I developed close-knit relationships.
  • My duties were in no way limited to just sports, writing and photography.
  • Many office chores were not expected but necessary to keep our small, beloved company afloat.
  • From assisting customers with ideas for ads to cashiering, everyone went above and beyond what was expected, with many late nights until our deadline was met.
  • Devised attention-grabbing headlines and summaries for each article.
  • Planned layout of sports section by formatting stories, graphics and headlines.
  • Developed and optimized online and print strategies to maximize coverage, advertiser funding and subscriptions.
  • Proofread, edited, and evaluated final copy to verify content aligned with established guidelines.
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | History And Geography Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN GPA:
  • Majored in History
  • Member of Pi Gamma Mu
  • Minored in Geography
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA
  • Dean's List multiple semesters
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi
Expected in to to Associate of Science | University Parallel Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma, TN, GPA:
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA
  • Minored in Education
  • Dean's List multiple semesters
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Majored in History

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School Attended

  • Cumberland University
  • Motlow State Community College

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