direct support professional resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

Caring healthcare aide with 3 years providing in-home care to over 20 patients. Detailed when reviewing instructions and medical charts to appropriately administer medications and treatments. Upbeat when entering patients' homes and throughout interactions for professional and personalized care services.

  • Bedside Care
  • Mobility Support
  • Client Education
  • Patient Restraint
  • First Aid Certification
  • Emergency Situations
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Community Integration
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Service Documentation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Client Records Management
  • Ability to Lift
  • Routine Adjustment
  • Attentive to People
  • Ability to Lift Clients
  • Incapacitation Care
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Patient Assessments
  • Independent Living
  • Household Cleaning
  • Safety Behaviors
  • Problem Identification
  • Care Plan Assessment
  • Personal Service
  • Vital Signs Management
  • Caring Companionship
  • Status Updates
  • Menu Preparation
  • Dietary Needs
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Laptop and Tablet Operation
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Family Member Training
  • Educational Support
  • Company Guidelines
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Word Processing
  • Daily Living Skills Instruction
  • Behavior Redirection
  • Assisting with Daily Living
  • Overseeing Daily Activities
  • Healthy Eating
  • Communication Assistance
  • Residential Support
  • Accurate Documenting
  • Personal Care Support
  • Enhancement Support
Work History
09/2019 to Current Direct Support Professional Aedd | Beebe, AR,
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Maintained clean, safe and well-organized patient environment.
  • Monitored progress and documented patient health status changes to keep care team updated.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Updated patient files with current vitals, behaviors and other data relevant to treatment planning.
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance to staff.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Led patient or group recreational activities for enhanced patient outcomes.
  • Minimized injuries to staff or patients through support or restraint to control patient movements.
  • Consulted with different healthcare disciplines to offer important mental health support to patients.
  • Helped diagnose patients and deliver treatments with medication administration and specimen collection.
  • Cooked meals and assisted patients with eating tasks to support healthy nutrition.
  • Assisted with daily living activities, running errands and household chores.
  • Supported daily hygiene needs of patients by assisting with bathing, dressing, dental care and personal grooming.
  • Transported clients to and from medical appointments with safety and efficiency.
  • Provided compassionate and patient-focused care to cultivate well-being.
  • Laundered items, changed sheets and made bed to keep patients' bedroom clean.
  • Recorded status and duties completed in logbooks for management.
  • Recorded patients' pulse, blood pressure and respirations (TPRs) to assess and document important health information.
  • Replaced bandages, dressings and binders to care for wounds and encourage healing.
  • Maintained strong connections within caregiver community to gain continuous knowledge.
  • Guided patients to restroom, Action and Action to support bladder and bowel relief requirements.
  • Provided staff coaching, mentoring and consultation to enhance performance and professional development.
  • Implemented physical therapy to support patient improvement in muscle tone, range of motion and injury recovery.
  • Assisted clients with daily living needs to maintain self-esteem and general wellness.
  • Maintained clean personal areas and prepared healthy meals to support client nutritional needs.
  • Provided safe mobility support to help patients move around personal and public spaces.
  • Transported individuals to events and activities, medical appointments and shopping trips.
  • Monitored client vital signs, administered medications and tracked behaviors to keep healthcare supervisor well-informed.
  • Planned healthy meals, purchased ingredients and cooked meals to provide adequate nutrition for client wellbeing.
03/2018 to 11/2019 Cook B.F. Saul Company Hospitality | Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and lunch service.
  • Inspected appliances, commercial fryers, and ovens to verify proper working order.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
01/2006 to 06/2016 Cook Supervisor State Of Delaware | Christiana, DE,
  • Planned and directed high-volume food preparation in fast-paced environment.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Initiated training for new team members on culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.
  • Mentored kitchen staff to prepare each for demanding roles.
  • Controlled food costs and managed inventory.
  • Directed activities of team of skilled kitchen workers preparing and serving meals.
  • Accurately completed end-of-day financial tasks worth over $Amount of cash and card transactions daily.
  • Set and oversaw weekly and special event menu plans.
Expected in 03/2013 to to Ged | Cincinnati State Technical And Community College, Cincinnati, OH GPA:
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Cat 1
  • Cat 2 g tube

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School Attended

  • Cincinnati State Technical And Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Cook
  • Cook Supervisor


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