direct support professional resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Compassionate Direct Support Professional with over 6 years assisting adults with developmental disabilities achieve their personal goals of independence and self reliance. Talented at offering creative programing to address clients' individual support needs. Expert communicator when supporting clients' needs, documenting information and interacting with supervisors.

  • Case management for adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Client Assessments and Progress Documentation
  • Community integration
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Direct Care
  • Flexible schedule and availability
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • First Aid and Safety
  • Medication Administration
  • Special Needs Education
Yoga With Shawna Imperial Beach, CA, Expected in 11/2019 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : - GPA :
Active Language Cadiz, Spain, Expected in 2005 Certificate in TESOL, TEFLOxford/Trinity : Teaching English As A Second Language - GPA :
California State University - Chico Chico, CA Expected in 2004 Bachelor of Arts : Art Education - GPA :
Palomar College San Marcos, CA, Expected in 1999 Associate of Arts : Liberal Studies - GPA :
  • CPR/First Aid: Adult and Infant
  • Yoga Teacher
Work History
Ibero-American Action League, Inc. - Direct Support Professional
Geneva, NY, 10/2014 - 04/2021
  • Supported adults with developmental disabilities with daily needs like budgeting, cooking, problem solving, attending college, and personal care.
  • Supported adults with developmental disabilities identify and achieve long-term goals like obtaining employment and accessing government programs.
  • Advocated for clients of the San Diego Regional Center, as needed, at medical appointments, worksites, or with in their communities.
  • Kept daily and monthly documentation on 8-17 clients.
  • Assisted clients in any way necessary to facilitate independence and well-being.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Entrusted to handle confidential and sensitive situations in professional matter.
Capital Vacations - Plant Vendor & Artist
Springfield, MO, 10/2020 - Current
  • Plant vendor and artist inside a dynamic, co-op gift boutique.
  • Set up displays and signage to attract customers and boost sales for plants, art, and events.
  • Enhanced overall store appearance by applying careful consideration to product and display locations.
  • Prepared interesting and innovative visual displays to grab customer interest and promote sales.
  • Purchased wholesale plants from local and online nurseries.
  • Promoted seasonal products and trends to move stock and prepare for incoming inventory.
  • Marketed online though social media platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of plants and plant care.
Caliber Collision - Customer Service Representative
City, STATE, 10/2013 - 10/2014
  • Responsible for providing excellent customer service, acquiring new customer relationships, and office management in a busy, corporate auto body repair shop.
  • Troubleshoot and prioritize customer needs, and connect them with proper service.
  • Collaborate service and schedule with outside companies like Enterprise Rentals, tow, and insurance companies.
  • Capture sales through cold-calling and follow-up.
  • Answer multiple phone lines, extensive use of office equipment, organize and maintain physical customer files and well as electronic files.
  • Perform daily tasks that facilitate efficient office flow in order to maximize time as well as keep harmonious co-worker relationships.
Additional Information
  • Moving to the Cottonwood, AZ area in May 2021

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School Attended

  • Yoga With Shawna
  • Active Language
  • California State University - Chico
  • Palomar College

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Plant Vendor & Artist
  • Customer Service Representative


  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Certificate in TESOL, TEFLOxford/Trinity
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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