eden educator mentorlife enrichment directorcommunity services resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Career Overview

Eden Educator, Mentor & Coordinator. I consider myself a "World Maker" making it a priority to train, grow and empower others to embrace culture change and become "World Makers" and create lives worth living for our Elders. I am a resident directed care trainer, with excellent communication skills, and a passion for teaching as demonstrated by almost 30 years of teaching experience. I am a trainer who is organized, driven and effective at using efficient methods of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of each participant. I am a specialist knowledgeable about theories and methods used in designing, developing and delivering successful training programs and adult learning concepts. In addition I am also an experienced business woman, having owned and operated my own business. I understand the importance of being detail oriented and focus driven. I have worked with a vast number of people and traveled the world over. I consider passion and teamwork the key to success.

Core Strengths
  • Effective policy and program development
  • Staff development/training
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Strong leader development skills
  • Process improvement & Change management facilitator
  • Compelling public speaker
  • Community outreach expert
  • Knowledge of Regulatory Compliance and awareness of legal and ethical standards
  • Experience working in a clinical setting with Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Broad medical terminology
  • Event management
  • Project tracking & performance criteria
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Microsoft Office
  • Desktop and laptop expert
  • Reports generation and analysis
  • Social media knowledge
  • Strong planning skills
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Superb time management skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Unsurpassed work ethic
  • Energetic personality
  • Perform well in high-demand, fast-paced environments.Calm and level-headed under duress
Relevant Professional Experience
10/2002 to Current Eden Educator & Mentor,Life Enrichment Director,Community Services Lineage Logistics | Wilmington, NC,

10+ years experience in long term care with primary focus on resident directed care responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Eden Alternative Educator -Certifications in Eden Associate Training, G.R.O.W.T.H., Open Hearts, Open Mind, & Leadership training.

Eden Mentor- Traveling to other Eden Homes assisting and training staff about resident directed care and the Eden Philosophy. As a mentor I am also a member of the "Welcoming Committee" for all new Eden Homes. I have traveled to over 20 homes and continue to work and support them as they grow.

"Seedling" Trainer- Developed and implemented this 8 hour new employee training as an introduction to the Eden Alternative. This program also encourages each new employee to examine their role in creating a home where each elder is honored and valued as an individual being.

"Care Partner" Trainer- Have spent the last 2 years developing and implementing a program to cross-train nursing staff in the areas of culinary services, neighborhood kitchens, housekeeping, laundry services, life enrichment and team self-management.

Life Enrichment Director & Certified Activity Professional- Developed and Implemented new program, "Reconstructing Activities", which centers on meaningful activities one elder at a time. As a result State Surveyors noted our program as " Exemplifying Culture Change as it relates to Resident directed leisure time."

One Vision Committee Member-working with stakeholders and state regulatory officials to re-frame Federal and State Long Term Care regulations to reflect a person directed point of view to create a uniform understanding between LTC homes and the State Surveyors.

Star Forum Committee Member-networking with other County Medical Care Facilities to develop and support each-other on our Eden Journey.

Certified Dementia Practitioner- Training staff and families about Dementia, it's meaning, stages of progression and how to understand and deal with elders and loved ones suffering with this disease.

Steering Committee Member- Involved in the beginning to end 4 year process to plan, create, build, and open 2 specialized Dementia Care homes. Each home, called "Cottages" are home to 12 elders and their care partner teams. This process included countless meetings with architects, contractors, county officials, state regulators, fire marshall's, interior designers, board members, staff members, elders, family members and the public at large.

Team Building- Responsible for conducting monthly learning circles to allow for all team members to have a voice in the happenings of the home. Promotes open, honest communication between all staff members in a non-threating, safe environment. Learning circles are also utilized in one-one conflict resolution.

05/1980 to Current Combat Medic U.S. Navy/U.S. Army | City, STATE,

Aviation Medical Tech/Combat Medic-

Responsible for the search and rescue of combat wounded soldiers.

Training of military personnel in the area of "buddy care" and "combat life support" certifying over 2700 troops during "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Bosnia/Kosovo 2005-2007.

Set up and supervision of field medical unit serving over 1300 combat injured soldiers and civilians in Kosovo.

Trained US Navy Pilots in land and water survival at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola Fl while preparing for "Operation Desert Storm" 1991.

In-flight medical tech during "Operation Black Hawk"-Panama Canal zone.-1982.

1996 to 05/2002 Owner/Operator LA Weight Loss Center | City, STATE,


Franchise partner of LA Weight Loss Centers in Michigan. Responsible for

location of centers, build out of centers,advertising,contracts,training of staff sales team, payroll, supplies, direct sales, reports, local and national conferences.

Education and Training
Expected in 2013 | Certified Dementia Care Practitioner NADONNA-Dementia Care, Mount Pleasant, MI GPA:
Expected in 2010 | G.R.O.W.T.H. & Open Hearts Open Minds Eden Alternative, Battle Creek, MI GPA:
Expected in 2009 | Train the Trainer Eden Alternative Trainer, Battle Creek, MI GPA:
Expected in 2009 | Train the Trainer C.E.A.T. Eden Alternative, Battle Creek , MI GPA:
Expected in 2008 | Eden Alternative Certified Eden Associate Training, Mount Pleasant, MI GPA:
Expected in 2004 | Advanced Combat Medicine U.S. Army Combat Medicine School, Ft. Sam Houston, TX GPA:
Expected in 1996 | Navy Recruiting School Military Recruiter School, Arlington, VA GPA:
Expected in 1992 | Advanced Instructor Training Master Instructor Course, Arlington, VA GPA:
Expected in 1990 Bachelor of Arts | Sociology Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC GPA:
Expected in 1988 | Train the Trainer Course U.S. Navy Instructor, Pensacola, FL GPA:
Expected in 1986 | Leadership & Management- Senior Level Advanced Leadership Training, Chicago, IL GPA:
Expected in 1984 | In-flight emergency medicine Aviation Search & Rescue, Chicago, IL GPA:
Expected in 1982 | In-Flight Emergency Medicine Aerospace Medicine, Chicago, IL GPA:
Expected in 1981 | Medical Assistant Hospital Corps School, Chicago, IL GPA:
Expected in 1981 | Leadership, Management & Education Military Leadership , Pensacola, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • NADONNA-Dementia Care
  • Eden Alternative
  • Eden Alternative Trainer
  • Eden Alternative
  • Certified Eden Associate Training
  • U.S. Army Combat Medicine School
  • Military Recruiter School
  • Master Instructor Course
  • Campbell University
  • U.S. Navy Instructor
  • Advanced Leadership Training
  • Aviation Search & Rescue
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Hospital Corps School
  • Military Leadership

Job Titles Held:

  • Eden Educator & Mentor,Life Enrichment Director,Community Services
  • Combat Medic
  • Owner/Operator


  • Bachelor of Arts

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