Seasoned Childcare Worker with over twenty years experience.The bulk of my experience has taken place in a group home setting acting as a Foster Parent to children with special need with a focus on teaching social skills. I have also worked supporting elementary school staff. Helping teachers foster a positive, productive and encouraging classroom environment.
Physically and verbally interacted with children while reinforcing concepts taught by classroom teachers.Collaborated with classroom teachers to keep activities running smoothly.Continually encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others. Redirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviors.
Helped children with reading fluency in a group setting.Redirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviors. Verbally interacted with children in the classroom setting.Continually encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others.
Lived in a group home setting with up to, ten children at a time, ranging in age of five to eighteen years. My husband and I were responsible for managing the home and caring for children who were both state and privately placed. This entailed meeting the physical, emotional and behavioral needs of the children under my care on a daily basis. I have been trained in a Behavioral Modification Model that focuses on teaching social skills to children in a loving manner enabling them to replace negative behaviors with positive skills. I have worked closely with parents, schools, social workers, health care professionals and others to formulate and implement individual treatment plans to ensure the the children under my charge received the best care possible. I have monitored educational progress by keeping detailed individual charts and files. Instructed Skill Training classes for children. Openly exchanged ideas and materials with coworkers. Organized activities that developed children's physical, emotional and social growth.
Coursework in Behavior Management.
Boys Town Model, Teaching Social Skills to Youth.
Coursework in Emergency Preparedness
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