When I go to work I want to go with enthusiasm and purpose. My first love has always been working with children. I loved my job as a teacher assistant working with students with special needs. I don't just want a job, I want what I do to have purpose and to make a difference in the lives of others.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Superb time management skills
Basic clerical knowledge
In-depth knowledge of autism
Managed team of 11 to 20 personnel. Promoted to Supervisor after 10 months of employment. Increased company organization by developing relevent documents such as menus, grocery shopping lists and employee job descriptions. Successfully planned and executed staff meetings. Facilitated small reading and writing groups, phonics groups and math groups for grades third through twelfth. Managed classes of up to 30 students. Designed weekly lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material. Managed scheduling to ensure adequate staffing through high-volume staff turnover.
DSP Life Connections LLCGillette, WYResidential Supervisor, House Leader
As a DSP I provided direct care to clients such as toileting, feeding and bathing.
I completed household chores such as laundry, cooking and dishes.
I gave client medication in accordance to company policy.
As the Residential Supervisor I supervised the staff, made sure clients' individual care plans and behavior plans were followed, gave verbal and written reprimands and dismissed under preforming staff.
I created documents as needed such as shopping lists, pull and prep instructions, cleaning lists, job duty assignments, and preparing of a weekly staff schedule.
I reported any concerns to the director and chaired staff meetings.
I also was responsible for training new staff and making sure company policies were being followed.
As a House Leader I supervised the staff assigned to work at that residential house, made sure the paperwork was completed correctly and in a timely manner and that clients care plans and behavioral plans were followed.
I bought groceries weekly for the clients and made sure menus were followed and client dietary restrictions were being adhered to.
I also took clients to their doctor and dental appointments and reported any concerns to the director.
Powder River TransportationGillette, WYCoach Driver
Pre-trip and post-trip inspection of coach, paperwork related to inspections, maintaining a current driver log, fueling coach, and driving coal mine workers to and from the coal mines in a safe and responsible manner.
Jackson Public SchoolsJackson, MITeacher Assistant
Supervising special educational students inside and outside of the special education classroom.
Preparing and implementing lesson plans, creating and or following different teaching methods until students could grasp lesson concepts.
I followed teacher directives and supported the special education teacher and regular education teacher by grading papers, making copies, helping students complete their schoolwork & making sure it was turned in on a timely fashion and reporting any problems or concerns to the teacher.
Sometimes these duties have included supervising and assisting students in the community, toileting and showering students and helping nonverbal students to communicate through communication aids such as communication books, computer programs and acquiring sign language skills.
I have worked many summer jobs during my employment at Jackson Public Schools.
I have made oil pumps, put tractor seats together, inspected parts for quality control, maintenance, janitorial, painted inside buildings, worked in a hospital laundry and counseled at risk youth.
Spring Arbor UniversitySpring Arbor, MIBachelor of Arts: Family Life Education
Jackson Community College Jackson, MIAssociate of Arts
Compassionate and trustworthy. Time management skills and detail-oriented. Valid Wyoming driver's license. Completed the Person Centered Thinking training. Have valid CPR certification (BLS Provider).