Care Companion in Albany, NY 12204.
Looking for part-time work as a care companion.
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- Age 38
- 1 year paid experience
Last signed in: Last week
Home Care Rates $15 per hour
I am a certified Elementary and Special Education Teacher currently staying home with my beautiful 9 month old daughter.
I graduated with a Master's in Education in 2006 and soon discovered that I wanted to take further classes to become Special Education certified. I worked as a Teacher's Assistant for a couple of years while I finished coursework. I supported students in a private special center, using a lot behavioral modification techniques, along with creativity and fun to help students learn and overcome challenges. I have a lot of experience with people with disabilities, who need adaptations in physical and mental tasks.
I then became a classroom teacher for students with Autism, designing lessons that were unique to a wide-range of abilities and ages. I then worked for students with severe physical disabilities and eventually, Pre-school students who just needed some support within their classrooms (helping them adjust to school schedule, helping them transition, socialize, helping teachers modify curriculum.
I have recently had the pleasure of caring and providing companionship for an elderly neighbor. I have fully enjoyed this experience, and think that I am a good fit for providing any level of help, from personal hygiene and overall well-being check ups, to light meal prep and being a friendly ear to listen. I think that it takes understanding and good instinct to provide good, solid care that is not demeaning and that allows for a mild, natural transition to having "help" around.
I am an extremely hard worker and I am easy going and principled.
I am looking to find some part-time work, while still caring for my daughter and helping keep her schedule and environment healthy.
Thank you for your time and I hope we can chat and discover a connection!
Age Specific Experience
1 year paid experience with:
- Over 85 years old
Experience with providing basic care services:
- Conversation and companionship
- Meal preparation
Experience with providing personal care services:
- Feeding and special diet
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Assistance
- Grooming Guidance
- Assistance with Pets
- Meal Planning
- Nutrition Education
Willing to run errands
Willing to provide non-medical transportation (e.g. to appointments, shopping, errands, etc.)
Availability & Job Preferences
Prefers to provide visiting care
- Permanent (1 to 2 years)
- Will consider a part time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 1/24/15
- Weekday Evenings
- Weekends Daytime
- Weekends Evenings
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