Dela-Edem Q.

$16.00 / hr

Los Angeles, CA

About Dela-Edem

My name is Dela Quashie. I have years of experience in providing caregiving services to individuals. I have performed tasks such as: grocery shopping; healthy meal preparation; money management; administering medication; personal hygiene; transportation services; as well as scheduling medical appointments I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals achieve their personal goals and find meaningful success in their lives. With a comprehensive background in psychology, including a Master’s Degree from Antioch University, my life coaching and case management skills that specialize in several areas: assisting individuals with various career and relationship issues, helping developmentally disabled adults feel empowered and be fully integrated in their local communities. I’ve spent the last 15 years professionally in the non-profit sector advocating for individuals by focusing on teaching independent living skills, relationship skills, and assisting them in both setting and achieving their various personal life goals. I am able to assess, plan, and evaluate each individual’s needs so that they can live a life of fulfillment and determination. I love helping those in need and making a positive impact in a person’s life, and I’m passionate about continuing my role in this field. As my professional life continues to progress,

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

Job Interests

    Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

    Skills & Expertise

    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Coordinator/ILS Instructor

    Jul 2008 - Apr 2016
    Creative Support
    Teaching and assisting intellectually disabled adults how to live independently in their homes. • Coordinate services including problem solving/life management issues with clients • Train, supervise, and evaluate Personal Assistants assigned to cases • Review and approve timesheets before submission to Management • Monitor client log book; develop/coordinate Personal Assistants schedules with each client • Participate in the development of objectives with clients • Ongoing communication with parents/relatives • Complete annual ISP’s; Semi-Annual; and Quarterly reports • Attend/conduct annual and semi-annual progress meetings • Provide back-up staff for direct services • Prepare client ID Notes each time services are given.
    Jul 2008 - Apr 2016

    Housing Case Manager

    Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
    Saint Joseph's Center
    Providing services to chronically homeless families in need of immediate housing. • Conduct family intakes to enroll in SJC Affordable Housing Program • Assist clients in completing Housing Assistant California Los Angeles (H.A.C.L.A) Section 8 Application • Accompany clients to H.A.C.L.A. interview to obtain Section 8 approval • Conduct housing searches for homeless families • Ongoing liaison between property managers and clients • Educate clients on their housing rights • Conduct monthly case management meetings in office and home visits • Document information using HMIS system
    Apr 2014 - Apr 2015

    Antioch University

    Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
    Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

    Overnight Support Worker

    Jan 2008 - Jul 2008
    United Cerebral Palsy
    Awake overnight staff to male client with cerebral palsy. • Provide direct assistance implementing individualized plans • Complete record keeping and documentation for clients ISP • Ensure general health and safety in client • Administer morning medication • Assist client in morning ADL’s.
    Jan 2008 - Jul 2008

    University of Massachusetts

    Jan 2000 - Jan 2005
    Jan 2000 - Jan 2005

    Marian High School

    Jan 1996 - Jan 2000
    Jan 1996 - Jan 2000
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