Carlos C.

$20.00 / hr

Washington, DC

About Carlos

I am seeking employment as a professional caregiver because of my lifelong desire to help others achieve their goals. I found an outlet for this desire as a caregiver at Community Systems, Inc. I've worked there since 2008, helping supported individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their personal outcomes. Two main facets of my time as a caregiver have kept me passionate about this work. The first is helping supported individuals get closer to their desired outcomes. One of the individuals whom I have supported for years has struggled with trusting the staff, and has a history of self-harm behaviors when he grows frustrated with communicating his needs. In my time working there, I have helped him build better communication strategies to the point that he can now let staff know about his needs with verbal or physical signs instead of harming himself. I have also worked with him on trusting the staff by building a relationship with him such that he no longer protests help with basic grooming and other daily tasks. Another supported individual wanted to build relationships in his neighborhood. I helped develop an ISP with him, and over a series of outings and experiences, I've had the joy of watching his happiness as he has developed the neighborhood relationships he desired. These experiences, big and small, are incredibly rewarding. The other facet that draws me to continue as a professional caregiver is the desire to make sure that no individual ever feels

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • 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

    • Hospice Care
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Assistant Manager

    Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
    Community Services, Inc.
    • Manage and maintain monthly group home budget. • Supervise staff. • Continue duties as educator/counselor, including assisting clients with intellectual disabilities in their daily activities, document, and Individual Service Plan (ISP) development.
    Jan 2011 - Mar 2015

    Northern Virginia Community College

    Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
    Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

    Educator/Counselor

    Jan 2008 - Jul 2010
    Community Services, Inc.
    • Assist Clients with Intellectual Disabilities. • Assist Clients with daily activities both in the home and out in public. • Assist in purchasing personal items. • Assist in organization of Financial, Medical, and Personal Documentation. • Administer first aid as needed. • Help plan ISP for persons supported.
    Jan 2008 - Jul 2010

    Host/Server

    Nov 2006 - Jan 2008
    Coastal Flats
    • Direct engagement with clients. • Assisted in training staff.
    Nov 2006 - Jan 2008

    Coach/Instructor

    Mar 2006 - May 2007
    Overtime Athletics
    • Supervised/coordinated daily athletic activities over children from the ages of 6-12. • Administered first aid as needed.
    Mar 2006 - May 2007

    Performer/instructor

    Mar 2003 - Mar 2005
    Off the cuff Productions, Sterling, VA
    • Assisted with instruction for high school improvisation group.
    Mar 2003 - Mar 2005
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