Sandra D.

$16.00 / hr

I am a single mother of 5 and my children are all grown now. I took care of my elderly neighbor on a volunteer basis for 12 years. I was not paid any money but had love and compassion for her. She was in a wheelchair and lived alone. On a daily basis I would collect her mail, wash clothes or sheets as needed, tidy her house, make sure she had something to eat, and wash her dishes. On the weekends I cut her grass in the summer and do a weekly grocery shopping run and put groceries away. On a monthly basis I would pick up her monthly prescriptions and take her to doctor visits as needed. I would sp end some evenings throughout the week for 1 - 2 hours keeping her company which included a weekend. In addition each morning I would dress her legs with bandages to stop the fluid seeping from her legs as requested by her doctor. I arranged for her to have an electric wheelchair to help her get around better which she could not get used to so reverted back to her old wheelchair. From Age 95 - 98 she became more work becoming incontinent and I had to go early each morning to help her sit on her mobile toilet. I washed her and changed her sheets and clothes each day at this point. Being a single mother with all 5 children still at home it all became too much for me. I arranged for her to go into a nursing home which she could get the best care. Lucille had not seen her family in 30 years so she had no one besides me. As you can see I am very compassionate and considerate ... more

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Nanny

Leslie Zlotnick

Apr 2013 - Aug 2015

* Affectionately cared for 2 small children in Roswell GA. Age range 3 months to 6 years over a 2 and a half year period. Caring for emotional and physical needs. * Engaged children in art and crafts and various indoor and outdoor activities. * Encouraged creativity and imagination by helping children discover new things. * Drove Children to various classes and activities throughout the week.

Assistant Teacher

Kids R Kids

Aug 2009 - Oct 2012

* Maintained a safe, clean and healthy environment for toddlers ranging in age 1 – 3 * Proficient in helping individual students learning, physical and emotional needs. * Able to communicate with children in a smiley and friendly way. * Followed Curriculum and prepared visual aids to enhance children’s learning.

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Sales Representative

Dillard Department Store

Oct 2007 - Jun 2008

* Increased sales volume in the ladies designer clothing department. * Built a list of clientele and provided excellent customer service. * Inspected and arranged merchandise displays, attracting new customers. * Answered customer concerns helping retain and increase sales and profits.

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Manager

Roly Poly Restaurant

May 2005 - Sep 2007

* Managed staff of six to build better customer service. * Made twice weekly food orders, received orders and maintained records for reorder. * Assessed and organized customer requests for catering orders and deliveries. * Directed and assisted staff in food preparation for high demand periods. * Increased and maintained an excellent sanitation score. * Increased quality food service, helping build customer volume.

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banquet Captain

Grandover Resort and Conference Center

Jun 2002 - Oct 2004

* Trained and supervised up to 30+ wait staff. * Managed functions and events as large as 850 people for events such as (weddings, business lunches, award ceremonies, barbeques, dinner/dances, receptions, fundraisers and golf tournaments). * Coordinated table set up and service of food. * Developed daily matrix for staff. * Trained new staff and worked on training manual including designing test for staff. * Assisted Banquet M anager with weekly paperwork (Banquet set up orders). Developed flow charts and wait staff assignments for events. ... more

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Education
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Bankhead Academy, Aberdeen, Scotland

1981 - 1984