Danielle E.

$17.00 / hr

Carol Stream, IL

About Danielle

I have worked in the mental health field for 13 years. I've worked with patients that range in a multitude of disorders and diagnosis. Although I've only worked in facilities such as residential (11 yrs), group home (8 mos) & psych hospitals (1 yr), I am looking into home health care for a more personal, relatable experience. I've held managerial positions in this field that I feel have strengthened my abilties to communicate effectively and empathize accordingly with the patients that are in my care.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • 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

    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Mental Health Specialist

    Sep 2014 - May 2015
    Hartgrove Hospital
    ? Provide safety and security during crisis ? Monitor patients behavior in milieu ? Facilitate therapeutic groups with patients ? Monitor and record patients vitals daily (i.e.) blood pressure, pulse,temp, respirations ? Responsible for maintaining physical/mental health of patients ? Monitor patients food/fluid intake
    Sep 2014 - May 2015

    Home Manager

    Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
    Little City Foundation
    ? Facilitate interviews ? Complete OJT packet for new hire staff ? Facilitate team/management meetings for home ? Complete shift charge/huddle forms daily ? Register staff members for trainings ? Train staff to follow daily program schedule ? Do rounds/check on staff in home ? Complete 360’s for transports in timely manner ? Facilitate any crisis in home when present ? Respond to PAT (positive action team) staff calls ? Turn in Monthly Meal Counts ? Turn in Monthly Mileage Reports ? Turn in Monthly Fire/Tornado Drills ? Turn in Dental Tracking forms weekly ? Turn in UIRs within 24 hrs. of incident to home caseworker/ AM coordinator ? Complete weekly or Bi-weekly supervision ? Check MAR daily for signatures/Blood pressures ? Check RSP goals, ABC, Daily Logs, Flow sheets daily ? Complete PIPs and corrective action plans ? Maintain cleanliness of home ? Complete environmental and monitoring checks
    Jan 2013 - Aug 2014

    Mental Health Counselor

    Dec 2002 - Apr 2013
    John Costigan Residential Center- SBHS
    ? Able to plan and facilitate therapeutic groups ? Able to maintain therapeutic rapport w/ residents ? Able to work under pressure and in stressful environment ? Monitored behavior of residents in milieu ? Responsible for maintaining physical/mental health of residents ? Provide safety and security during crisis ? Assist residents in understanding their program ? Make sure medication is taken properly & on time
    Dec 2002 - Apr 2013
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