Mel B.

$12.00 / hr

Silver Spring, MD

About Mel

Hello! My name is Mel and I'm a mental health advocate, published author and travel enthusiast. I am new to caregiving, but I believe my empathy, creativity and open-mindedness would make me a good fit for a caregiving position.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Overnight Crisis Hotline Specialist

Jan 2020 - Present
Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Provided emotional support and/or resources to callers from a variety of different hotlines, including but not limited to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Trevor Project (a suicide prevention hotline serving LGBTQ+ youth), 211 Maryland, Epilepsy Hotline, and multiple local warmlines. Took quality documentation on each individual call.
Jan 2020 - Present

Fashion Consultant

Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
Uptown Cheapskate
Worked at a resale store where I provided customer service, used a cash register, and assisted in purchasing clothes for the store to resell.
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Intern

Jun 2018 - Jun 2019
Strong 365
Interned remotley for Strong 365, an online platform aimed to educate the public about psychosis and offer support to those with psychotic disorders. Was in charge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as well as providing written communication that reached 250+ people.
Jun 2018 - Jun 2019

Intern

Feb 2019 - May 2019
Recovery Oriented Campus Center
Interned with the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (a collegiate recovery center serving students living with substance use disorders and/or mental health conditions). Facilitated a discussion based group, organized and participated in the "Recovery Stories" panel, and conducted independent research on the connections between gender and the recovery model of mental health.
Feb 2019 - May 2019

University of Southern Maine

Jan 2015 - Jan 2019
Portland, ME
Jan 2015 - Jan 2019
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