Micah F.

$15.00 / hr

I became a caregiver because my desire to help others has always been a driving force in my life. One of the things I like about being a care giver is how you have a chance to connect with the patients/clients better than anybody else you spend the most time with them. One of my personal achievements that I am proud of is when I was in the social work field, and I had been able to talk a client out of considering selling his prescribed medications to another client. All I ever wanted out of life was to be able to help others and create music. A little bit about myself... I'm a psychology graduate who has a passion for drums and percussion. In my time during my years at Johnson State College I was part of the Percussion Ensemble and the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, while I also held an independent study studying the neurological and physical effects of percussion recreation activity amongst the senior population in an adult senior center. After graduating college, I went immediately into the Social Work field where I spent a combined two years as a Case Worker working with clients under the Adult Autism Spectrum and having worked to with two seperate mental health agencies. I have a lot of experience in playing multiple roles within my positions at these agencies to help young clients with severe behavioral/mood disorders. In these positions that I have held, I have been part of a team whose goal was to help mentally disabled/challenged individuals learn how to become strong, healt ... more

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Maxim Staffing Solutions

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

? Giving patients important social and emotional support ? Providing vital information on patient conditions to nurses ? Be responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs

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Residential Support Specialist (Supervised Apartment Program)

Washington County Mental Health

Oct 2013 - May 2014

? Provide support services to clients in their own apartments, ensuring that the assigned individuals are healthy, safe, and actively learning in an apartment environment that fosters growth and choice ? Assisted clients in skill development of activities - daily living, social, residential, and leisure ? Collaborative process and problem solving with co-workers regarding clients and situations

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Residential Support Specialist (Bailey Street House)

Washington County Mental Health

Oct 2013 - May 2014

? Assist two autistic men in their home with support needs. ? Responsibilities varied and included providing support for social, recreational, self/personal care, communication, and behavioral needs both residentially and in the community. ? Transported consumers in personal vehicle, Communicated verbally and in writing, Recorded Data in timely manner, Participate in Trainings, Follow/Implement support plans and guidelines. ? Fo llow/Implement agency policies and procedures, perform other responsibilities assigned ... more

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Community Support Interventionist

Washington County Mental Health

Oct 2013 - May 2014

? Provide support services in the community and act as a role model for clients with anger control issues ? Write weekly progress reports and send them to the Case Manager ? Communicate with Case Management about any concerns or issues that occur

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Specialized Community Support Worker

Howard Center

Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

? Regularly provide support at client’s job site and help make sure client fulfills their job duties ? Facilitate community integration by providing community based one to one instruction ? Role modeling to increase independence, social skills and positive or appropriate behaviors

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Intensive Community Support

Howard Center

Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

? Offer intensive, specialized, 1:1 clinical support and therapeutic opportunities in the community to a limited number of individuals with developmental and mental health challenges ? Develop a clear assessment of the individual’s strengths and basic needs, such as social functioning, to inform treatment interventions included in the ISA

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SUB- Developmental Services Level 2

Howard Center

Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

? Provide direct care supports to clients with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings ? Instruct and support children and adults in group residential settings and in the community, basic living, social, and vocational skills ? Facilitate community integration, provide community based one to one instruction and role modeling to increase independence, social skills and positive or appropriate behaviors

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Education
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Johnson State College

B.A. Liberal Arts

2007 - 2012 Johnson VT