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Susan C.

Susan C.

$25.00 / hr

Pittsburgh, PA

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About Susan

After a career in teaching special education, I am ready for a life change. Last year I was able to moved back home to Pittsburgh from Harrisburg, PA to take care of my mother, who was suffering from COPD, since both of my daughters had graduated from high school and left for college. I was divorced and wanted to return to my family. At first, I looked for another full-time teaching position, but since I missed the beginning of the school year, and maybe my advanced age, I was only able to find work as a substitute teacher. At 55 years old and in this stage of my life, I have decided that I would better be able to help individuals through a one-on-one relationship, rather than a classroom of 25+ children. My experience taking care of others includes being a mother, daughter, and granddaughter. My mother and I lived with my grandmother until she passed away at 93, taking care of her, so that she would not pass away in a nursing home. Once my grandmother passed away, my mother became so sick, she had to retire at 70, and passed away 6 years later from complications with COPD and heart disease. I spent my summers taking care of my mother, and came home every weekend for years, until she died last year. When thinking about a career change, I became convinced that I could help myself, and others, by providing companionship and helping with personal care as well as domestic duties. My education is in teaching, rather than medical, so my opportunities are limited. However, I am willing pursue additional professional development to gain the skills needed to help others, as I am helping myself. My personal achievements that I am most proud of are my grown children. Jeanne, 21, attends Temple University for business, and Jacqueline, 18, attends Penn State for music. I look forward to their futures, but continue to miss the family who raised me. This is why I am seeking employment working as a caregiver.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Holiday Shifts

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Palliative Care
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Jan 2011 - Present
Millersville, PA
Jan 2011 - Present

Substitute Teacher

Sep 2017 - Present
Precision Human Resources Solutions
fulfilled temporary teaching services for elementary and secondary school students in all content areas.
Sep 2017 - Present

Special Education Teacher

Jan 2014 - May 2017
Harrisburg School District
Duties: provide all services and complete all duties delineated for a special education teacher to meet the needs of students including developing learning experience based on individual and small group basis in accordance with student academic levels, administer diagnostic tests as appropriate to student behavioral and curriculum needs, prepare and implement Individualized Education Programs for each assigned student as mandated by Public Law 94-142, write and implement annual goals, evaluation procedures, behavioral objectives, and carry and prepare for a complete teaching schedule. As a Co-Teacher, I am involved with lesson planning, instruction, classroom management, and assessments.
Jan 2014 - May 2017

Substitute teacher

Sep 1997 - May 2014
Susquehanna Township School District
Duties: fulfilled temporary teaching services for elementary and secondary school students in all content areas.
Sep 1997 - May 2014

University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Jan 1986 - Jan 1988
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 1986 - Jan 1988

University of Pittsburgh - Bradford

Jan 1981 - Jan 1985
Bradford, PA
Jan 1981 - Jan 1985

Baldwin High School

Jan 1979 - Jan 1981
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 1979 - Jan 1981
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