Janie S.

$9.00 / hr

I treat the individual with the upmost respect and dignity. I’m compassionate, caring, and loving; and go above and beyond was is expected of me. I started out being a caregiver for relative and/or family members of friends. I saw firsthand at how some caregivers just took it as a job and did not get emotionally involved with the individual but I on the other had do. I want them to feel comfortable, want them to know that they matter just because they are ill/elderly their opinions/wants still matter. I’ve worked with intellectually disabled individuals as well. I feel like I am their voice and stand up for what is right and wrong for the person. My past experiences have been positive with the individuals and/or relatives, I have been invited to continue to visit them even though I am no longer employed at the company I worked for. The residents’ bonds were strong; they knew when I would arrive and would keep a look out for me. I was a part of their daily routine but they were also a part of my life. ... more

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Direct Care Staff

1ecm

Jun 2013 - Sep 2018

Responsible for routine and emergency care, treatment, and training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Responsibilities may include such duties as grooming, bathing, feeding, housecleaning, and other duties; observing, intervening and reporting client conditions and behaviors; interacting with clients therapeutically, participating in individualized training and/or active treatment programs. Also, responsible for accur ately documenting client behavior(s) throughout the daily schedule, including response to home activities, home training and unusual incidents. Transported individuals to dayhab, school, and community outings. Assisted persons served with training to teach daily living and vocational skills. Provided behavior intervention by following the recommended behavior intervention techniques to ensure that persons served are protected from harm or injury due to abuse/neglect, sexual incidents, serious injuries, or other sources of immediate danger and provides emergency care as needed. Participated in delivering therapeutic and individualized training per the client's active treatment program, and documents client progress. Assisted persons served with carrying out necessary self-care skills (i.e., bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting, feeding and grooming). ... more

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Direct Care Staff

LOH

Feb 2016 - Jul 2016

Responsible for routine and emergency care, treatment, and training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Responsibilities may include such duties as grooming, bathing, feeding, housecleaning, and other duties; observing, intervening and reporting client conditions and behaviors; interacting with clients therapeutically, participating in individualized training and/or active treatment programs. Also, responsible for accur ately documenting client behavior(s) throughout the daily schedule, including response to home activities, home training and unusual incidents. Transported individuals to dayhab, school, and community outings. Assisted persons served with training to teach daily living and vocational skills. Provided behavior intervention by following the recommended behavior intervention techniques to ensure that persons served are protected from harm or injury due to abuse/neglect, sexual incidents, serious injuries, or other sources of immediate danger and provides emergency care as needed. Participated in delivering therapeutic and individualized training per the client’s active treatment program, and documents client progress. Assisted persons served with carrying out necessary self-care skills (i.e., bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting, feeding and grooming). ... more

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Caregiver

Autumn

Feb 2012 - May 2013

Assisted clients in addressing everyday personal needs such as toileting, bathing and grooming. Performed light housekeeping activities such as cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Made beds on a daily basis and change linen as often as required. Engaged clients in physical and mental exercises prescribed by their doctors. Provided companionship on a daily basis by lending an ear or a shoulder to lean on. Engaged in outdoor activi ties such as walking. Prepared food for residents. Managed laundry and ironing activities. Maintained a safe and clean environment. Administered medications. Observed for signs of deterioration or concern and report them to the supervisor. Maintained notes of daily activities ... more

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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Alvin High School

1984 - 1987 Alvin TX