Jenny S.

$15.00 / hr

My first experience as a caregiver was working in a group home for individuals who have developmental disabilities. I worked in two different group home settings. One home was all male and the other was primarily female. I gained experience working with clients in wheelchairs; who had dementia, seizures, ostomy bags, 02 machines, CPAP machines; who needed ADL assistance, feeding assistance, bed pan usage, etc. I enjoyed my work because it didn't feel like I was working. In between doing the tasks that were needed of me, I enjoyed my client's company and engaged them in activities to help enrich their li ves. When I moved to St. Louis I worked as a Home Health Aid and worked with clients who had Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, in hospice, multiple sclerosis, etc. I worked in client's homes and sometimes alongside other caregivers to help provide the best care possible. I am currently Adult CPR and First Aid certified, I was a certified Med tech in both NJ and MO state so I have some knowledge of medications. I hold a BA in Psychology and am trained in behavioral management techniques. I just like giving back. I used to work retail, but never enjoyed my jobs because I never felt like they were jobs that really made a difference. I got my degree in Psychology in hopes to work with people who need someone to be there for them. I enjoy knowing that I can put a smile on someone's face. ... more

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Mental Health Tech

Glen Oaks Hospital

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014

Working in both the Adult and Children’s unit as a PRN tech Conducting 15 minute checks on each patient to ensure their safety Acting as a role model and monitoring behaviors Working under the support and supervision of the RN and LVN on the unit by taking vitals of each patient in the morning and evening; also as needed Escorting patients down to the dining room for meals and monitoring their food intake Escorting the youth p atients to school Ensuring that the patients are able to conduct ADLs, assisting with ADLs if needed Preparing files for patients being admitted; Helping with packing and file break downs during discharges ... more

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Direct Support Team Member

Support Innovation Inc.

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014

waiver day service for individuals who have developmental disabilities All of the activities that we work on at Support Innovations are based on giving back to the community. We partner with hospitals, food pantries, and other non-profit organizations and either volunteer our time at the organization, or create projects that our customers can do to make something for those organizations. With each project we focus on teaching and helping our customers with personal goals and finding projects that interest them We work on projects in art (painting, photography, editing), technology (learning to use the internet, typing, editing photos, playing computer games), crafts (knitting, blanket making, sewing), cooking (making dog treats for local shelters, learning simple recipes). Writing and implementing behavior modification plans Writing monthly reports on progress for Service Coordinators and caregivers Helping with ADLs, food preparations, exercise and health training ... more

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Ambassador

Panera Cares

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

Ambassador at the St. Louis Bread Co. Cares community café The café was opened by Panera to help anyone eat a meal with dignity regardless of their situation As an Ambassador at the café I was responsible for meeting and greeting guests when they walk into the café. I presented them with our café’s mission to help fight hunger insecurities Other duties included: organizing volunteers schedules, acting as supervisor to our volunt eers, acting as supervisor to youth program interns As a café employee I also helped with other duties such as barista, dining room cleaning, and I have training on the production line ... more

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Home Health Aid

Brightstar Care

Mar 2013 - Oct 2013

First client was in hospice care; living in an assisted living facility. Duties included: assisting with showers, dressing, feeding, changing of under garments, redirecting behaviors, providing companionship, sponge baths and bed baths once client became bed ridden, monitoring O2 machine, taking daily documentation on condition and medications. Also worked with clients who have Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Osteoporosis, and I ha ve worked with an ileostomy and a urostomy. ... more

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Medical Residential Assistant

SCARC

Apr 2011 - Feb 2013

Medical Residential Assistant in a group home for individuals who have developmental disabilities Responsible for handling medications and distributing those medications. Accompanying individuals to doctor’s appointments Participating in developmental and implementation of the Individual Habilitation Plan for each individual to help further the success of the individuals Providing recreational/leisure supports Documenting and filing paperwork on a daily basis Providing redirection and support for individual’s behaviors Providing training to individuals in skill areas that may not be addressed in their IHP Trained in developmental disabilities and preventing abuse and neglect Trained in both verbal and physical intervention techniques Experience with individuals in wheelchairs, Cerebral palsy, Schizophrenia, Intermittent explosive disorder, Autism, Pica, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, and Seizure disorders ... more

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Assistant Store Supervisor

Toys R Us Express

May 2010 - Apr 2011

Responsible for giving direction to and assisting team members. Responsible for overseeing the store when the Store Manager is not present. Microsoft Excel and Word used daily. Social skills used to communicate with customers and help solve problems when needed. Trained to handle emergency situations according to company policy. Organizational skills needed to file paperwork and keep track of important communications. Experie nce in hiring and interviewing process ... more

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Lowes

Jul 2005 - May 2010

Worked directly with customers. Rung customer’s orders up; took returns. As a cashier I was usually the first and last person the customers’ encountered in the store. I made a point as the lumber cashier to become familiar with regular customers who shopped in our store. I dealt with many area contractors who appreciated the personal service I gave by getting to know them; asking about business, asking about family, etc. Compu ter skills were needed to set up special orders for customers. Was involved in Kid Clinics that were set up for children to be creative in workshops. About once a month on Saturday mornings we conducted Kid Clinics. These were events that were set up for children to come into the store and build a small wood item. I enjoyed working with the children who came to the clinics, and I helped children who seemed to be having trouble with their project. ... more

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Wal Mart

Nov 2002 - Jul 2005

Worked directly with customers. Worked behind the customer service desk; rang out returns, rang out money orders, picked up phone calls that came into the stores. Helped other departments with responsibilities. Team efforts were needed to not only help customers in their shopping experience, but they were also needed in setting up products and cleaning aisles. Was actively involved in team efforts to get the objective goal com pleted quickly and efficiently. ... more

Education
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B.A. Psychology

2008 - 2010 Hackettstown NJ

Sussex County Community College

A.A. Liberal Arts

2005 - 2008 Newton NJ

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Hopatcong High School

1999 - 2003 Hopatcong NJ