Melissa S.

$20.00 / hr

As a former public school teacher, agency staff member and school administrator, I have had the opportunity to serve families in many capacities. As a child of a parent with Alzheimer's, I have care-giving experience. Additionally, with a psychology degree, I have had the opportunity to apply strategies and best practices in working with individuals that exhibit challenging behaviors. My special education background allows me to understand how to work with PT and OT needs. Recently, I cared for a gentlemen in his home fulltime through Right At Home agency. He just transitioned to memory care. I receiv ed caregiver of the month recently. My service at Home Instead allowed me many great experiences with clients from various backgrounds and needs. I was awarded Caregiver of the Quarter by the agency Dec. 2018. It was an honor and especially when it was my pleasure to serve them. I am very reliable and dependable and enjoy immensely helping families. Caring for others has been my life's focus. I enjoy preparing meals and ensuring clients have a quality life with dignity. I am healthy and exercise frequently to stay strong mentally and physically for my clients. ... more

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Work

Caregiver

Right At Home

Jan 2019 - Present

I presently work in the daytime M- F with a client residing in Cedar Hill, Tx.

Caregiver

Home Instead Senior Care

Jan 2017 - Feb 2018

Provided in-home care for seniors throughout Ellis and Johnson counties. Training was provided monthly to stay abreast of new medical trends as they related to caring for clients physical, emotional, social and safety needs. Provided care as plans directed for non-medical needs. Cared for many clients with various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's. Personal care, meal prep, med reminders, appts, etc.

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Special Education Supervisor

Dallas ISD

Dec 1989 - Dec 2016

Supervised curriculum & Instruction program and staff for approximately 150 campuses, for students with special needs.

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Education
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M. Ed. UTArlington

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

2006 - 2008

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B. S. Education

Special Ed. /Psychology

1980 - 1982

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Dec 2018: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx