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Catherine S.

Catherine S.

$8.50 / hr

Pulaski, VA

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About Catherine

1. I became a caregiver because I have a strong love and passion for helping and caring for others. I have long term goals of becoming a nurse, and I used to volunteer on the rescue squad. 2. I love being able to provide the help and care that others may need. Even more than that, I love the companionship, and love and friendship it brings you both. 3. Four years ago, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I left my job to stay at home and care for her. I cared for her from the moment she got out of the hospital and was sent home with hospice. I was with her through everything, until she was bedridden and couldn't eat or even open her eyes. I stayed at her bedside, bathed her, changed her catheter, adult diaper, dispensed her medicine, and talked and read to her until she passed away in my arms. I did this along with being a single mother of 2 young children and providing support to my other family members. Since then I have been caring for my soon to be mother-in-law on my own time while working and caring for my children. It is a true passion that brings me joy and happiness that I can love and care for others. 4. I am 30 years old, and I am a mother of 2 wonderful children. I am a very empathetic, loving and caring person. I have recently decided to look into going to college for nursing to pursue my dreams. Losing my mother four years ago was the hardest thing I have ever went through but has surely made me a stronger person, and also made me very passio

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

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

    Skills & Expertise

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Press Operator

    Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
    Mar-Bal
    Running an assigned press throughout the shift, making plastic parts for various companies, made from a raw fiberglass material. They are made from molds that are inserted into the press.
    Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

    Shift Manager

    Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
    Pizza Hut
    I was responsible for running shifts, opening and closing the store, doing deposits after every shift and balancing the cash drawers, assigning jobs to employees and making sure they are doing their job correctly, daily inventory, maintaining food safety, providing excellent customer service.
    Aug 2010 - Jun 2012

    Sales Associate

    Jun 2008 - Jul 2010
    Wa-Mart
    I started off as a cashier then moved to be a sales associate in the jewelry department. I was responsible for providing customer service to any customer, ear piercing, stocking all inventory in the jewelry department and surrounding departments, changing watch batteries, fixing and cleaning jewelry, completing special orders, completing lay away orders, inventory, greeting and smiling at any customer.
    Jun 2008 - Jul 2010

    Tele-Sales Representitive

    Jul 2004 - Oct 2006
    Global Contact Services
    I was responsible for making phone calls to all customers, and soliciting for potential customers for various campaigns and companies such as Verizon, Verizon Wireless, America Online, and many credit card companies, and many insurance agencies.
    Jul 2004 - Oct 2006

    Shift Supervisor

    Jun 2001 - Jul 2004
    KFC
    I started off at this job as a front end cashier and over the years I moved up to be a shift supervisor. I was responsible for running shifts, opening and closing the store, doing deposits and balancing cash drawers each shift, daily inventory, food prep, dealing with any customer complaints, I attended a serve safe class in Danville, VA and was certified in food safety management.
    Jun 2001 - Jul 2004

    Pulaski County High School

    Aug 1998 - Jun 2002
    Aug 1998 - Jun 2002

    Volunteer

    Jan 2001 - Mar 2002
    Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc.
    I was a volunteer to the station in my town. I was able to run shifts with the paramedics and emts. They would show, and train me to do things to help them while I did the ride alongs on the shifts I worked with them. I learned to do things like a patients vitals such as blood pressure, respirations, pulse, temperature, weight and a general assessment of the patient. I was certified in CPR and First Aid, which unfortunately are now expired, but I can easily go through the classes again to re-certify.
    Jan 2001 - Mar 2002
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