100 Mark David Court, Casselberry, FL, 32707
Full-time position in a social service field utilizing strong interpersonal communication and management skills.
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Bachelor of Arts/Psychology, May 2002
Child Psychology, Research Methods I & II, Psychology of the Exceptional Child, Abnormal Psychology, Counseling
Business Communication, Public Relations
The Kleinstein Family, Woodbridge, CT, August 2007 – December 2008
Care-giver and household manager for a family of five, including two children, ages 5 and 3.
Primary responsibilities include constant care of the health and safety of the children, organization of activities and daily routines of a busy family, and managing the range of tasks involved in household upkeep.
Daily routines include transportation to and from school and to activities, meal preparation for entire family, parents’ personal errands, housekeeping, and encouraging the importance of play.
Apply psychology skills to uphold confident, secure, and beneficial behaviors and actions of the children.
Organization and consistency are extremely important in running a busy household. Communication and positivity helps solve problems of confusion and chaos when trying to maintain behaviors and situations of disorder.
The Pitts Family, Southbury, CT, July 2004 – July 2007
Care-giver for three children, ages 10, 7, and 4.
Incorporate psychology education to instill safety awareness, academics, behavior and social skills to their development.
Manage a variety of tasks throughout daily routines and schedules, providing consistent care and attention to necessary adjustments and goals.
Daily routines include home economics, travel, structured academic and recreational activities and managing a consistent and loving household.
Apply child psychology education and experience to one child with auditory and attention disorders along with a lack of social skills.
Positivity, consistency and leadership are a few of the most important qualities needed to build rapport, trust and commitment with a family dependent upon a care-taker.
Francis Walsh Intermediate School, Branford, CT, October 2002 – April 2004
Assistant to a Special Education teacher in a middle school.
Responsible for 11 students (ages 9-12) with learning disabilities, emotional disturbances and behavioral disorders.
Supervised and supported students in mainstream and exceptional classes. Educated and guided students one-on-one with academics and personal issues.
Helped organize students with assignments, daily tasks and organization techniques inside and outside the classroom.
Prepared frequent structured responsibilities for children to accomplish with and without support to overcome incapabilities. Incorporated imaginative and artistic curriculums to express creative intelligence and talent.
Attended regular educational seminars and meetings on how to develop new and improved techniques to help enhance achievements of students.
Followed plans of applying positive reinforcement and consistency to avoid escalating situations. Involved in the PPT meetings with the students, teachers, administrators and parents to discuss improvement of surroundings, specific plans of intervention and the best interests of the child.
Child Development Specialist
Village for Families and Children, Hartford, CT, January 2002 – August 2002
Participated in providing a safe, consistent environment for behaviorally disordered, emotionally disturbed children (ages 5-12) living in unstable upbringings.
Followed behavior management plans, prepared structured and recreational activities, and transported children to and from the program.
Supervised and interacted with children while playing games, organized social events, and planned day-to-day group sessions
to discuss certain problems the children might be experiencing or may encounter. TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) certified.
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden, CT, June 2001 –
Served as one of seven Head Counselors at a Summer Day Camp
with the responsibility of leading and supervising a group of girls and
boys from (ages 4-10).
Managed the planning and organizing of events, games, activities, exercises, and performances. Engaged in all recreational activities and consistently encouraged children to interact.
Counseled many children with day-to-day tribulations.
Shoreline Pet Lodge, Branford, CT, September 1996 – June 2001
Kennel worker for a well known and respected dog and cat kennel.
Responsibilities included cage cleanings, feedings and walks, grooming, distribution of medications and recreational activities with the animals.
Managed kennel occasionally, organized documents for intakes and outtakes, and handled all billing information. Learned how to be extremely cautious of unpredictable animals and safety situations.
Handled small and large dogs, loaded and unloaded heavy materials and ventured in a fast paced business.
William Raveis Real Estate, New Haven, CT, May 1996 – September 1996
Assistant to company’s Head Realtor.
Responsibilities included organizing and maintaining documents and information regarding rentals and mortgages. Showed apartments to clients and made phone calls to leads. Worked with a team of realtors and handled all business in the absence of my supervisor.
Computer applications included Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Spreadsheets to prepare all documents.
Dance team coach, 2002 – present.
Dance studio teacher, 2006
Assistant dance teacher to children and adolescents in home town dance studio, 1993-1997.
Participated in an interactive Child Development Class, 1996-1997.
Entertained senior citizens in a Convalescent Home, 1994-1996.
Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spreadsheet & typing ability 50 wpm.