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Profile

I started my special needs career at Lifetime Assistance in 2003 caring for the many needs of the residents, cooking specific diet meals, helping them maintained a home environment and introducing them to various community activities. Because of a pressing family business run by my husband, I had to turn my attention to that job and it wasn’t until 2010 that I was able to return to the healthcare field. I went back to school to get my CNA license which lead to a job at the Jewish Home’s adult rehabilitation unit. My responsibilities were assisting with activities of daily living while the many patients recovered from their illnesses. Because of my husband’s service with the Marine Corps, I was looking for a more challenging roll and took a job at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Canandaigua. It was there that I was challenged with the special needs of our veterans with dementia and Alzheimer’s and was very successful at it. One of the reasons why I am passionate about the special needs of others is because of my uncle, who has multiple disabilities and I remember as a young child how he was made fun of. He laughed when people laughed cause he didn’t know any different. I always wanted him to feel like the rest of us. I am a compassionate person and any job I have ever interviewed for has asked me what my weakness is. My weaknesses are for the ones that can't speak out; children, seniors, the mentally challenged and most of all, animals. I have a big heart and I am very good at being a caretaker. I have also taken a Phlebotomy class and now have my CPT certificate to add to my many talents and skills!

Employment

Employer Position Location From To
Veterans Administration Hospital Patient Technician Canandaigua, NY 4/1/11 3/8/13
Jewish Home of Rochester CNA Rochester, NY 7/1/10 3/8/13
We Serve It For You Processing Serving Agency, LLC Owener/Partner Brockport, NY 6/1/05 3/8/13
Lifetime Assistance Community Living Instructor Rochester, NY 8/1/03 3/8/13

Education

School Name From To Degree
Monroe Community College 2003 2003 Attended College
Bryant and Stratton College 2013 2013 Attended College
Monroe County BOCES-2 2010 2010 Attended College

Related Interests & Hobbies

I like to stay current with the news both local and national. I do golf but it's more for fun than anything else. My main interest is in taking care of people with special needs as I stated in my personal information section.