$20/hr hourly rate $150/day live-in rate FULL-time availability

Profile

I feel called to helping people. Families I work for ask me to come back. I work well with people. The client's personal needs, safety, and social needs come first. I also don't mind doing housework and cleaning while taking care of personal needs. I have strong local references. A recent agency manager wrote that if her mother ever needed care she would want me or someone like me. I am highly educated (graduate level). I earned a CNA certificate this January. I am a retired hospital chaplain and minister. I served 15 years in the Air Force reserves. I am often quiet at first checking to see what the person is like. I have a gentle sense of humor; I'm great at taking care of details. I like to interact with clients and their families. My ideal clients are non-smoking females who can communicate their needs and enjoy conversations. My worst client would be a dominant male with memory loss. I can do transfers and am comfortable with gait belt. I would not be good for some one who is very heavy and is dead weight. I am a white female who works very comfortably across cultures and with the GLBTQ community. Though I have stated preferences, I am willing to consider just about any situation. I do like 12, 24 and live in shifts. I am willing to travel longer distances for 24 hour shifts if more than 2 days at a time.

Employment

Employer Position Location From To
George and Cheryle McMartin CNA home aid In their home 3/1/15 6/1/16

Education

School Name From To Degree
Kalamazoo College 1968 1971 Bachelor’s Degree
Union Seminary 1972 1975 Master’s Degree

Related Interests & Hobbies

I am a scrapbooker and rubber stamper. I make greeting cards. I like to read books and learn new things. When my schedule permits I work out at the gym doing aerobics and yoga.

Languages

English

Experience With

Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

Cancer Recovery

Cardiovascular Disorders

Diabetes

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Hospice Care

Neurological Disorders

Orthopedic Care

Post Surgery Recovery

Stroke

HIV/AIDS

LGBT Health

First Aid Training

Catheter Skills

Transferring/Balance Support

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