Work Eligibility: Sponsorship required
Relevant Skills and Experience: A certified professional caregiver, Dinah’s love for children and experience caring for them is best demonstrated by her weekly work as a volunteer caregiver at the St. Rita orphanage in The Philippines. As a relief caregiver, she cares for 9 children, ages 2 to 4 including a child with special needs (hydrocephalus). Many of the children have emotional challenges and are prone to tantrums. Here her responsibilities include maintaining a safe and healthy environment in the home for children, including: toddler and preschooler care; bathing, dressing and feeding an infant/child; supervising, caring for and tending to the emotional well-being of children; preparing and serving nutritious meals; organizing, activities such as games and outings for children; instructing children in personal hygiene and social development; and taking children to and from school, appointments and activities. Dinah is also formally trained in housekeeping and eldercare.
Personal Attributes Relevant to the Position: Although her full-time job is with the municipal government, the orphanage is what brings her the most joy. There is an authenticity in Dinah’s desire to come to Canada as a caregiver. Her love and appreciation for children is easy to see. She looks for the joy in every situation and believes that hard work and commitment are integral to a caregiver’s job.
Certifications & Additional Skills: Dinah holds a (i) Caregiver Certificate from St. Augustine’s College in The Philippines; (ii) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Sta. Mesa Manila; and completed 1 year of Certified Teaching Education studies at the Polytechnic University of The Philippines.
Availability: Upon offer
Regional Preference: Vancouver; North Vancouver; West Vancouver
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