Relevant Skills and Experience: As a teacher, I am passionate about supporting and caring for young children and older children with special needs and developmental challenges. My goal as a caregiver is to support the physical needs of the children, but also their emotional, psychological and learning-based needs. My past experience includes 2 years of work as a teacher’s aide for nursery, preschool and kindergarten children. In my present role, I teach special needs children along the autism spectrum – teenagers with the mental age of 5. My past and present responsibilities have included: maintaining a safe and healthy classroom environment for children, including: supervising, caring for and tending to the physical, emotional and developmental well-being of children; directing them in eating, resting and toileting; organizing activities for children; and instructing and supporting children in personal hygiene.
Personal Attributes Relevant to the Position: I believe that a caregiver must be patient, compassionate and open to developing strategies that support the particularized needs or the family and the household.
Certifications & Additional Skills: I have a Bachelor of Elementary Education (Concentration: Special Education)
Regional Preference: Canada