Available: Respite Worker for Children/Teens With Complex Needs
(Due to the nature of my work, my initial, phone contact is **TEXT ONLY**, and I can call, and speak with you directly when I receieve your phone contact, through text. My cell does not take phone calls, Please feel free to text me at: 709.631.7193).
I'm an experienced, independent/freelance Respite Worker (I am not an agency worker) living and working in St. John's, and its suburbs, CBS, and Holyrood.
Compassionate, caring, and reliable, I am a professional 'experienced with "Neuro-Diverse", exceptionally challenging children, and adults with: ASD, ADHD, OCD, behavioural challenges, anger, and impulse control issues. I've completed ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis), and CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention, Non-Violent, Crisis Intervention training), and I have extensive experience caring for children and adults with developmental delays, anger/impulse control issues, brain injuries, and social and economic challenges.
I have experience working with children (in care), and I've aided children and adults, independently, for Eastern Health-funded, clients as a "Self Directed Babysitter", Respite Worker, and ABA Therapist. Additionally I have experience working with school age children for the YWCA (many years), and, I've worked with 'teens/youth with complex mental needs' for Choices For Youth. As well, I have private experience teaching drums, and creative music making to pre-school children.
I have great compassion for my clients, and in caring for them I emphasize relationship building, and working to address their primary concerns at their personal, specific level of need, at their pace and speed, and with focus on their interests and activity.
I work closely with parents, and various agencies and community players in an effort to obtain the very best care, resources, and quality of life for my clients.
Feel free to contact me via text, at: (709) 631.7193, any time day or night, to discuss you or your loved-one's needs.
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John Holyrood, NL, CA
Member Since: January 3, 2011
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