Direct Support Professional

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Dahlia Gullace

dahlia.gullace@gmail.com | (202) 711-0858 | Charlotte, NC

Summary


I am a Direct Support Professional with over 1 year of experience working in the human services field. I have gained valuable experience and skills through my work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am passionate about helping others and making a difference in their lives. I am dedicated, hardworking, and reliable. I have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

Experience


Direct Support Professional at Company 1:, NCJun 2022 - Present

  • I increased the client’s ability to complete activities of daily living by 15% through providing assistance and coaching.
  • I facilitated communication between the client and their family members, which resulted in improved relationships.
  • I helped the client obtain a job that they are satisfied with, which has led to an increase in their self-esteem.
  • I was able to help the client overcome their fear of dogs, resulting in less anxiety overall.
  • Through my work with theclient, they were able to reduce their reliance on medication by 30%.

Direct Support Professional II at 1. A-1 HomeCare, NCJul 2021 - May 2022

  • Supported up to 15 clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a community-based setting.
  • Monitored client health and safety, provided first aid/CPR as needed.
  • Led daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping, etc.
  • Assisted clients with personal care needs (bathing, dressing).
  • Maintained accurate documentation of client progress and service delivery.

Education


High School Diploma at East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NCAug 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Patience
  • Communication Skills
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Empathy
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management

Guida Rankel

guida.rankel@gmail.com | (558) 789-2620 | Albuquerque, NM

Summary


I am a Direct Support Professional with over 1 year of experience providing care and support to individuals with developmental disabilities. I have a strong passion for helping others and enjoy working in this field. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to maintain composure in difficult situations. I am reliable, patient, and compassionate, and I have a genuine desire to help those around me thrive.

Experience


Direct Support Professional at New Mexico Association for Intellectually Disabled, NMMar 2022 - Present

  • Provided direct care to 6 individuals with developmental disabilities in a group home setting.
  • Assisted with all activities of daily living, including personal care, meal prep, and medication administration.
  • Monitored individual health and well-being by documenting changes in physical or emotional status.
  • Developed positive relationships built on trust and mutual respect with each individual served.
  • Encouraged independence and self-advocacy through person-centered planning approach.
  • Advocated for individuals' rights both inside and outside of the organization.

Direct Support Professional II at New Mexico Autism Society, NMSep 2021 - Jan 2022

  • Successfully completed training and certification to be a Direct Support Professional II.
  • Successfully provided care for up to 8 clients with developmental disabilities at one time.
  • Coordinated client schedules and activities, as well as maintaining documentation of services rendered.
  • Provided support in the areas of personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication administration, light housekeeping, and transportation needs.
  • Encouraged positive social interactions between clients while also providing behavior management techniques when necessary.
  • Maintained open communication with team members, families/caregivers, case managers/service coordinators.

Education


High School Diploma at Highland High School, NMSep 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Empathy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management