Michaela Taylor

Caregiver/Counselor

Summary

Highly involved Counselor committed to a proactive and hands-on approach in assisting teaching staff.

Friendly and energetic Caregiver/counselor with 4 years of experience in childcare and education. Motivated to help children become happy, healthy and well-behaved. 

Highly motivated, passionate Caregiver/counselor dedicated to serving developmentally delayed and other special needs children. Seeking an opportunity to work in an encouraging and positive environment.​

Capable Caregiver/counselor focused on supplying above average support to overwhelmed and overworked teaching staff. First Aid and CPR certified.

Supportive Caregiver/counselor committed to providing quality care to elementary school aged children. Brings knowledge from advanced coursework in early childhood development.

Counselor who is engaging and enthusiastic in hands-on learning with children. 

Versatile and dedicated with a focus on the individual needs of special education students.

Empathetic and accommodating in the design and implementation of hands-on lessons.

Equipped with the positive attitude and patience necessary to teach special education. Extensive experience working with autistic children.

Work History

Work History

Counselor

May 2012 - Aug 2015
Via Services 

  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest.
  • Operated summer sports day camp for participants aged 4 to adulthood.
  • Taught basic life skills for those in need. 
  • Helped each participant in everyday life skills they need to know. Examples: Dressing, Hygiene, Job careers such as teaching them how to cook, how to interview for a job one day. 
  • Promoted good behavior by using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Dressed children and changed diapers.
  • Maintained daily records of children’s individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Offered parents detailed daily reports that outlined their child’s day.
  • Identified early warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
  • Maintained a child-friendly environment by allowing frequent access to outdoor activities.
  • Engaged with children individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.
  • Managed general housekeeping duties including feeding, diapering, resting, cleanup, etc.
  • 4 years experience with developmentally challenged children ages 4 to 80.
  • Modeled appropriate activities and positive behavior management.

Caregiver

Aug 2014 - May 2015
IHSS
  • Dressed children and changed diapers.
  • Communicated regularly with parents about daily activities and behaviors.
  • Maintained daily records of children’s individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Identified early warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
  • Maintained a child-friendly environment by allowing frequent access to outdoor activities.
  • Engaged with children individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.
  • Managed general housekeeping duties including feeding, diapering, resting, cleanup, etc.

Education

Education

Special Education

Sep 2013 - Present
De Anza College

Studying Special Education

Skills

  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Positive learning environment
  • Student-centered learning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Infant and child CPR certification
  • Basic Sign Language
  • Organized
  • Lifting up to 100 pounds
  • Effective time management
  • Special education
  • Student motivation
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Knowledge of behavioral disorders
  • Food handling preparation
  • Summer camp counselor
  • Positive and optimistic
  • People-oriented
  • Diaper changes and feedings
  • Special-needs childcare