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Harper Bailey
XX XXXXX XXXXXX, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Professional Summary

Passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities with
20 +
years of experience professionally and personally. Dedicated and patient in assisting individuals and their families to ensure the disabled population achieves their fullest potential. 

  • Written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Patient and nurturing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Listening
Direct Support Assistant Trainee Oct 2013Present New York State Office for People with Disabilities Schenectady, NY

  • Observe, evaluate, document and report to other team members to ensure and/or record an individual's progress toward treatment/habilitation goals.

  • Administer daily medications and first aid care as needed.

  • Meal preparation

  • Continually develop, teach, and reinforce personal interests and life skills to assist individuals in achieving their fullest potential
  • Encourage independence and assist individuals to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle 
  • Provide personal care and assistance as needed in the residential setting
  • Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community activities, and rehabilitative programs.

Employment Specialist/Community Integrator Oct 2011Oct 2013 Resource Center for Indpendent Living Utica, NY

  • Assist individual to establish relationships and work towards goals through community activities as stated in the Consolidated Support Services plan.

  • Assist and instruct individual with employment duties as needed and develop skills necessary for employment.
  • Create opportunities and implement modifications for individual to develop and retain the skills necessary for Activities of Daily Living skills and employment purposes.

Family Support Program Coordinator Jul 2010Feb 2013 The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region Schenectady, NY
      • Assist with the preparation of proposals, grants, newsletters, and mailings
      • Contribute to and maintain the organization website
      • Engage and motivate volunteers to participate in community activities
      • Database entries
      • Refer families in need to appropriate resources
      • Maintain the resource center and office library
      • Coordinate outreach events
      • Oversee and facilitate the many support groups for family members and individuals on the spectrum
      • Establish programs and services for the Autism population to participate in
      • Coordinate professional guest speakers to conduct workshops on specific topics for families needing support

Residential Habilitation Assistant Jul 2006Feb 2008 Saratoga Bridges Ballston Spa, NY
  • Administer medications , assist individuals with personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene.
  • Prepare and maintain records of individual's progress in goals established in their habilitation plan, reporting changes in client condition to nurse and supervisor.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands.
  • Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs, administration and ordering of  medication, under the direction of registered nurses or physician.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.
  • Plan, shop for, or prepare nutritious meals
  • Instruct individuals on issues such as household chores, hygiene, nutrition, and safety.
  • Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the individuals, to evaluate the individual's needs and plan for continuing services.

Associate of Arts : Human Services Management Jun 2010 Axia College of the University of Phoenix
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This is a real resume for a Direct Support Assistant Trainee in Ballston Spa, New York with experience working for such companies as New York State Office For People With Disabilities, Resource Center For Indpendent Living, The Autism Society Of The Greater Capital Region. This is one of the hundreds of Direct Support Assistant Trainee resumes available on our site for free. Use these resumes as templates to get help creating the best Direct Support Assistant Trainee resume.

Previous Companies:

  • New York State Office for People with Disabilities
  • Resource Center for Indpendent Living
  • The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region

Previous Job Positions:

  • Direct Support Assistant Trainee
  • Employment Specialist
  • Community Integrator
  • Family Support Program Coordinator
  • Residential Habilitation Assistant


  • Axia College of the University of Phoenix

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Arts

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