New Alternatives (USA)
Patience and empathy were essential skills necessary to be effective in her position. She displayed these qualities with energy and motivation.
To Whom it May Concern:
This letter is in regard to the employment and experience of Kelly Redden. She was employed at New Alternatives #17 from 11-16-1998 to 05-05-1999 as a child care worker.
Her responsibilities involved the implementation of a structured, therapeutic treatment program that utilized behavioral modification and positive reinforcement for 5 to 12 year old children with severe emotional disturbances.
A daily regimen included planning the shift schedule, organizing group activities, implementing activities of daily living (i.e wake-up, hygiene, chores, bedtime), crisis intervention and acting as an appropriate role model. Physical interventions were necessary when safety became a concern.
Interventions, such as behavioral contracts and a point system, proved effective in assisting the children to learn to make positive choices.
In summery, Ms. Redden was employed at a dynamic and energetic program. Patience and empathy were essential skills necessary to be effective in her position. She displayed these qualities with energy and motivation. Please call if there are any further questions.