My name is Roisin (pronounced Ro-sheen) and I love working with children. I have a great deal of experience with a variety of ages and abilities, as detailed in my profile. I am family oriented and lucky to have majority of mine in the GTA. My hobbies include cooking, reading and walking my dog. I am a big fan of road trips and hiking. In terms of sports and recreation, I like to swim, skate and snowboard - although my skills are nowhere near professional! I have a positive outlook on life. I would describe myself as kind, patient and empathetic. My strongest skill sets are my adaptability, resiliency and my communication skills.
Looking forward to getting to know you more!
I have experience with a variety of ages from 6 months to adulthood. I have been responsible for bus pick up, meal preparation, personal care, overnight care, homework help and taking children to after school programs. I began my involvement in child care with volunteering for PLASP at the age of 13. I provided after school care consistently for one individual for 3 years while I was in high school. I still provide occasional respite support to this family and have been working for them on and off for over 13 years. While I was in university, I often nannied part time and provided after school / occasional /overnight care frequently.
Furthermore, I have quite a bit of experience working in Recreation, specifically with the City of Brampton. I worked as an Integration Camp Leader in the summers of. In this role, I would work with ages 4 to 12, often in a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio. I would change camps/ location which allowed me to grow my skills with different age groups/For the summers of 2016-2018, I was a supervisor in the role of Inclusion Specialist. I ran a speciality cooking and day trip based camp the first summer. The following two, I supervised an adult day camp. I also worked as a Program Leader from June 2011 to June 2012 & from January 2015 to August 2017 with the City of Brampton. I ran a variety of programs including a full year preschool Kinderkids program as well as a Learn to Cook program. I worked as well in inclusion department in an adult day program and also in providing integration support in dance/swim/soccer/skating/etc. I recently returned to the City to work part-time in March of 2022, including integration shifts, working the adult day program and filling in as a camp leader.
I spent the summer of 2019 as a summer supervisor at Community Living Mississauga working with teens. This program merged recreation with employment skills. Due to Covid, I limited my work with children and multiple families. From September of 2020, I provided overnight support to an individual with a physical disability and worked with her until April of this year. In March, I began providing overnight care to a different woman with a physical disability - however not as frequent (approximately once a week). I also work part-time with two adult men with disabilities but they are transitioning into a group home this fall so no longer will need me as a worker. Additionally, I have worked with a few different families with children (both toddlers and school age) since the fall of 2021, but only on an occasional/ part-time basis.
I have a Police Check with Vulnerable Sector. I am First Aid & CPR C certified and HIGH FIVE certified in Principles of Healthy Child Development.
I attended Carleton and majored in Child Studies.
Standard First Aid; CPR. C; Babysitting Training; Police Check with Vulnerable Sector; Full G license; HIGH FIVE;
Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies - minor in both History and Disability Studies.
I graduated high school as an Ontario Scholar and received a French as a Second Language Certificate. From Grade Nine to Grade Twelve I was on honour roll and received two Highest Mark Achievement Awards (2011- Grade Eleven Law; Grade Eleven American History).