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Working With People With Autism

Location:
New York, NY, 10033
Salary:
$30000/year
Posted:
October 22, 2008

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Kristina N. Dumas

*** * *** ***. ** New York, NY 10033

Cell: 202-***-****

EDUCATION

Specialist Degree, Perm State University, Russia September 1999-July 2004

Five-year specialized program in General Psychology (Masters Degree, according to World Educational Services, ref.#2120845). Cumulative GPA 3.79. Major GPA 3.98

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Autism Association; Autism Society of America.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

“The Connection Between Personality Traits and Graphological Tendencies.” Senior Thesis, Perm State University.

Published in Vestnik Permskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, Perm State University Press. Perm, Russia, October 2004. (Journal of Perm State University.)

Also published in Psikhologia XXI veka 2005, St. Petersburg State University Press. St. Petersburg, Russia, April 2005. (Collection of presentations by young scholars at 2005 Psychology of the 21st Century Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia.)

“The Relationship Between the Results of Graphological and Personality Tests.” Term Paper, Perm State University.

Published in Innovatsii molodykh, Ivanovo State University Press. Ivanovo, Russia, March 2003.

Also published in Psikhologia XXI veka 2004, St. Petersburg State University Press. St. Petersburg, Russia, April 2004. (Collection of presentations by young scholars at 2004 Psychology of the 21st Century Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia.)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Child Development Center at Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Volunteer at the Therapeutic Nursery School October 2008-Present…

Assist special education teachers in a therapeutic nursery classroom serving children three to five years facing emotional and/or developmental difficulties.

Part-time Childcare (including children with special needs) August 2008-Present…

Washington Animal Medical Center, Washington, DC February 2008-June 2008

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Recovering animals from surgery, medicating animals, check in exams, vaccinations, conduct lab

analysis on blood, feces, urine, fungus culture.

Autistic Childcare Volunteer October 2007-June 2008

Work with autistic-epileptic child, age 3,5. Assist therapists with providing developmental play-

therapy. Help with the training of the child’s therapy dog.

Washington Animal Medical Center, Washington, DC October 2007-Feburary 2008

Animal Healthcare Assistant

Recovering animals from surgery, assist doctors with animal check in, health examinations and appointments. Supplying and restocking medical equipment.

Washington Animal Rescue League, Washington, DC

Animal Caretaker May 2007-October 2007

Responsible for exercising between five and ten dogs of all breeds on a daily basis. Assisting behaviorists in assessments for defining personality traits of dogs and cats. Pairing dogs with each other based on assessment results. Consulting with customers about the best choice of a pet that fits their personalities and the specifics of household.

Volunteer at the Medical Center, 20 Hours/Week September 2006-May 2007

Recovering animals from surgery, help the medical staff with check in and daily routine.

Green City Construction and Investment, St. Petersburg, Russia 2005-2006

Assistant to the General Director

Planned and organized business meetings, coordinated schedules of office staff and general director.

Translation of incoming/outgoing correspondence from English to Russian, Russian to English.

Prestige Training Company, St. Petersburg, Russia 2004-2005

Assistant Training Councilor

Conducted psychological diagnostics and counseling and organized group trainings for private, corporate clients.

School No. 51, Perm, Russia 2002-2004

Lower-School Psychologist

Conducted developmental activities for groups of lower-school children, ages 6-11. Activities included developmental games, social and behavioral exercises, and diagnostic tests.

Consulted with, advised parents of “at risk” students. Worked with parents to develop better home life for students.

SKILLS

Native speaker of Russian, fluent in English.

Advanced PC and Macintosh user. Advanced in Microsoft Statistics 5.5, familiar with SPSS.



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