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Yudith Balbuena Molina

Austin,MN

Summary

Proactive and caring worker with 6 years of experience combined with communication strengths and good observational skills. Skillfully handles day-to-day activities while looking for opportunities to make a difference. Former employee at SEMCAC - HeadStart whom held many positions that helped me grow in my skills. Adept in fostering early literacy and social-emotional growth in young learners. Fluent in Spanish with proficient Excel skills, I significantly increased family involvement in education through empathetic communication and cultural sensitivity.

Overview

5
5
years of professional experience

Work History

Lead Toddler Teacher

SEMCAC - HeadStart
2022.09 - 2023.03
  • Created a nurturing classroom environment that supported the social-emotional growth of young learners.
  • Promoted early literacy skills through engaging storytime sessions, interactive word games, and letter recognition activities.
  • Maintained accurate records of student attendance, behavior incidents, and academic progress, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with school policies.
  • Developed strong relationships with parents through regular communication, resulting in increased involvement in their children''s education.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.

Homebase Educator

SEMCAC - HeadStart
2021.02 - 2022.08
  • Developed trusting relationships with families by maintaining open communication channels and demonstrating empathy during challenging situations.
  • Enhanced family engagement by conducting regular home visits and providing personalized support for child development.
  • Facilitated connections among families in the program by organizing group socializations, fostering a sense of community and shared support.
  • Advocated for families within broader community to raise awareness about available resources and supports for low-income households with young children.

Family Educator Paraprofessional

SEMCAC - HeadStart
2019.02 - 2021.02
  • Boosted family literacy skills with hands-on reading strategies workshops aimed at enhancing comprehension and encouraging love of books.
  • Referred families to resources to support individual plans, documenting referrals, tracking progress towards goals and following up with students on personal success.
  • Monitored health and dental records to provide children with regular screenings and follow-up for treatment needs.
  • Enhanced family engagement by developing and implementing informative workshops on topics such as child development, health, and safety.

Spanish Interpreter

SEMCAC
2019.01 - 2023.03
  • Facilitated clear communication between teacher and parents, bridging language barriers for optimal delivery.
  • Enhanced communication by accurately interpreting and translating documents for Spanish-speaking parents.
  • Interpreted conversations simultaneously during teacher-parent conferences, meetings, and events.

Guest Services Cashier

Kwik Trip
2024.02 - Current
  • Assisted in training new team members, providing guidance and support to ensure their success in the Guest Services Cashier role.
  • Assisted guests with inquiries or concerns, resolving issues quickly to ensure satisfaction.
  • Managed large sums of cash responsibly, adhering to strict cash handling procedures for security purposes.
  • Promoted positive relationships with fellow team members, contributing to a cohesive work environment.
  • Built relationships with customers to encourage repeat business.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Social Work

College of Saint Scholastic
Duluth, MN
12.2020

Associate of Science - Human Services

Riverland Community College
Austin, MN
05.2019

High School Diploma -

Albert Lea High School
Albert Lea, MN
05.2017

Skills

  • Adaptive Teaching Strategies
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Patience and Empathy
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Parent-Teacher Communication
  • Approachable
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Documentation
  • Child development expertise
  • Community Resources
  • Parent Education

Timeline

Guest Services Cashier

Kwik Trip
2024.02 - Current

Lead Toddler Teacher

SEMCAC - HeadStart
2022.09 - 2023.03

Homebase Educator

SEMCAC - HeadStart
2021.02 - 2022.08

Family Educator Paraprofessional

SEMCAC - HeadStart
2019.02 - 2021.02

Spanish Interpreter

SEMCAC
2019.01 - 2023.03

Bachelor of Science - Social Work

College of Saint Scholastic

Associate of Science - Human Services

Riverland Community College

High School Diploma -

Albert Lea High School
Yudith Balbuena Molina