Experience with difficult child related issues on resume?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mstang67chic, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I'm going to apply for a position with a company that "provides consolidated case management services for the Medicaid waiver programs including Developmental Disabilities, Support Services and Autism across the State of Indiana." Aside from saying that an Assoc. degree in Office Admin. is preferred, their requirements fit in with my experience. The position itself is primarily scheduling annual assessment meetings and coordinating schedules among families, providers, CM's and Annual Specialists. Obviously, as I have experience with meetings, docs, CM's, etc., I want to include this even though it's from the parent's side. (Which I believe could be a benefit) My question is, do I put this on the resume itself (and if so, where?) or just include it in the cover letter?

    Comments or suggestions?
  2. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I would put it in the cover letter. A resume typically contains your work and volunteer experience.
  3. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Wynter is right - however I think you could probably list it under "activities" or volunteer portion of your resume. I never put that I have experience with things like that through my son - I do list that I have experience working with children who -and then fill in the blank.

    When an interview rolls around - it's good to keep your family info out of it - as someone may/may not see having a son like ours could be a liability in starting a new position. You can also say you belong to an on line support group for x years and offer advice for XX through there to assist parents with children.

    Be careful how you word this.

  4. WiscKaren

    WiscKaren New Member

    I can't add anymore than what Star wrote above, except to say I wish you the best of luck in getting the job!