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Alden Sparks (She/her)

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Currently living in

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences

HybridRemote

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

I'm a music and technology lover with a passion for helping others! I'm all about improving systems, putting my best foot forward as often as I am capable, solving problems, and catching what others might miss. I'm open-minded about career opportunities but I prefer a role in the I.T./education worlds. I've worked in food service, customer service, education, welfare, and administrative positions. My versatile and curious nature means I'm willing to try different career paths to see what sticks. Let's have a conversation to see if we're a great fit for one another.

Ideal Workplace Values

My ideal workplace is accepting and understanding of diversity, is led by kind and compassionate leaders, and values its employees over profit. The leaders strive for self-growth and to help others grow with them.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I'm very detail-oriented and I often catch things others miss (like mistakes in spelling, broken links on websites, bugs, etc.). I also have the ability to hyperfocus and to work diligently and consistently on a task for hours without stopping. I sometimes ask questions no one has thought to ask about processes, procedures, contingency plans, etc.

Technical Skills

Microsoft PowerPoint

Intuit QuickBooks

Google Drive

Hypertext markup language HTML

Top 5 Soft Skills

AdaptabilityReliabilityCritical ThinkingAttention to DetailOrganized

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Send questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversitySupport personPresentation helpConcise instructions for processingReceive information in advanceWritten Instructions1:1 meetingsWait time for processing information Flexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsShorter meetingsPeriodic rest breaksUninterrupted work timeStanding desksEnhanced lighting optionsMeditation / quiet roomErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspacesCounselingSupport group for stressTherapyEmployee resource groupSupport with advocating

Environments I'm comfortable with

Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Variable temperatures
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Standing for long periods
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

I have potential IBS (stomach issues are frequent), so it's important that I'm able to get up and go to the restroom without being micromanaged about how often I leave my desk. Fluorescent lighting gives me headaches, so dimmer lighting is helpful. A "venting buddy" would be important.

Experience

Check out my work

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Alden's Kudos!
Working since Mar 2022

Residential Broadband Technician - Cox Communications

I install and troubleshoot residential products and services like modems, cable boxes, high-speed internet, telephone, and even automation. In a nutshell: Do you need a modem or cable box installed? Is your internet and/or your cable having intermittent issues? I'm your gal to install tech and/or to troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve your internet, cable, and phone issues. If I don't have the answer, I call someone who does to walk me through the solution and next steps.

Microsoft WindowsManual labor skillsCustomer serviceData EntryRadio Frequency Troubleshooting
Worked for 1 years, 6 months from Jun 2020 to Nov 2021

High School Academic Counselor - Epic Charter Schools

As a Graduation Support Specialist, it was my primary role to assist students in meeting their future graduation goals. I created ideal student schedules by keeping a table of credits met vs. requirements still needed with notes about elective interests. I assisted students with concurrent enrollment options, sending updated transcripts to colleges, and assisting with enrollment fee waivers for those who met the requirements. I worked closely with teachers to ensure students were on track for their post high school goals. This could mean changing their schedule and sending in paperwork urgently before deadlines and it requires flexibility and patience.

Google DriveMicrosoft ExcelGoogle SheetsStudent record softwarePowerSchool

Education and Credentials

Attended for 5 years from 2008 to 2013

The University of Oklahoma

Bachelor's degree - Music Education