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Barrett McMillan

"The most important step a man can take is not the first, but the next." -Brandon Sanderson

Mission, Vision, and Values

I am an individual who sees the good in others, and stands up for freedom of choice and speech regardless of the judgment of others.

My vision is to become a constant proactive member of my community, working to promote safety and security for all it's members while protecting them from threats against their beliefs and choices.

I value truth, freedom, courage, and fairness.

Goals

My short term goal is to gain employment in the child and youth care field, preferably in a school setting. My long term goals include completing my child and youth care diploma, continuing internal career growth within the child care field through continuing education, and begin building my family.

Work experience

Aug 2016Jan 2020

Security Guard

Paladin Security Services Ltd.
  • Acted as a visual and physical deterrent for criminal activities in Chinook Regional Hospital, Galt Gardens Park, the downtown transit terminal, and the Safe Consumption Site in Lethbridge.
  • Acted as a mobile security patrol throughout all of Lethbridge to enforce municipal bylaws.
  • Learned how to use verbal de-escalation tactics to diminish potential threats to guards, employees of a given site, and the general public.
Apr 2016Jul 2016

Security Agent

Sentinel Security Protection Services Ltd.
  • Acted as a visual deterrent for criminal entities in Galt Gardens.
  • Worked directly with the Lethbridge Downtown Policing Unit, ARCHES, the Diversion Outreach Team, and other outreach and security services to ensure the safety of the downtown core.
  • Learned how to effectively work with a team in a high-risk setting and diminish high-intensity situations without the threat or use of force.
Jun 2012Sep 2015

Interpreter

Devil's Coulee Dinosaur & Heritage Museum
  • Learned how to use body language and tone to overcome certain language barriers.
  • Learned how to manage time appropriately to optimize work performance.
  • Worked with individuals of all ages through summer camps and tours.
  • Adapted scripted tours to enhance learning experiences for individuals with disabilities, foreign visitors, and individuals of all ages and beliefs.
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of one-day, two-day, and overnight summer camps.
Feb 2014Mar 2015

Sales Associate

EB Games Canada
  • Balanced positive public relations with meeting company goals.
  • Promoted to a key holder position after 4 months of employment.
Oct 2013Jan 2014

Sales Associate

Visions Electronics
  • Worked independently while maintaining a positive professional relationship with coworkers.
  • Built a close rapport with both coworkers and customers.

Education

Sep 2018Present

Child and Youth Care

Lethbridge College
  • Gained knowledge in appropriate child crisis intervention, the laws surrounding child welfare, and understanding the long-term effects of child abuse.
  • Learned effective implementation of activities in a counselling and leisurely role.
Sep 2014Dec 2015

Criminal Justice

Lethbridge College
  • Gained knowledge of the criminal justice system and the police service's impact on the system.
  • Learned appropriate communicative skills, both oral and written.
  • Learned how to better interact with people of different cultures.
Sep 2011Dec 2012

B. Sc; Archaeology & Geography

University of Lethbridge
  • Learned how to appropriately read maps and use that knowledge effectively.
  • Learned appropriate procedure for maintaining archaeological sites.
  • Taught how law interacts with archaeological and palaeontological finds.
Sep 2008Jun 2011

High School Diploma

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute

Certifications

May 17, 2021Present

Level 1 Early Childhood Educator

Alberta Children's Services
Jan 2020Present

Standard First Aid and CPR C/AED

St. John's Ambulance
Mar 2016Present

Mental Health Awareness

ProTraining

Assessing, understanding, and dealing with individuals with mental health issues in any given situation.

Mar 2016Present

Crisis Negotiations

AFIMAC

How to deal with individuals during a crisis, including individuals with mental disabilities, impaired function due to drug or alcohol consumption, and violent individuals.