stressful, physically demanding therapy job
COTA/L (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – July 25, 2012
I drive to 3 different schools, hauling toys and equipment to each location. I provide therapy services in whatever room is available to me at the time; a library, a cafeteria, a hallway, a stage, etc. I rarely see co-workers. Interacting with the children I treat is the most enjoyable part of my day.
The hardest parts of my job are the psychological stresses of being the middle-man between a school district and a therapy company without the real support of either; being assigned too large a caseload to effectively carry over and follow through with the needs of each student and the fear of losing my job if I cannot "hack it," coupled with the physical demands of hauling equipment while rushing between schools. Resources such as a computer are not readily available, although required to complete manadatory notes and paperwork on a daily basis.
not enough paperwork time allotted during 40-hour week, consistently working unpaid overtime