Pros: paid benefits, a large amout of paid time off, an amazing management team, getting paid to go out and do fun things in the community with the individuals we support.
Cons: due to being a not for profit company our wages are not, as hi as we, would like them to be for the care and responsibilites that staff and management take on.
On a typical day at my job I balance working the floor to provide personal care to the individuals support, as well as findingtime to get into the office to complete my management duties. I have learned that no matter the challange that is put before you there is a way to over come it. I have also learned stress management skills, as well as effective – more... management skills. I work with some of the most amazing people in the city of portland. The hardest part of my job is balancing work and home. Since it is a twenty four hour facility the work never ends and we never close. The most enjoyable part of my day is enriching the lifes of the individuals we support in our company. If I get a smile or help them solve a difficult problem then I know I am doing my job to the best of my ability. – less