Quiet and clam workplace because of all children with impaired disabilities
Housekeeper (Former Employee), West Seneca, NY – August 26, 2014
Pros: free food
Cons: short breaks
clean and maintain all group homes I also learned that all disable children and adults very less supervision closed all facilities after cleaning. I work by myself my boss just instructed me on what to do. the hardest part was dealing with the disable children because they will easily attack you for no reason . The most loving part about the job was – more... working by myself – less
Garde Manger/Event Staff (Former Employee), Providence, RI – July 28, 2014
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Direct Support Person/Activity Assistant (Former Employee), Bellwood, IL – July 22, 2014
Pros: taking residents out.
Cons: not enough employees.
A typical day at work involves coming right in and starting our shifts as our patients need us as soon as we arrive. We check on all of our residents and assess what needs need to be met. I've learned time organization and management. With so many residents to care for, we had to use our time wisely. Some of the management worked well with employees – more... while others didn't. The main goal of this type of job is to work together. Teamwork is very important. Sometimes teamwork was enforced, other times it wasn't. The hardest part of the job is losing residents to sickness or old age. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the residents smile and enjoy themselves. – less
Volunteer (Former Employee), New York, NY – January 2, 2014
This is a volunteer position for an organization promoting my college. I was given many leadership opportunities and made sure to promote my school and to encourage prospective students to attend Pace University.
Youth Leader (Former Employee), South El Monte, CA – November 29, 2013
Pros: great enviroment
A typical day at work would be to show up an hour before we had to meet with the students. We prepped our work and materials we were going to use that day with the kids. Once we got our students we took them to our classrooms and had them read for a few minutes. Then after they read their books we took them to snack time and then returned to the classroom – more... to start their h.w. and was there to help them with work they might not fully understand. After an hour and a half of h.w. we took them for some recreational activities. Depending on the day they had different activities to pick from. I learned that there are many ways to control children and have them complete the tasks they are required to. That it takes a bit more effort with younger kids than the older ones. The management was great and was very flexible. All my co-workers were very friendly and helped out a lot in the things I did not know how to do. The hardest part of the job was having to control all the 1st grade kids in the class and have them sit down quietly. Although that might have been the hardest part of the job it was also the most enjoyable and rewarding in the long run. Spending time with them was difficult, but what I enjoyed the most. – less
Substitute Youth Leader (Former Employee), South El Monte, CA – November 8, 2013
A typical day at work would be to get your students that were in your class in line. Take them to the classroom and let them read for a few minutes. Go to a snack break. Help them with their homework for about an hour or so and then recess at the end or a fun activity in the classroom depending on the weather. I learned how to approach and help children – more... in various grades and how to control them. From grades 1-5. My co-workers were very helpful and nice. They helped with the explanation of how the job runs and what I needed to learn to be good at it. The hardest part of the job was controlling the students. I had 1st graders. There was about 10 of them and were a handful at times and it took some patience to keep them under control. The most enjoyable part was also with the kids. Although at times it was hard to control all of them it was nice seeing them happy with the different goals they accomplished and how the showed their appreciation towards their youth leader. – less
Assistant (Current Employee), Cheektowaga, NY – October 14, 2013
They are renovating the building and the children were sent to new locations until it is finished. Everything is disorganized and chaotic. A typical day at work includes circle, changing, outside play, and lunch. The management can use some work. My coworkers are amazing workers, but more importantly, amazing people. The hardest part of the job is the – more... low pay rate. The most enjoyable part of the job is giving back to the children. – less
Fun and upbuilding workplace. Very organized and effecient
Student Worker (Former Employee), Montevallo, AL – September 26, 2013
A typical workday included coming in greeting people, signing in and delivering tests around campus. Every day, if no one was at the front desk, I would set there answering phone calls and directing/ helping interested students. I would schedule tests and deposit notes from the student note takers for disabled students. Other days I would file student – more... information. My co-workers are the best! They were all interactive and encouraging. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping students and delivering tests around campus, plus when we were not too busy, I could catch up on studying. The other workers there made coming to work awesome!! My availability was worked around my class schedule which made life much easier. – less
A great place to work. Fun and helpful for people with disability.
At Home Services (Current Employee), Lakewood, NY – September 10, 2012
Pros: being your own boss when working at the individuals home.
Cons: the pay rate are not enough.
When working at a home, it is nice because you get to know the individuals better. You spend time with them, doing things for them. Letting them feel a part of something and doing all kinds of fun things with them. Taking them shopping, going out to eat, going to the movies, and even going to play games or watching games.
What i've learned while working – more... for this company is to get to really learn the individuals. I've learned a lot about them from their likes to dislikes. How to handle them when they are upset. What to do and what not to do.
Since i do at home services, i work by myself at the individuals home. But i do have other co-workers who do cover the homes at certain shifts. My co-workers are all very nice people and the individuals seem to like them. We get together at times, especially when we have staff meetings, and we get along very nicely. Whenever we have any questions or need help with anything, my co-workers are nice enough to give me their number in case if i have any questions or concern about anything.
The hardest part of the job is when the individuals do happen to have a behavioral problem. Every year, we are assigned to take a SCIP course so we know what to do when we do come to this circumstance. If we do happens to have to do a SCIP on the person, we will have to fill out a SCIP Report to let our supervisor know that this individual did indeed had a behavior and we did had to use SCIP on them.
The most enjoyable part of the job is taking the individuals out to the community doing all kinds of activities. – less