Pros: opportunity for advancement
Cons: poor pay, dangerous work, aggressive clients
You need a really big heart to deal with this kind of environment. It was not made clear during the interview process how "hands on" we would need to be with the clients, especially if you find yourself placed with low-functioning children (without being asked what population you feel would work best for you). Pays very low for the work that is asked of you. Poor hours. However, there is opportunity for advancement if you can make if though their "initiation" of the counselor/child care worker positions.