It is a good program , but employees are not appreciated
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Kokomo,IN – May 23, 2015
You really get toknow your consumers and they are like family to you. The manager I had was nice , most co-workers were nice. Alot of chiefs and not enough indians if that makes sense. Sometimes you are told one thing , then corrected and told its the other way. So sometimes alot of confusion and not enough communicating between coworkers on what is going on consumer care wise. The pay is terrible for all that you are expected to do you health care wise on a daily basis .you help them shower, cook their meals, do housework, clip their nails, run them where ever they need to go, take them to work, pick them up from work, pass the medicines to them, plus tons of state required paperwork at the end of your shift. You$8.25 and no expectation of a raise. Alot of turnover with the company. Consumers have all the rights , you have no rights as a employee , you will be cussed at,things thrown at you , consumers fighting among each other , among other worse things and you will have to just deal with it, alot of things happen that is wrong and nothing is done about . Alot of people quit because the stress is not worth the pay.
Most consumers you get to work with.
No good balance between work life /home life. Pay is really low for what you have to deal with.