I would pick my clients up from Day Services and either go home and eat or sometimes go out to eat, go to the park on a picnic and walk. At home they would take meds and relax before their shower. We would work on their goals, play games or watch tv before having a snack and getting ready for bed.
I learned to be patient, understanding and listen to there concerns.
Most direct leaders were good, but upper management not so much. They were unfair at times, showed favoritism, communication was bad and very seldom showed any appreciation for our work and hours that some of us put in weekly.
My co-workers were great we all got along and worked as a team to get things done.
Hardest part of the job was working 2 shifts straight with no sleep, when any of my clients were sick and when they would argue about what we were going to do whether it be where we would eat or what activity we would do. The enjoyable part is seeing a smile on their face or getting a hug for no reason, and the joy when they accomplished something on their own!
health ins, free clinic, breaks, yearly bonus
favortism, communication, pay, short of help