Residential Group Care Worker, Auburn, NY - February 12, 2018
Working for Cayuga Centers now for a fewyears and in a residential position. I personally love my job. The job is incredibly stressful, fast paced and requires a lot of immediate action without a lot of thought. This is something that gets many in trouble or fired. The turn over rate is awful. New staff every month and it doesn’t help having new people on the floor when you need a lot of experience in this field to be successful. Many of us, including myself, had little to no experience in this field. For brief period, Cayuga Centers did a not thorough hiring process only taking new people of the worked in the feild and it was one of the most successful times we had here. But with recent requirements for staffing, Quick hiring had to be done and it made the work environment safe without the thorough vetting of canidates. I’m extremely grateful that Cayuga Centers gave me the opportunity to work for them even though my experience was limited. I enjoy working here even though times are tough. You meet a lot of great people and establish many professional and personal relationships with your co-workers. You have to work closely with other staff members which creates a Team bond like no other. It really is a rewarding field once you get into it and learn the ways around working with the youth. I would recommend people with plenty experience to give it a try!