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I would go into the clients home. So each experience was very different.
Personal Care Provider (Former Employee), Jamestown, NYSeptember 29, 2014
Pros: the stories...even from the affectionately & locally named "crabby larry"
Cons: cleaning....i would rather talk!
This position allowed me to create my own schedule within their hours. It made it very convenient as I raised my 3 little boys.
I would go into each clients home. So each experience was different. I would assist with cleaning the clients home, do errands for them ( groceries, pick up medications), assist them with their mail and paying bills and visit – more... with them. I loved getting to know each one. Some were very difficult to the point I had to refuse them as a client. They were most often referred to a higher care agency. That was tough to do. But I learned so much from them. I got first hand accounts of WWII and the others Wars moving forward in time. I felt that maybe I wasn't as threatening as a therapist and they could get it off their chest. I also learn things such as vinegar and water cleaned windows much better than anything else as long as you used newspaper! I became very close with my long term clients and it was difficult when they died. But I am a firm believer in Heaven and I would celebrate their freedom! I also learned only purchase oysters in the months that end with "R"! – less
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Head Start Classroom
Head Start Teacher (Former Employee), Dunkirk, NYJune 15, 2014
Pros: wonderful families and co-workers
Cons: this government financed program requires extensive, routine paperwork and documentation.
Head Start uses a special curriculum called High Scope that is designed to allow for child choice and pre-planning. The Head Start teacher works with teacher assistants and parents to set up learning areas in the classroom that preschool students use each day. Students participate in small group, large group and individual activities following a plan, – more... do and review process.

As a trained elementary teacher who was used to making all the decisions about what students would be doing each moment of the day, It was a challenge to adjust to the idea that the children could decide what materials and topics they would use throughout the day. – less
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loved working with children
TEACHERS ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Dunkirk, NYFebruary 15, 2014
Pros: loved working with children
Cons: terminated too soon
hands on
data entry
customer service
filing
office equipment
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Very stress free enviorment
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), Dunkirk, NYJune 27, 2013
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: part time
I loved working at Head Start because I worked with children and was able to help them learn as well as served as an interpreter for bilingual children, parents, staff and other co-workers.
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Self Sufficiency Facilitator (Current Employee), Jamestown, NYJune 4, 2013
Pros: see resume
Cons: n/a
Community Outreach
Community Action Agency
Transitional Independent Living
Runaway Homeless Youth Shelter
Case Management
Self Sufficiency Facilitator toward Self Sufficiency for customers
Family Development Plan
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Informative and was nice meeting new people.
Home Care Services-PCA II (Former Employee), Jamestown, NYDecember 8, 2012
Pros: enjoyed helping others.
Cons: wasn't making enough to compensate my gas travels .
Helping folks who need the extra help completing tasks.Made my own hours.Due to my own child who also had to have my help with her needs.
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I learned a lot about finance
Finance Clerk (Former Employee), Mayville, NYMay 31, 2012
It was a great place to work but it was only a temporary position

About Chautauqua Opportunities

COI provides more than 65 programs that serve approximately 45,000 residents of Chautauqua County each year. There are currently – Read more