The one truly good thing about this job, is the children. Days here can be hard, long, and stressful. The kids make they days a lot better. I love the duties my job entails (I put casts and braces on kids who hurt themselves). But the environment can sometimes become too hectic. The department/ building I work out of, is extremely understaffed and has been going on 2 1/2 years now. It is difficult to provide the best care when you overworked, underpaid, and not appreciated. One of the better things provided here, is the paid time off. There is no set vacation time, you accrue hours with every pay check, and in some cases can even cash out of your paid hours (basically get an extra pay check from vacation time not used). The benefits are pretty good as well. But if it wasn't for the kids, I would have left and never came back. Management is poor as well.
Working with kids, benifits, time off
over worked, understaffed, lower wages