Pros: free lunch, going to different things with the residents such as diseny on ice and getting paid for it, loving memories.
My typical day at work will be to come in and read the Med communication log. I will see who I was assigned to and inform them that they had me for the night. Staff o myself would cook dinner, pass meds, or do kitchen clean up depending on who has what. After dinner shower would be done, meds are passed and then the residents will go to bed whenever they want with out staff assistant. When everyone is in bed staff including myself would do some of the cleaning so that the overnight would not be left to do everything.
What I have learned working here were how to handle communicating to people who had disabilities such as mild intellectual disability and Cerebral Palsy.
Management here at CP Rochester were okay. They where not that easy to communicate with and it was just a different feeling.
My Co-workers were good working co-workers. They came there to do their jobs and that was it. They were not very sociable and were not really able to get along with. It was a lot of drama and separations between the staff members, but due to the type of person I am I got along with everyone. I didn't like that everyone didn't get along with everyone else.
The hardest par of my job was actually the hours. I applied and was assigned to a certain shift and I was fine with it. After a few months things have changed and i was assigned to a shift that did not fit. So basically I going from one shift to the next shift and did not have any say in it, but either accept it or get a new job.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the residents. The were the highlight of my day. You were easy to get to know, to communicate with and they loved to be out doors doing any activity that you can think of.