Generally easy going if you have a little patience.
Pros: Helping people out, can eat the food at the house, not to difficult with a little patience
Cons: Can be extremely stressful sometimes
Worked with the mentally disabled in residential home, required to; dress them, help them use the bathroom, help them eat, and various activities.
Typical day; get them ready for morning program, drive them there, pick them up in a couple hours when it finished. Then various activites would prepared for them to do in the house. At night they were showered and put to bed.
I learned to be grateful for the simple things in life such as the fact that i don't need anyone to help me get ready in the morning or to help me shower. I also developed a little more patience and self control as some times the patients seem to act out on purpose or do things to intentionally annoy you, but must remember they have a disability.
The managment and co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Also very understanding if you had to be late or miss a day.
Hardest part was just having self-control as some times the patients get violent and spit on you. You were only to restrain them if necessary, however very tempting to not all the time.
The experience itself was very enjoyable. The environment was great and from working with the patients everyday you connect with them and possess genuine happiness when you know they're doing better from your services.