A typical day includes serving people who need help with various things. This means you have to be flexible, the ability to focus and have some common sense.
I have learned that my day will often depend on my personal attitude, not all days will be awesome, but most will if you have an attitude of flexibility.
I think our Management is great, and although there are sometimes periods of flux, you can always find someone to help you. You just have to look.
Workplace culture is what we make it as staff. Yes, sometimes we get staff who are lazy. Yes, sometimes we have to pick up the slack. BUT, we all do our best to pull together and find a way to make it work.
The hardest part is knowing someone is struggling and knowing our job is not to fix it for them, but assist them with learning ways to get through whatever is going on, in a manner which promotes their individuality.
The most enjoyable part is seeing all your hard work payoff for the first time, and a served person using something you have shown them functionally (for themselves).
Every place like Dungarvin has its own flaws and fails. I like to think we try to roll with them, and if you are able to ride it out, you will find a secure, ever-changing, challenging job ahead of you. I have been with Dungarvin for 5 years. I started as a Direct Support Professional. I am now part of the Administrative team.
Dealing with people can be difficult and trying. It is important to remember we are not here to fix anyone. We are here serve people and all the things they go through.
Personal satisfaction, Room to promote, and great friends.
That all depends on how we as employee's view things.