Fulfilling Work, But No Real Work-Life Balance if You are FT
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – May 10, 2016
Typical day at work involves helping residents maintain their independence, or as much as possible, while providing assistance with their daily medications, hygiene, diets, exercise, and overall well-being. Do get CPR certified and company reimburses or pays for your fingerprint clearance card. Management is not as transparent and up-front as they could be with the staff and with the clients and their guardians. Co-workers are for the most part, decent, but younger, better talent is placed with higher-behavior homes. Management continues to hire anyone they can to have a body present in residences to care for the clients, but a considerable amount of employees have language barriers or have difficulties understanding, reading, or writing in English.Hardest part of the job is the lack of work-life balance when it comes to having your job duties extend passed their allotted/scheduled time and sometimes outside of one's job description. Most enjoyable part of the job is being able to work with exceptional residents who make the job worthwhile, especially when it comes to helping and watching the clients achieve goals and their quality of life increase.
Training; Health, Dental, and Eye Care benefits, great clients
PTO allowances, shift coverage, low retention rate, distant management