Transition Coach (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OH – August 29, 2014
Pros: flexibility, benefits
Cons: no room for advancement
A typical day in my position would depend on which school I had to facilitate Career Choices for that day. I would report to the office first to gather materials needed for my sessions that day, commute to the specific school, facilitate the session based off of the curriculum that I had to follow, then after the classroom sessions I would commute back – more... to the office. On certain days I worked with another group of kids in the Community Observation program with the students who had multiple disabilities. The students would be transported by yellow bus to the office and then we would take them to a community site to volunteer for 2 hours each day Monday - Thursday, after volunteering we would transport the students back to the office where they would ride the yellow bus back to their school. The objective of that specific program was to observe the students work ethic and to see what skills they have and what could we work on some more.
I have learned alot about students with disabilities, I've learned how to network, I've learned how to meet people where they are in order to assist them with trying to meet or accomplish their goals, I've learned how to become emphatic toward others and their situations.
Management is good although at times it seems that they don't care.
My co-workers were wonderful, they were team players, very understanding to different situations that someone may have going on.
The hardest part of my job to me was keeping dependable transportation because I wasn't able to afford to obtain a car from a car lot. Also feeling like I wasn't able to reach out to some students.
The most enjoyable part of my job was everything that I did. I truly enjoyed what I did at Easter Seals. – less
Pros: the pros working for easter seals tristate are effective communication, team work, professionalism, trainings, and positive environment.
Cons: the cons are not getting challenging assignments and responsibilities.
A typical day at work is taking daily attendance for individuals with developmental disabilities in the morning and afternoon for billing. I monitor individuals throughout the day and assist them with their breaks and lunches by heating in the microwave. I learned from working with individuals with developmental disabilities you have to have problem – more... solving and excellent communication skills. I think management is helpful when a new individual comes to work by informing me about their deficiencies and communicating information about trainings. I think my co-workers are great because they're professional and team players. The hardest part of the job is being able is trying to get an individual with behaviors to adhere to rules and not be defiant. I enjoy being able to see an individual have success by getting a job out in the community. – less