It was a great place to work, a lot of good people and fun things to do and make it fun learning for everyone there!
Pros: great hours, off holidays (major), great company
Cons: behavorial issues
I enjoy very much working with people with Mental and Physical limitations! Its where my heart is, I have total of 10 years experience working in this field and I look forward to many more! A typical day was filled with fun learning activities, arts and crafts, music, exercise and computer labs! I learned total acceptance no matter what, I learned to be a better person and learned so much from people with disabilities, they are excellent teachers! The management was great, very family oriented and cared about each other, the families and all staff and consumers. I have had a lot of awesome co-workers while in this field, it takes heart and not just being there for a paycheck, it takes true heart. The hardest part is when there is a behavioral problem and people are upset and it becomes difficult to get them to deescalate and come down from the "high" of being upset about something that is important to them, you dont always know what to do and that can be hard to feel helpless for a moment when you may not always know what to do to help them calm down. Without doubt, the most enjoyable part is learning from them and finding out something new about yourself everyday! The hugs are amazing and the conversation enlightening!! Its the most rewarding job in the world when you are blessed to work with individuals with Mental and Physical Limitations!!!