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!
ADC Coordinator Support (Former Employee), Russellville, AR – August 14, 2013
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 – more... 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!!! – less
DCP (Former Employee), Russellville, AR – July 15, 2014
It's a humanitarian organization that does has a great purpose in helping individuals with disabilites but oppurtunities for management are few and far between. As for the current management it is a little corrupt. Without going into detail, they have lost their way. Ending on a good note it is a great job to get through school with so many flexible – more... options. – less
Service Coordinator/Special Olympics (Current Employee), Russellville, AR – June 4, 2014
Pros: the pros are the relationships that i have built with the consumers, co workers, parents and the community.
Cons: being on call 24 hours per day.
My typical day at work began with greeting staff and consumers. Checking emails for anything of importance or needs for the day. Make a to do list to make sure that all of the impoortant issues are taken care of to prevent any loss of funding. I have managed staff for over 20 years and have a low percentage of turnover. The most enjoyable part of my – more... day is when i can make someone smile. To finish all of the tasks that i began. Special Olympics, scheduling practices, preparing the athletes for competetion. – less
AD Instructor or DSP (Former Employee), Bryant, AR – November 12, 2012
Pros: going to special olympics with them as their coach
Cons: no breaks or lunch do when you can
Productive and easy going workplace sometimes not enough activities for the high function , but ok for the others , We exercixe everyday by walking outside if the weather pemits which my guys love it very much being I take them out , Co workers were wonderful we work together as a team, the hardest part of my job was taking away privilege that they – more... really like doing, the enjoyable part was doing different activites or interacting with them, they were all joys – less