Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – October 16, 2015
As an Aid a typical day included of course caring for the kids but also cleaning, preparing lunch, and sitting with kids at rest time. Aides don't have much of a say and are on the bottom of the hierarchy. Some of the teachers are rude with their aids and the administration turns a blind eye to it. Also the admin can be "shady" when interviewing for an aid position. for example when I interviewed with them it was for an aide however when I showed up on site I was told I was a one on one aide, something the admin didn't tell me.
The Pay is really not there but the Job is extremely rewarding!
Residential Habilitation Trainer (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – March 29, 2014
Come in to work review the logbook to see if there are any pressing issues, start house cleaning, get prepared for the resident's to come home, either start cooking or pass meds depending on the day, serve the meal, go on outings, help with daily living skills, get the resident's to bed, and finally complete daily paperwork.
discount movie tickets, having a job where the people you serve appreciate you, fun outings
moving up is difficult if you are not one of the "chosen"!!
I had a lot of fun working at the Heritage Center. I was able to excel quickly into a new position based on my skills and drive to succeed. I enjoyed all of my co-workers equally. The most difficult part of the job was going from housekeeping to manager without training. I believe I did a great job and learned very quickly how to become an efficient part of the healthcare team.
A great place to work as long as you have more than one income stream or are just starting out.
Residential Habilitation Trainer (Former Employee) – Alden, NY – April 11, 2013
Upon walking into work you first catch up with your paperwork and look into if anything is planned for the day, then get ready for the residents to come home and be prepared for anything because everyday brings something new, pass meds, cook, complete house chores, go on and plan outings.
Again the most enjoyable part of the job is dealing with the residents and more specifically seeing them enjoy themselves. I especially loved tailor fitting outings to each individual.
Management means well but seems to be a bit out of touch where the day to day duties of the employees are concerned but they can be counted on nonetheless.
free dinner and/or lunches, fun outings such as movies and themeparks, very rewarding
low pay, advancement is scarce, even when you can get it its not worth it because the increase in pay isn't worth it.