Pros: good health benefits (if single, got expensive the more covered), some bonus'
Cons: lack of communication, not getting support when others aren't pulling their weight
I started as a resident counselor, and was involved in the direct care for adults with disabilities. Within 6 months, I took the course to become a direct support professional, which lead to being a nationally certified direct support professional.
Before my 2nd anniversary, I became an assistant manager, and loved my position. I thought I was going to go all the way and become a residence house manager, especially after filling in for the residence manager over a year span (not continuously.)
Being an assistant manager you take on the role of manager, but will be required to do direct care as well. There is a lot of computer data entry, and time sensitive documentation that needs to be completed.
There are a lot of benefits that the company provides, and bonus' sometimes, but it is a hard job physically and mentally. The pay could be higher for what is expected of you.