Pros: annual in-services; caring, dedicated staff, residents striving to better themselves.
Cons: if your relief does not show up, you might have to work a double shift; which is bad for the evening shift.
A typical day starts with greeting the residents and checking with the night shift to make sure everythiing went fine during the night. I learned that no matter how hard life has been for the residents, they never stop trying to better themselves and their environment. The management team was always available to assist in any way they could. My co-workers – more... functioned as a well-organized team; it was a pleasure working with them. The hardest part of the job was watching a resident relapse and their despair at doing so. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping a resident find permanent housing and seeing the joy on their face when they realized that they had achieved the goal of living independently. – less