Pros: positive change in a child, helping children
Cons: injuries, being the disciplainary model, mental toll
A typical work day at KidsPeace would include:
Washing clothes for the children that needed their clothes washed, Cleaning bathrooms of the children, maintaining safety of children through the night and or morning. Preparing meals, taking children to school, appointments and or other activities for the day.
Things I learned there were:
There are a wide range of children and young adults with very many and different "needs". Each one has its one downfalls, safety measures and instructions.
As far as the management at KidsPeace, I would have to say that was the only department that needed some help. There were issues with communication, proper training, assistance and much more.
The co-workers at KidsPeace are wonderful. Everyone gets along, everyone helps each other, everyone takes responsibility of their own parts... its a wonderful team.
The hardest part of the job:
The hardest part of the job at KidsPeace I would have to say would be seeing the children "fall backwards" or "slip up" and hurt themselves badly, get put in holds or "time-out" rooms.
The Most enjoyable part of the job:
The most enjoyable part of working at KidsPeace would honestly be helping or making a difference in the children. You really can see when you have helped a child out in a situation whether its critical or not. Just the look of trust and faith from them to you is the utmost rewarding aspect in the job!