Working with kids who had intellecutal disabilites
Life Skills Instructor (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – July 30, 2016
The place was overall a great place to work with an upbeat environment. A DSP was always on the go in a fast track working environment. Caring, bathing, teaching daily life skills, reaching goals, community intervention, behavior analysis support,cleaning, organizing, food care, taking the clients to and from all medical appointments and overall well-being of the individuals are the daily tasks at little city. Working with children is something I enjoy. I learned/adapted to the kids lifestyles. Some of the clients are non-verbal but have their own language. Quickly picking up on their language and willingness to learn is a must at this job. You needed to know what each kid enjoyed doing, what objects they favor, and how they share communication with one another and staff. The co-workers are very helpful and will assist you if needed. The staff is friendly and I enjoyed working with my co-workers everyday. The hardest part in having this job was the ability to know each child and know how to handle every single situation that you come across. You are constantly testing your problem-solving and thinking outside of the box to come up with a solution that is best for the client, other clients, and staff.