Pros: free meals, doing fun activities
Cons: short, if any, breaks; high-stress atmosphere
LSI - Bremwood is a residential treatment center for juveniles around the state of Iowa. A typical day of work is supervising the kids, making sure they stay out of trouble, holding the kids accountable for their behaviors, keeping them occupied by planning activities both on- and off-campus, and keeping kids safe when they or another peer is being aggressive with their peers or with staff. Above all what you learn here is patience. The program that we execute here is ultimately a positive experience for those kids, but progress through the program and behaviors that we teach them do not happen overnight. The hardest part of the job is when situations get physical and you are called upon to keep a child and their peers safe by restraining that person. The most enjoyable part of the job is the teamwork between staff on a daily/nightly basis. Another enjoyable part of the job are the relationships you build with the kids, and the fun activities you get to do as a group when everything is going smoothly.