Pros: flexible hours, relaxed atmosphere, supportive team of co-workers and management
Cons: lack of job security in entry level positions, pay and advancement opportunities could be higher
Let me just say, I love this job! The hours are flexible, you can pick up as many/few clients as you can handle, and the supervisors are always there for you. The pay is not excellent, but it is good for someone who is working on getting their degree or just getting out of college and searching for something more permanent.
The training is great and, – more... if you stick it out long enough as a member of an entry-level position, there are opportunities to move up. My supervisors even try to alert me if they get knowledge of advancement opportunities that they think I might be suited for.
The hardest part of the job is that it lacks stability. There is no opportunity for overtime and sometimes consumers are lost to completing agencies or growing up and heading off to a group home. That means you are out hours unless/until you can find another consumer to make those hours up with and that is not always the case. Management tries to give you extra paperwork when this happens if you ask for it, but that is also not always available and they only give it to you if you have the productivity to spare.
Overall, great job! Would recommend it only to someone who is in/recently out of college if you are going for the entry level positions. If you qualify for a more advanced position in the company, however, go for it! – less