Helping the students to progress on their goals is very rewarding.
Assistant Teacher (Former Employee) – Brockton, MA – November 12, 2017
The pay and benefits are good compared to other companies that do not require a degree for entry level positions. They do pay some tuition costs if people choose to go back to school. Shifts can be picked up at the residences if people want overtime. Working with students that can sometimes tantrum for hours at a time and have repeated holds can be taxing. A typical day includes meeting at the school, going to the residences in vans, assisting the students to get ready (bathroom, showering, dressing, breakfast, toothbrushing), and administering medications if med. trained. Then the vans are taken back to the school. Staff assist the students with groups, programs, therapy (occupational, speech, physical), vocational activities, gym time, bathroom, etc. The residence staff come and pick the students up at the end of the day. The May also provides extensive training for the staff, including behavioral safety, CPR, first aid, OSHA, HIPAA, and medication administration.
a lot of vacation/sick time, doing a lot of fun activities with the students, helping the students progress.
stressful due to behavioral incidents and holds.