Fun, challenging, a lot of trainings which you need to take every one you can.
Residential Assistant (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – March 7, 2016
MHA always let me know that there was a place for me back there when I advanced to my next job. A staff that did meetings once a week at the house saw my potential referred me to my next job but I never felt like I was "at home after that". MHA keeps its staff very well taken care of with the benefits and always has upper management on site frequently to make sure things are being done correctly.
I miss it but I always knew after giving my 18 day notice and staying on per diem for a while that I wanted to keep the lines of communication open for future positions. I am going to school. I have been in school 5-1/2 years. I will be in my masters in counseling psychology next year and my doctorates in clinical psychology in 3 years. MHA gave me a good start, gave me what I need to progress, I did twice, and now I want to take all tha knowledge and really help.
A typical day at work when I worked there was the client was number one. Are they safe, are they setting goals and are they realistic goals? Are they achieving them? If not, why? Taking very small steps to get to another small step. Patience is a big one in residential.
It is not a job. There are two kinds of people, some there for a paycheck and it is just a job and others to move forward always and to learn.
The most enjoyable part of the job: Watching individuals start to get jobs or start to shower on their own. Watching them smile or even just succeed at something that is huge to them and to you-because you understand. .
It gave me the skills I needed to advance, great benefiits
Full time supervisor there for wrong reasons, but she is no longer with the company