Pros: fulfilling work helping disabled adults, great staff and great benefits including 401k and health insurance.
Cons: intervening with physical 'behaviors' of residents that could harm themselves or others, dealing with mountains of paperwork to fulfill government requirements.
I worked 3rd shift, usually Midnight to 8:30am. During the overnight hours I would conduct room checks to ensure the residents were in their rooms and asleep. I would work with one other staff until 6:30am when I would assist 1st shift in getting the residents up, showered and in serving breakfast. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with – more... the residents themselves. The hardest part of my job is the shift hours. My immediate supervisors and co-workers are excellent and fun to work with. Upper management is a bit difficult to work with especially for my shift. The ongoing training in CPR/AED use, First Aid, Safety, and Resident Rights are also excellent. – less