Residential Support Staff II, Ebensburg, PA - May 13, 2017
Day to day life varied with each day. Some of the residents had mild to moderate Intellectual disabilities along with emotional disabilities which at times caused behavioral symptoms which at times included combativeness and verbal abuse. I was once a month with one of the consumers at a Day Program. The residents were taken out shopping, to parties, out to eat, recreational activities and such as much as possible. In-home activities such as doing crafts were also encouraged by staff. Staff assisted with ambulation as needed and use of walker/wheelchair as needed. Staff would drive the residents in a company vehicle and assist with transfers in and out as needed as well as put the walker/wheelchair in the vehicle. Duties also included cleaning, laundry, meal planning and preparation, grocery and supply shopping with the residents participating. Staff assisted/prompted the resident to complete their personal care, assisted the resident to choose their clothes, and encourage them to do what they were able. Residents were encouraged to assist with planning and preparation. Staff completed reports daily on what the residents did.