Pros: the flexible hours, doing the sleep overs
Cons: not able to do more hours
Due to the position I held I was employed to be a fill in for 5 homes with varying needs and requirements, I had to be flexible which suited me due to my University studies. My days where busy and full with clients needs to be met for their daily activites and outings.
I learnt to communicate with clients that could not talk in your usual way so I – more... had to learn a new way to communicate and understand another person/s way of communicating.
My colleages where passionate about there work and their expectations were high, where by they encouraged me to keep stepping up. Management where supportive and encouraged me to step into a managerial position but due to outside circumstances the vacancy was filled internally.
I found the lifting of clients a challenge in one of our most challenging homes with clients of high needs, especially when all staff where busy dealing with other clients and not able to help at the immediate time which were challenging at times.
I really enjoyed working with clients who were more able where I was able to take on outings, bike rides and do one on ones plan achievements. – less