Social Worker Intern (Former Employee) – Fall River, MA – February 3, 2015
Teaches you the most important lesson in life. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Treat the individuals in your group, the same way you treat your co-workers, just because they have a disability makes them no different than you. A typical day at work is helping your group reach their goals. The co-workers are amazing and very helpful. The hardest part of the job is leaving, you really become attached to some of the people there. The most enjoyable part is absolutely everything.
IRA Specialist (Former Employee) – Hamburg, NY – May 9, 2014
One thing I loved about working for People INC, was the residents. They always made me laugh. I have learned a lot about certain disabilities. I love the management, we all worked as a team. The only hardest part was being mandated.
taking the residents out and seeing them enjoying themseleves
IRA Specialist (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – October 9, 2013
My typical day at work starts off with me coming into the IRA and reading emails and the communication log. After I do that I then go into the kitchen and then prepare the breakfast for the day or pass the medication to the residents. I assist the residents with any needs they need help with and then wait with them until their transportation come and pick them up to take them off to their work "program". After the residents of the IRA leaves, I typically go about my cleaning duties as a morning IRA Specialist. I clean the IRA's common areas, bathrooms, bedrooms, the staff office, med office and everywhere you can think of. I sometimes run errands when needed as well.
What I have learned from this employment is that just because people have a disability they have the capability of doing anything that someone who does not have a disability can do.
Management at my IRA needs and the office here in Rochester needs improvement. Being a new company to Rochester they are not so much organized.
The hardest part of my job has to be dealing with the behaviors. Its hard to try and persuade someone who is not in a good mood to not throw things or tight other people just because they are mad. Another part of my job that is the hardest is handling people who has Prader–Willi syndrome. Coming into this IRA I had no clue what Prader–Willi syndrome was so to this day it's still kind of difficult to handle someone with it.
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to do things with them on the weekends. Such as going on outings and watching movies and just seeing them happymore... and enjoying life.less
Free lunch, going to different things with the residents such as Diseny on Ice and getting paid for it.
file clerk (Former Employee) – Tahlequah, OK – April 8, 2013
I enjoy the office type job, i like everything about it. and i feel that thats where i fit in the most. This was my first clerical job, and i went in and got the job done, like everything came natural to me.
Primary Instructor (Former Employee) – Orchard Park, NY – November 13, 2012
I worked on a team taking care of individuals with disabilities. I would teach them how to eat,dress,color. I took them out on field trips. Was a great place to work for. The hardest part of the job was getting all the individuals out of their wheel chairs and unto mats,swings or to the bathroom. The most enjoyable part of the job was making an individuals day by just helping them.