Pros: benefits, rewarding
Cons: hours (overnights), pay
When I worked for People Inc. I worked overnights, therefore during the night I would provide supervision to individuals and clean the housing unit.
In the mornings I would cook each individual breakfast based on their dietary plans. After breakfast I would get the individuals who worked ready to leave. I ensured that they had everything they needed as well as aided in any hygiene procedures when necessary. Another aspect of my job was administrating medications to the individuals, this was by far the hardest part of the job considering the number of people in the house and the limited time span in order to give out medications.
On the other hand, the most enjoyable part of the job was being appreciated for helping the individuals. It was rewarding being able to help someone in need, it made me happy.
I learned how to administrator medication, document for medicare coverage, and provide direct care. Management and co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great experience, however due to overnight hours I didn't keep the job.