Very busy, but you learn a lot.
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Brattleboro, VT – July 18, 2017
A typical day work begin for me at 4pm. I come into work and run pm meeting for the clients, and then myself and my coworker distribute meds and hand out mail. The clients make dinner, and then at 7:30pm they are ready to eat. I end the night by counting medications,and making sure everyone is in their beds by 11pm.
I have learned so much from this job. I started working here not knowing a thing about this population or medications. I have learned a lot about the legal system, interacting with clients, medications, and patience. I have learned far more than what college ever taught me.
The hardest part of the job is watching clients go through tough times while they are here, and dealing with them sober. It is also rewarding seeing them work through these problems without the assistance of alochal or drugs. Another hard part of this job is seeing clients coming back after they have graduated the program. I want them to do well on the outside and succeed, I'm always curious as to what possessed them to pick up and use all over again. Its also hard to watch the families be impacted by their decisions as well.
The most enjoyable part of the job is watching my clients succeed! I love hearing about them a few months down the line doing well, and staring a clean future for themselves. I also enjoy having the support of staff. It makes the job a lot easier.
Free dinner, very flexible with scheduling, supportive staff
2nd shift hours..4pm-12am