Pros: self satisfaction of helping another human being
Cons: many clients fail because pyramid fails them .
Typical day a work involved teaching clients thru teaching classes, communicating with them, listening to them, helping them.
I learned to be a more compassionate person, more about what life as a drug addict is about, how to really listen and understand one's needs and more about my own self.
Co-workers - some were professional, some were untrained – more... and should not have been there.
The hardest part of the job was failing to reach and help a client and see him relapse.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being a part of the client's recovery. Seeing one succeed. Listening to their stories when I taught my classes. Teaching therapeutic ropes and watching the clients have fun and learning something about themselves and processing it afterwards.
I believe Pyramid top management turns a blind eye to the fact that there are untrained behavorial techs running rampant through the halfway houses, including the supervisor and it has become a big problem. If they would require some training, I believe more clients would be more successful. – less