Pros: paid training, great benefits, great pay
Cons: co-workers and management
A typical day at work for me would be going in at 10 pm until 7:30 am-9am. I would watch TV, read, clean the client's home, do client's laundry, pass meds, help make breakfast, wake client's up for school or work, provide bed checks which just consist of making sure each client is sleeping and healthy.
I have learned so much about specific disabilites, – more... how to help others when they aren't able to prefrom specific tasks. I also learned how amazing the human brain/body is. If one part doesn't work how the other parts try and accomodate.
Management-Well more time could be foucsed on problems that need fixed instead of who and how much overtime time there is. If you have a problem no one is willing to help you or listen to you. Too much personal drama that is brought into the work place from management and coworkers.
Co-workers are young, inexperienced, and immature. 99% are not willing to come to work on their shifts, help when on shift, or help pick up hours or other tasks.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with 18 year olds just out of high school that just wanted to sit around and do nothing but get paid or not even show up at all.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the clients. They are such a joy and fun to be with even on challenging days.
It's either very hard or very easy and for stupid reasons you can get fired. So watch out you are on the verge of being fired all day everday for the littlest things. – less