Pros: free lunches, the residents can be a lot of fun, and great co-workers
Cons: working lunches, very few breaks, hecktick workplace, every task is made to feel like a priority
A typical day at work would be to come in before the residents were awake, ensure that everybody got up and got ready for breakfast and school on time, and then help out during classes wherever needed. I was responsible for providing group teachings almost everyday, and then spending time documenting those teachings for each resident that was present. Sometimes upper management seemed pretty clueless, as we were almost constantly understaffed and my supervisors/managers had to fight pretty hard to have fun things approved for our residents. My co-workers were all great, but everybody always looks so overworked. There is generally a feel of camaraderie, as we have to work together as a team or we sink. The hardest part of my job was keeping all of the plates spinning day-in and day-out. The most enjoyable part for me was working with the residents. It was very difficult working with these residents, but the knowledge that most of them were ultimately appreciative and learned a variety of new skills made it feel worth it.