Pros: great co-workers and meaningful work
Cons: short lunch breaks and not a good salary
A typcial day in the life of a Service Coordinator is not an easy one. There are many stressors to this type of work as you are responsible for the lives and well being of about 30 to 35 peple on average. The pay is not very good but the health insurance is very good. I have been there because I love the people I serve. My participants are wonderful people who definately keep life interesting, there is rarely a dull moment.
From my time at Southeast Works I have learned a lot about the workings of Medicaid and Medicare. You have to learn the rules to be able to know what medical services and equipment an individiual is entitled to. I learned the steps of how someone can become eligibble for OPWDD (Office of People with Developments Disabilities) Servoces. I have a great respect for the developmentall disabled. They strive to try and be as indpendent as they can be often wanting to be more independent then they are able to. This population has taught me to be happy for the life I was born to and the opprotunities I have been afforded.
My co-workers are wonderful people. I can bounce ideas off of them or talk out a problem to brian storm for solutions. This group of people are very special and dear to my heart.
The hardest part of my job is putting it down at the end of my work day. I also need a lot of patience for working with my clients. Since they have developmental disabilities sometimes they need things explained to them a certain way and it is my job to figure out what style best works for their understanding. My background in working with children has helped in this department – more... because although I can become frsutrated I never take it out on them because it is not their fault I just need to try a different way.
The most enjoyable part of my work is helping people. I love knowing that my individual is getting to do somethign they enjoy or accomplished something by me helping them find what they need in order to gain this learning. I find helping people to be a very rewarding job. – less