The clients have everything they want in their homes.
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – May 24, 2015
A typical work day Monday- Thursday consists of assisting or prompting meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and finding out what the clients have on the schedule for the day. For the most part the clients have jobs in the community or at the Workshop. Depending on their level of disability, they are either transported to their job and dropped off or accompanied by staff on their job. The clients that work at Workshop are dropped off there because there are other certified staff there to assist them. On Fridays, clients come home get dressed after work and meet with other peers at Cici's Pizza or restaurant of their choice(as long as their funds will permit them) and then attend The Skinner Center. The Skinner Center is a place for clients to party with their peers, girlfriend/boyfriend on Fridays until 8p. In the morning they have other activities, such as, Art and Crafts, etc... for clients to do. After the Skinner Center, clients are transported back home to get relaxed and settled in. Medication would have already been administered and documentation completed. Staff would have went behind clients and touched up any unfinished detail on housekeeping, and when the next shift come, counted money of clients, counted controlled substances, brief the next shift on events of the day, and handed over keys. The hardest part of the job is the behaviors. They can get quite intense if you do not know how to handle them. Even if you, they can be intense. I loved every aspect of this job. I was looking forward to moving up in the company.
The pros are the days are fast. It is not a boring moment. This company allow alot of overtime, has benefits, and it is huge! They are very professional and have everybody intact with services, wants, and needs of clients.
The con are if you are not careful, you can be a victim of outburst, or worst physical assault. Also, one can get burnt out, because SRVS do utilize their good workers to the fullest. If you want to work, oh you will work.