Good, Simple Job And Help People Live Better Lives
Residential Habilitation Specialist (Current Employee) – Gardiner, NY – May 25, 2013
A typical day of work for me at UGARC as a Residential Specialist working an evening shift is coming in roughly 3pm-11pm to a residence for 6 mentally disabled adults. Mostly in their 40s. They return from day programs and jobs and we cook dinner together, work on life skills like laundry, and go out to the movies, bowling, etc.
This job has given me great leadership skills, confidence, and people-skills. I constantly have to "be-in-charge" of a group and manage people. Management is typically very carefree and understanding as long as you have a good work ethic and provide what the state requires (which is pretty strict in NY).
The hardest part of the job is the hours and some boredom, as you have to do everything at the pace of the individuals.
The best part is feeling like you make a difference.
simple work, lots of downtime
little pay, sometimes boring