Getting to work at 7 am, I write out a morning schedule and the other 1st shift staff and myself help our students get ready for the school day. This means assisting in dressing, breakfast and other activities of daily living. Then I drive the students and staff to the central education building where we help the students master acidemic skills such as math and english. After a day full of taskwork, my co-workers and I load the students back up into the van and head to the house where we work on vocational tasks like organizing closets, keeping floors clean and how to prepare meals. At 3, the next shift comes in. The frustrating part of my job is implimenting new behavior plans and helping the other staff understand them. Sometimes it's difficult to keep consistency. My favorite part of my job is working with my students, each one is unique and once you gain their trust, it stops feeling like a job and more like your own children you're teaching.