A Day with Mental Health Teens and Their Children "RolerCoaster"
Residential Support Staff (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 11, 2015
A typical day at work is curious, walking into the building with teens and their children, teens with mental disabilities you have to be on guard and very aware because you never know what will happin, Staff have a personal office didicated to serve the teens with any thing they might need assistent with : parenting, relationship advice, budgeting and bank account assistent, monitor teens and children through out the shifts, keep logs on activities through out the shift, MPR(missing person report from chicago police) when need, transportation when needed, and prompt teens for school,work, appoinments etc. cook on meal days for teens as well. Working with teens that can be upset,fight each other, curse staff out can be hard , but! when you have supportive staff and skills to calm them down, and help them figure out he issues and they thank you is so rewarding and you know you've made difference and done ur duities. The hardest part of my job is not getting enough hours and being left days or even weeks without no hours, And all paper work is not completed when your shifts start so it make it hard to continue when you have to fix an issue or dont know certain things.
No benfits (insurance, medicals