I applied for this job after gaining experience working with the Mentally Ill in a Prison and Mental Health Facility. But after start working there I realize that it was quite different from the two. I was responsible for providing supervision to mentally ill students in a classroom setting, while attempting to gain job related training. One of my student was unable to communicate verbally, therefore this was challenging and sometimes overwhelming. I think I would say that I learned patience and perseverance while working with my students and their disabilities. In my opinion I think that management could have being a little more compassionate when it came to the employees, reason being is that at the time of my employment I was raising my granddaughter. Once she had a doctor appointment that I informed them that I would have to arrive at work a couple hours late. Not something that would happen often, nor was I planning on making this a habit but despite that I was terminated for that one incident.Trying to communicate with that one non-verbal student was the hardest, and the most enjoyable was having the opportunity of working with those with special needs. Especially when I would sometimes work in their Housing Units.
Being off on the weekends