A day at Cerebral Palsy involves starting my morning off picking up my 4-5 participants from their home or residential homes, with the company van. Returning back to the school for daily activities geared towards enhancing ADL skills with art activities, making sure their being administered proper medication, trips into the community and on varying days transport participants to medical appointments.
Being employed at my job I have learned several things: patience, working with mentally disabled can be very trying at times but yet rewarding. I have also learned a whole new appreciation of life and mental health. I know have a passion for community work, and helping individuals in need.
Management at my job includes two supervisors that are above me. Main supervisor and a team leader. I work with twenty two co-workers which we are divided into several teams each assigned participants to each group. Overall my co-workers are energetic people who stick to the jobs mission of serving the participants at United Cerebral Plasy.
The hardest part of the job for me is after developing a bond with the participants due to their impaired heallth complications they past away sooner then expected. However that makes me work harder to make their days more enjoyable.
Most enjoyable part of the job for me is working with a knowledgable multidisciplinary team to enhance our participants skills, seeing them start with low skills and show improvement day by day.