It was my first 'real job' and I loved working with the residents. I went from a Psychosocial aide to Director of Social Services. I had a wonderful supervisor who became the Administrator and she knew my potential. It was nice environment but stressful at times because I worked with mentally ill/substance abuse residents. I got to see the good, bad and the ugly being an aide then going into management. I didn't like the fact that I had more paperwork then time with the residents. I enjoyed facilitating groups, making my own topics/assignments, going on outing, having residents birthday parties with a theme, talking with the resident and being there for them.
able to take residents out of the facility
can bevery, very sressful