Very fun, but very stressful
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – January 25, 2018
It is a fun place to be at, especially if you are working with the right team. But it is extremely stressful since the patients that you work with at certain crisis homes are in crisis, this meaning the patients that are in the household that you are working at are not able to be in public by themselves because of their behavior. This also means they can be very aggressive towards you (these clients are usually mentally unstable). They do attack you, try to cause harm to you in any way they can think of; verbal abuse, physical abuse etc. But that's only if you get those type of clients. Sometimes you do get the quiet clients that just don't want to be bothered, that would just stay in their rooms and keep to themselves, this makes it less dangerous and less stressful on you the worker. Overall this it is a good place to be if you want a career in mental health studies, you get to learn a lot about different behaviors and how to interact with those behaviors.