Fast paced, high stress, very rewarding.
Fast paced from the time you get to work. Learned to work with other staff in working with children and DD adults. Workplace culture is very cliquish, staff tend to belong to a group and it is hard to break in, unless you are a competent hard worker. Hardest part of the job is not taking things personally, learning to separate yourself from the job - more ... and keeping healthy boundaries. Most rewarding is working with that population of individuals and other caring staff. - less
ConsShort Breaks, high staff turn over, lack of staff commitment