Life at Bellefaire
Autism-Youth Counselor (Current Employee) – Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH – May 11, 2018
Working at Bellefaire is great due to communication between staff and management. Upper management really gets the staff involved in their decision about the plans for the clients. The pay is decent but it's not considered a living wage. A typical day at work includes half an hour team meetings before the clients come home from school, doing hygiene with some of the clients, completing some tasks for choice time (i.e. on the ipad, outside, movie, books, etc), giving them lunch/dinner, helping them take their medicine (if necessary), and getting them into bed. The morning shift just has to get them into hygiene, eat breakfast, and take meds before they go to school. Cleaning after the clients is also a part of the job. The hardest part of the job is hearing and reading about the tragic histories of the clients and having to separate your feelings in order to get the job done, which is helping them become more independent. The most enjoyable part is having fun with the clients and seeing them smile and laugh. These clients deserve to have happy experiences and just live, and it's nice to be a factor in those moments.
Benefits, communication, teamwork, national and jewish holiday pay
Pay isn't living wage