Working w/ adults w/ disabilities is both challenging as well as rewarding
Specialist/Facilitator (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – May 12, 2014
There are no two days exactly alike. The work days are as varied as the participants. Being in the Community with them is educational for all parties. The participants educate the folks in the community while they are learning and experiencing life.
I have learned a great deal from working with this particular population. I have learned determination, gratitude, flexibility,
and most importantly to live each day in anticipation.
I absolutely love my boss. She allows me to do my job, and is always there, should I need to make inquires. She does not micro-manage, and trusts that I will take care of things. I thrive with a management style like hers.
I do not see my co-workers often. We are all out in the community
with our respective participants. I do enjoy the few times I get to collaborate with them. My department, in particular, has an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.
The hardest part of the job may well be some of the more physical components, such as transferring a Participant into/out of my vehicle.
The most enjoyable part of my job, is being able to assist my clients
in having a fuller, more well-rounded life.
Independence while working, hours are self determined
Challenging, low wages