Very Fast Paced, Understaffed
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Valley View, OH – February 5, 2018
Working with people with developmental disabilities has to live in your heart. You have to to deal with situations you never probably even dealt with and it all has to be done with love, so you can enjoy coming to work everyday, They all have to be treated equally and with respect as any other human being (if you can't do that, this is not the job for you) also you have to understand various cultures as well. It can be stressful at times when a client doesn't want to follow directions, or don't want to take their meds. I feel House Management needs to respond and or schedule employees in a more consistent timely manner to the clients home. If not you are to maintain yourself there by law till another employee arrives to take over the shift. I Loved seeing all their smiles as soon as I walked in the door. It is like a family, but the hardest part is not allowing them to adapt to you because of the professionalism you have to maintain, so that they don't suffer in case you have to change homes are are no longer employed there.
Needs More Employees To Relieve