Hard work goes unappreciated
Behavior Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – June 5, 2017
Getting to work with troubled and disabled children has many rewards. But management does not take care of their employees enough to want employees to stay for long. Great employees will get overworked and stressed because they let good employees go for ridiculous reasons that is caused by management, resulting in others having to cover their hole. Poor employees will be kept for no reason. Great employees will reach a breaking point and will be blamed for snapping. Management looks for reasons to fire employees, good or bad.
A typical day differs from shift to shift. Day and evening shifts escort patients from place to place, "process" with patients and their problems, provide food/drink/medical care, develop group therapy discussions, and act as a role model. Night shift watches over each patient throughout the night with routine checks, files the previous day's paperwork, creates new paperwork for the coming day, provide medical care if needed, and monitor/accompany patients in the restroom (including showers). Each shift IS responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy workplace, though night shift has the most opportunity to clean up. Each shift is also responsible for communication between other shifts.
Possibility for overtime
Unappreciation, Mandation, no support/encouragement from Management