Hard work - don't be experienced!!!
Mental Health Specialist (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – April 14, 2018
A lot of what was good or bad depended on: how ill your clients were and how much crisis, how aware/trained your staff was and how much interaction you had with those above your manager. Program Managers - 90% were great. Coworkers, some great and experienced, others - warm bodies who didn't care and you could not make decisions with. I did not feel my input was valued in the agency. I did not feel valued in general from the agency. A typical day would be: transport, medical appointments, medication dispensing, cooking for 8, cleaning up, some form of required rehab. and notes, lots of assistance and interaction to facilitate ADL's and life management. Lots of cleaning, lots of work with medications, lots of wondering what CBFS wants from your plan when your person wants to be left alone.
Residents that I will never forget or stop caring about/ Activities with them
Lack of respect and large, repetitive workload. Money of course