They have created "templates" that are more like a schedule that you would find in a manufacturing plant or warehouse. Yet the job requires extreme flexibility in the part of the Wirkers due to the variations in levels of need and in personalities of the people being served and the team staff. Typically the motivating factor in taking a job in this field is that the employee would be a compassionate and supportive individual and have a flexible and adaptive personality. Ideally they would be rewarded with some level of reciprocal flexibility.
Currently the scheduling and hours appear to be unsustainable.
Poorly conceived schedules, shifts too long
Answered - Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) - Brunswick, ME