Working with young adults and caring for medically fragile clients for 12+ years.
Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee) – Bloomington, MN – June 11, 2015
I was the supervisor for 10-15 PCAs who cared for 3 young adult medically fragile clients and 5 medically fragile foster care children.I handled scheduling shifts, management all paperwork for clients, staff and state regulations. Filled in when shift empty. Worked and was responsible for entire household (24/7) when parents were gone on vacations, meetings, etc.
The hardest part of the job was caring so much for the clients when they were so fragile and in pain. One client died on 3/2/12 and her adoptive brother diened on 8/2/12. It was like losing my own children after caring for them for 12 + years.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the young adult PCAs making the clients feel like a "normal" child/teenager/young adult. We came up with get togethers, movie times and just hanging out together. The absolute best part of my job was seeing and being with the clients daily.
Positive workers and great clients
working alot of extra hours and doing 7-14 day 24/7 (living in the house) shifts.