I loved my job working with kids and my co workers
Behavioral Intervention Support Spec Sup (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – November 7, 2012
Every day I was at work there was a new challenge which made it so much fun. I can't say that all of the challenges were fun at the time, but I can say after each challenge was the feeling of knowing that I could survive it.
There were days which were extremely difficult such as one of the kids would go off and become physically aggressive towards myself or other staff, kids that would run away or try to, kids destroying property, oh and the name calling, kids with drug and alcohol abuse issues, kids who had been abused and dealing with the abuse issues was very difficult. We had them all.
I did daily med counts, medication distributions, room searches was also a daily requirment, performed daily living skills activities with the kids, daily charting, worked with educators, social workers, parents.
There just was never any down time you were continuously on the move, which made it even better because time would fly by.
I do have to say the best thing about my job was watching how the kids changed over time and no matter how little the change was it was always a positive change.
all of the kids i worked with, the great co workers, all of the education and training
the high volume of turnover in employees due to the high stress type of work, most were not prepared for all of the different areas which they faced.